1960-69

1960 – The Apartment won the Award. I found this movie quite funny.

1961 – West Side Story won the award. For a musical this movie was made bad. However, this story is really just Romero and Juliet.

1962 – Lawrence of Arabia won the award. I would have really enjoyed this movie if it was two movies instead of one. To Kill a Mockingbird was much better because it was coherent and Gregory Peck was outstanding.

1963 – Tom Jones won the award. This is probably the most random movie to win the award. I would not be surprised if Monty Python’s Flying Circus was inspired by this movie. I also really enjoyed How the West was Won.

1964 – My Fair Lady won the award. If you removed the musical numbers from this film I would have really enjoyed it. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb I think was a much better film.

1965 – The Sound of Music won the award. Again if you removed the musical numbers I would have really enjoyed this film.

1966 – A Man for All Seasons won the award This film seemed more like a play than a movie. While the film was not bad, it did not seem put together very well.

1967 – In the Heat of the Night won the award. This was a great movie which was unfortunate for Guess Who Coming to Dinner and The Graduate, I believe both of these could have won as well.

1968 – Oliver won the award. This must have been the decade of musical.

1969 – Midnight Cowboy won the award. This is by far the worst movie on the list of winners. I thought Dustin Hoffman did a great job in this film, however, the back story was not told well and I hated the subject matter. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a far superior film and one of my favorite of all time.

The Decade overall – I thought this decade started off strong but finished off weak, except for 1967, one of the strongest years.

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