Movies From The Late Sixties
Easy Rider (1969)
Easy Rider is America, like McDonalds, Hamburgers, Levis, Coca Cola and Harley Davidson. Somebody who is speaking about Easy Rider automatically thinks about choppers, two Harleys where the way is the aim. Two drug dealers Wyatt and Billy want to make a trip from Los Angeles to “Mardi Gras” in New Orleans and just discover their native country: the land of unlimited possibilities. But their trip ends with the death, for both.
The story for the movie was taken from a real situation: Somewhere in the south two motorcyclists were shot without a reason. Quickly the idea was brought on paper – a real script never existed. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper shot the movie free out of their soul. In the evening they talked about what to do the next day. They had no sceneries and no sets. They just used the breathtaking landscape. For the minor roles they took the people living near the set. The movie was improvised from the beginning to the end. Maybe that's the reason why it was so successful.
The Graduate (1967)
Benjamin Braddock has finished college. He is 21 years old and has no plan what to do now. His whole life he followed the advices of his parents and was good, but now he has to decide how it's going on for him and he is completely at a loss. Mrs. Robinson, a friend of Ben's parents, bursts into the midst of this crisis and makes him an offer: “I want you, just call me and tell me when and where.” At first he hesitates, then after some time he starts an affair between living in a swimming pool and a hotel room. Until Elaine, the daughter of Mrs. Robinson, returns home and falls in love with Ben which is against the will of Mrs. Robinson. A great film with Dustin Hoffman in best form. Every teenager wants to know the answer how his life is going to be like. This film gives an impression of this question and no other film has done it better.
James Bond 007
Greetings from 007. In the sixties, there were also Bond movies. These movies were very successfully. Here are some Bond movies of the sixties:
• Dr. No (1962) • From Russia with love (1963) • Goldfinger (1964) • You only live twice (1967) • On her majesty's secret service (1969)
M.A.S.H. is a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. Here, the casualties are brought and if possible being operated. MASH consists of a motley pile of doctors, sisters and a few team-ranks, who guarantee the regular course of the camp. Most are here involuntarily. Mash is a satirical black comedy. Mash is an anti war-film and TV-series. Moderate anarchy, bizarre dialogues, changes of boredom and stress mark the life of the soldiers and doctors.
From: Sebastian Balkos(007&Mash)