Tag Archives: 1960s

François Leterrier – Les mauvais coups aka Naked Autumn (1961)

An ex-racing driver (Reginald Kernan) lives in the country with his aging wife (Simone Signoret). They spend their days quarrelling and baiting each other, and making up uneasily before starting again. The new village school teacher (Alexandra Stewart) enters the scene, threatening to upset the love-hate balance of the couple. Read More »

    Kôji Wakamatsu – Nihon bôkô ankokushi: Ijôsha no chi AKA Abnormal Blood (1967)

    Synopsis: A detective investigating a serial rapist discovers that he and the perpetrator come from the same lineage of depraved individuals, a genealogy of violent and sexually perverse deviants that streches through the Meiji, Taisho and Showa eras and can even be traced back to the Edo era. Read More »

      Júlio Bressane – Cara a Cara (1967)

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      A man, sort of penpusher living in the darkness of books or in a ruined house with his dying mother, watches out for of a radiant, rich young girl. Her father meanwhile seems to organize some political trick with accomplices. Read More »

        Andy Warhol & Chuck Wein – My Hustler (1965)

        Filmed on Fire Island, this two reel, 70 minute Warhol film covers the activities of the “Dial A Hustler” service, as an older man seeks a young hustler for a companion. Read More »

          Sydney Pollack – They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

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          They Shoot Horses Don’t They? is set in the dark years of the l930s, when dance marathons became popular as a way for desperate people to compete for prize money. Sometimes the events would drag on for weeks as contestants pushed themselves far beyond the point of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, the dancers shambling around the floor in a half-dead stupor. People would then pay to sit in the bleachers, watch the event and cheer on their favourites. Taken from hard-boiled pulp writer Horace McCoy’s novel of the same name, Jane Fonda plays a bitter young woman paired up with Michael Sarrazin for the ordeal. Read More »

            Francesco Rosi – Salvatore Giuliano [+Extras] (1962)

            Synopsis
            In 1950, 28-year-old outlaw Salvatore Giuliano is found gunned down in a Sicilian courtyard. Little is as it seems. The film moves back and forth between the late 1940s, when Giuliano and other reprobates were recruited by separatist politicians to do their fighting, and the days leading up to and following Giuliano’s death. After Sicily’s self-rule is declared, will the outlaws be pardoned as promised? And why does Giuliano order his gang to fire on a peaceful May Day rally? Police, Carabinieri, and Mafia have their uses for him. There’s a trial after his death: will the truth come out or does the code of silence help protect those in power? (IMDB) Read More »

              Joseph Cates – Girl of the Night (1960)

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              Based on a book by Dr.Harold Greenwald: The Call Girl a Social and Psychoanalytic Study. This film tells the story of a girl (Anne Francis) who becomes a high priced call girl. She is exploited by her madam (Kay Medford) until she finds a tough yet caring therapist (Lloyd Nolan) and straightens herself out Read More »