Sunday, October 5, 2014

1960s Oscars!

Once again, we have reached the end of a decade in our movie journey.  Fortunately for you guys, you don't have to read a sappy, sentimental recap, since I am not too thrilled with the sixties as a whole.  I kind of feel like I did when my mean hamster died.  There were still some excellent films that deserve to be praised.  As always, feel free to disagree with me in the comments.  Please refrain from calling me  Ditzy McDingus, though.  Words scar.

BEST PICTURE: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
West Side Story
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Young Ladies of Rochefort
Rosemary's Baby
The Birds
In the Year of the Pig

WORST PICTURE: Scorpio Rising
Blonde Cobra
The Ladies Man
Flaming Creatures
Andrei Rublev

Roman Polanski
Alfred Hitchcock
Jacques Demy
Eric Rohmer
Guy Hamilton

BEST ACTOR: Anthony Perkins
George Chakiris
Tim O'Kelly
Henry Fonda
Jack Lemmon

Rita Moreno
Catherine Deneuve
Francoise Fabian
Ann Bancroft

BEST LINE: "Mother, uh, my mother is, what is the phrase?  She is not quite herself today."-Psycho
"Think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch."-Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
"Why do you kids live like there's a war on?"-West Side Story
"Paris is small for great passion like us"-The Young Girls of Rochefort


  1. Love this! I watched Psycho again recently, and was entertained by many of Anthony Perkins' comments. I had forgotten there were some funny ones! And of course, all quotes from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are wonderful! Good job!

  2. Another of those odd ones where I made a reply that seems to have disappeared.
    Nothing much to disagree with you in this.. except the minor, and predictable issue of 'Young Ladies of Rochfort'.oh, and perhaps Catherine Deneuve, but that is just me. Delighted to see 'Rosemary's Baby' in there..
    You've lost me as to who Ditzy McDingus is though. I even googled it and it came up with nothing. I've now got the feeling I've said something very naff

  3. Thanks Diana!

    And wow, Ray, you don't like Catherine Deneuve? I didn't know that was possible!

  4. Good list. Not exactly the list made upon finishing the sixties, but there are a lot we can agree on. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? also made my top 10. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was the undisputed winner.