1960s List Discussion and Suggestions (Lists Project Vol. 3)

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1960s List Discussion and Suggestions (Lists Project Vol. 3)

#1 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:03 pm

VOTING CLOSED. RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE.

If you are reading this sentence, you are eligible to participate in our forum's latest decades lists project exploring the films of the 1960s. If you know anyone adventurous enough--on or off the forum--that you think would also enjoy participating, feel free to invite them as well.

Please PM me your list of what you believe are the top 50 films from the decade toward the end of the project. You may feel that you could compile a list of 50 favorite films from this period much earlier than the deadline, but it's still highly recommended that you engage in the discussions here. Don't keep your favorites a secret, and always be open to suggestions from others!


THE RULES

In the '60s, there were no rules. Thankfully now there are:

1) Each individual list is to comprise no more or less than 50 films, ranked in your order of preference (with no ties). If you haven't yet seen 50 films from the decade that you think are genuinely great (or even if you have), please take advantage of the resources listed below and participate in the ongoing discussions to find films that you can be proud to put on your list.
2) Any feature film, documentary, experimental film, short film, TV miniseries, TV movie, or TV special released in the 1960s (1960-1969) is eligible.
3) The date given on IMDb is the relevant date for determining eligibility, even when it's clearly wrong (unless a special case is made below). If the film is not on IMDb and you say it was released during the 1960s, I'll take your word for it.
4) Multi-part films released separately (e.g. Eisenstein's Ivans) count as one film. Each entry in a trilogy (e.g. Ray's Apus) counts as a separate film.
5) For portmanteau films with multiple directors, each of the individual segments and the film as a whole are all separately eligible.

We might occasionally need to make an exception to rule 3 or 4. If you are seriously considering including a film on your list that you have a question about in this regard, bring it up in this thread and we'll iron it out.

For more details about rules and procedures, please refer here.


ELIGIBILITY – REMINDERS / SPECIAL CASES

Larks on a String is eligible as a 1960s film, even though IMDb lists it as a '90s film (it was banned from release for 22 years).

Skolimowski's 1967 version of Hands Up/Rece do góry is eligible as a 1960s film. IMDb presently only lists the 1981 version with the same title, but these are two different films.

The Plot Against Harry is eligible as a 1960s film, even though IMDb lists it as an '80s film (it was shelved for 20 years).

The Human Condition, pt. 3 is not eligible, as the entirety of that multi-part film was eligible for our '50s project.

The following multi-part films count as one film for purposes of this project (this is just a reminder, not an exhaustive list): Dog Star Man, Scenes from Under Childhood, I Am Curious

The following films may be cited as 1960s releases in some places, but not on IMDb, and so are not eligible for this list: Anticipation of the Night, Jazz on a Summer's Day, The Great War, The Law, Le Signe du lion, The Wayward Girl, The Conformist, A Touch of Zen, The Wild Child, Days and Nights in the Forest, Le Vent d’est, Shadows, The Ear, La Rupture, Whity, Case for a Rookie Hangman, Du côté d'Orouët, Apotheosis, Bronco Bullfrog, Kustom Kar Kommandos, Hi Mom!, Adelheid, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

The following films are cited as 1960s films on IMDb, and so are eligible for this list, regardless of what anyone else might say: Une histoire d'eau, Window Water Baby Moving, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, Cruel Story of Youth, Le Trou, Together (Mazzetti), The Nightingale's Prayer, The Savage Eye, Letter Never Sent, Eyes Without a Face, Breathless, A la Mode, The Virgin Spring, The Sorrow and the Pity, Kapò, The Honeymoon Killers, The Testament of Orpheus, The End of Summer, Eros + Massacre, Walden, The Gladiators, Medea, Smoking, Diary of a Shinjuku Thief, The Night of Counting the Years, Kes, Burn!, My Night at Maud's


RESOURCES

Past Forum Discussions
Discussion from the Forum's Prior 1960s Project
Defending of Sad Pandas from the Forum's Prior 1960s Project
Discussion from the Forum's Western List Project
Discussion from the Forum's Musicals List Project
Discussion from the Forum's Horror List Project
Discussion from the Forum's Shorts List Project
The Alternate Oscars: Best Picture 1927-1968
The Alternate Oscars: Best Picture 1969-Present
National Lists
100 Russian and Eastern European Classics
German Films on DVD

Forum Discussions of Filmmakers Active During the 1960s
Robert Aldrich / Tomás Gutiérrez Alea / Woody Allen / Michelangelo Antonioni / Mario Bava / Ingmar Bergman / Bernardo Bertolucci / Budd Boetticher / John Boorman / Robert Bresson / Luis Buñuel / Claude Chabrol / George Cukor / Jules Dassin / Vittorio De Sica / Carl Theodor Dreyer / Rainer Werner Fassbinder / Federico Fellini / Bryan Forbes / John Ford / Freddie Francis / John Frankenheimer / Georges Franju / Samuel Fuller / Phillipe Garrel / Pietro Germi / Jean-Luc Godard / Wojciech Has / Howard Hawks / Monte Hellman / Alfred Hitchcock / Dennis Hopper / John Huston / Shōhei Imamura / Otar Ioseliani / Jerzy Kawalerowicz / Alexander Kluge / John Krish / Stanley Kubrick / Akira Kurosawa / Fritz Lang / Alberto Lattuada / David Lean / Sergio Leone / Joseph Losey / Sidney Lumet / Alexander Mackendrick / Louis Malle / Joseph L. Mankiewicz / Anthony Mann / Jean-Pierre Melville / Vincente Minnelli / Andrzej Munk / Kira Muratova / Mikio Naruse / Ermanno Olmi / Nagisa Ōshima / Yasujirō Ozu / Sergei Parajanov / Pier Paolo Pasolini / Sam Peckinpah / Arthur Penn / Roman Polanski / Gillo Pontecorvo / Michael Powell / Otto Preminger / Glauber Rocha / Richard Quine / Nicholas Ray / Satyajit Ray / Alain Resnais / Jean Renoir / George Romero / Francesco Rosi / Roberto Rossellini / John Schlesinger / Martin Scorsese / Ousmane Sembène / Don Siegel / Jerzy Skolimowski / John Sturges / Seijun Suzuki / Jan Švankmajer / Andrei Tarkovsky / Frank Tashlin / Jacques Tati / François Truffaut / José Val del Omar / Agnès Varda / Luchino Visconti / Andrzej Wajda / Orson Welles / Billy Wilder / Fred Zinnemann

Forum Discussions of 1960s Films
Les Bonnes Femmes / Charles Mingus: Mingus '68 / Chelsea Girls / A Child Is Waiting / Le combat dans l'île / Il demonio / La dolce vita / The Graduate / Hunger / I Am Cuba / Incubus / The Innocents / Interlude / Je t'aime, je t'aime / Justine / Lord Love a Duck / Manos: The Hands of Fate / Mickey One / Modesty Blaise / Night of the Living Dead / Once Upon a Time in the West / The Pawnbroker / Play Dirty / Pretty Poison / Privilege / Psycho / Scorpio Rising / Seconds / Seeds of Sin / 7 Up / Shame / Something Wild / The Sorrow and the Pity / The Stranger / Tall Story / The Train / The Trial / 2001: A Space Odyssey / The Young Savages

Additionally, any '60s film available from Criterion or MoC will have its own thread, which you can find in the linked indices.

Guides Within This Thread
Do you feel you have an especially informed opinion about the work during the 1960s from a particular director, country, genre, etc.? Many people here would greatly appreciate your taking the time to prepare a guide for navigating through all that’s available. Guides are especially welcome for extremely prolific directors/movements, or to summarize availability for films (such as shorts) that are often hidden away on releases for other films or only available on the web. Past examples: Director Guide, Country Guide, Genre Guide, DVD Availability Guide

Available Guides:
zedz on Experimental Films on DVD
zedz' 50 Essential Experimental Films of the '60s: T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, Rat Life and Diet in North America, Speak, Kommunikation, Pas de deux, Screen Test: Ann Buchanan, White Calligraphy, Films available from Re:voir, 79 primaveras, An Untitled Film, Film, Films on Treasures IV, Trace, Particles in Space, The Cage, Films available from Criterion, animated films, Die Parallelstrasse, Wargames, Deux fois, The Secret of Wendel Sampson, 15/67: TV, leprosy documentaries, Hand Catching Lead, Breathdeath, Marvo Movie, and Galician Caress, Intervals, Une histoire d'eau, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, Mammals, 625 and Sun in Your Head, Scorpio Rising, Brutality in Stone, La Jetee and Little Dog for Roger
Michael Kerpan on Mikio Naruse
knives on Preminger, Rossen, Schlesinger, and Mackendrick, Ozu, Kubrick, Wilder, and Lester, Tourneur, Kazan, Fellini, and Curtiz, Polanski, Buñuel, Wyler, and Antonioni, Zinnemann, Cassavetes, Hitchcock, and Coppola, Godard, Imamura, Penn, and Peckinpah
swo17 on Jerry Lewis, Vláčil and Pasolini, Ilyenko
Cold Bishop on Seijun Suzuki, Eizo Sugawa, New Wuxia Pian
Shrew on China
lubitsch on Germany

AWAITING FURTHER GUIDES

External Resources
A list of films from the 1960s appearing on They Shoot Pictures, Don't They's Top 1000 or Doubling the Canon lists
Cahiers du cinéma's Top 10s from the 1960s
Jean-Luc Godard's Top 10s from 1960-1965
IMDb lists of top '60s films

Recommended Reading
The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era, Thomas Schatz


FORUM MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS

Is there a film you love that you fear is under most people's radar? Try shining a light on it! To inaugurate a film into the spotlight section, just follow these three simple steps:

1. Make a post about the film discussing why you find it so exceptional.
2. Clearly indicate that you wish the film to be one of your spotlight titles.
3. Direct others to where the film can be found.

I'll keep track of all the spotlight titles here so that they can be easily referenced. You're welcome to have more than one spotlight title, but try not to have too many more, so it's manageable for everyone to be able to see them all.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to give each of these films the same chance that you would hope others would give your own spotlight titles.

Tall Story (Joshua Logan) (domino harvey)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Sydney Pollack) (domino harvey)
Report (Bruce Conner) (knives)
The Death of a Bureaucrat (Tomas G. Alea) (knives)
This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (José Mojica Marins) (knives)
Yearning (Mikio Naruse) (puxzkkx)
Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (Nagisa Ōshima) (puxzkkx)
Nothing But a Man (Michael Roemer) (puxzkkx)
Greetings (Brian De Palma) (Mike_S)
Play Dirty (Andre De Toth) (Mike_S)
Don't Make Waves (Alexander Mackendrick) (Mr Sheldrake)
The Quiller Memorandum (Michael Anderson) (Mr Sheldrake)
The Innocents (Jack Clayton) (matrixschmatrix)
Hercules and the Captive Women (Vittorio Cottafavi) (the preacher)
Dry Lake/Youth in Fury (Masahiro Shinoda) (FerdinandGriffon)
Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene) (Wu.Qinghua)
The Iceman Cometh (Sidney Lumet) (bamwc2)
Ordinary Fascism/Triumph Over Violence (Mikhail Romm) (bamwc2)
swo17's spotlight grab bag
Eros + Massacre (Yoshishige Yoshida) (Tommaso)
The Reckoning (Jack Gold) (Camera Obscura)
Man Is Not a Bird (Dušan Makavejev) (Wu.Qinghua)

AWAITING FURTHER SUGGESTIONS


DESPERATELY SEEKING SO AND SO

Is there a film you're dying to see but you've exhausted all possible avenues for finding it and still come up short? List it here and perhaps some kind soul will be able to direct you to a copy by PM. Please limit listings here to only a few films that you're most desperate to see.

knives is seeking:
I tre volti (Michelangelo Antonioni) w/ english subs
Flesh and Blood (Arthur Penn)

puxzkkx is seeking:
The Mad Fox / Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow (Tomu Uchida)

swo17 is seeking:
Still (Ernie Gehr)
Big City Blues (Charles van der Linden)
Scenes from Under Childhood #2-4, The Art of Vision (Stan Brakhage)



Resources compiled by swo17, domino harvey, Tommaso, knives

***Please PM me if you have any suggestions for additions to/deletions from this first post.***
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Re: 1960s List Discussion and Suggestions

#2 Post by zedz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:08 pm

1960s Experimental Film on DVD

Here’s a list of experimental films that are available on DVD, listed by filmmaker, with the best / most accessible source noted. I’ve adopted the same format and approach as I did with the 50s project, but there are many more films out there this time, and probably much, much more that I’ve overlooked or wasn’t aware of. I’ve limited it in most cases to sources with verified English subtitles, unless the films in question don’t require subtitles. As you’d expect, some demarcations may be a little arbitrary. For instance, I’ve classified almost all of Kluge’s and Herzog’s shorts as experimental, but not those of most other 60s auteurs, and I’ve generally excluded narrative features – even really weird ones – unless they clearly come from an experimental tradition (e.g.Warhol) or they ’re so radical that they break down traditional film forms (e.g. Die Parallelstrasse).

There’s such a wealth of great material available from this decade that, rather than spotlighting a particular title, I’m going to try and put together a list of 50 films, by 50 different filmmakers, that are available on DVD or BluRay and well worth your time, with brief blurbs about what makes them special.

CHANTAL AKERMAN
Saute ma ville (1968) – Jeanne Dielman (Criterion) / Chantal Akerman Collection (Cinefiles)

SANTIAGO ALVAREZ
Ciclon (1963) – Coleccion Santiago Alvarez (Zafra Video)
Now! (1965) – Coleccion Santiago Alvarez (Zafra Video), also on He Who Hits First, Hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez (Other Cinema) and Cine a Contracorriente (Cameo)
La Guerra olvidada (1967) – Coleccion Santiago Alvarez (Zafra Video)
LBJ (1968) – Coleccion Santiago Alvarez (Zafra Video), also on He Who Hits First, Hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez (Other Cinema)
79 primaveras (1969) – Coleccion Santiago Alvarez (Zafra Video), also on He Who Hits First, Hits Twice: The Urgent Cinema of Santiago Alvarez (Other Cinema)

ERIK ANDERSEN
Opus 74, Version 2 (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

KENNETH ANGER
Scorpio Rising (1964) – Magick Lantern Cycle (BFI)
Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965) – Magick Lantern Cycle (BFI)
Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) – Magick Lantern Cycle (BFI)

ADOLPHO ARRIETTA
El Crimen de la Pirindola (1965) – La Trilogia del Angel (Re:Voir)
La Imitacion del Angel (1966) – La Trilogia del Angel (Re:Voir)
Le Jouet Criminel (1969) – La Trilogia del Angel (Re:Voir)

BRUCE BAILLIE
Here I Am (1962) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

ANTONY BALCH
William Buys a Parrot (1963) – W.S. Burroughs Cut-Up Films (Raro Video)
Towers Open Fire (1963) – Bizarre (Synapse) / W.S. Burroughs Cut-Up Films (Raro Video)
The Cut-Ups (1966) – Bizarre (Synapse) / W.S. Burroughs Cut-Up Films (Raro Video)

SERGE BARD
Detruisez-vous (1968) – Detruisez-vous (Re:Voir)
Fun and Games for Everyone (1968) – Fun and Games for Everyone (Re:Voir)

SCOTT BARTLETT
OffOn (1968) – Treasures from American Film Archives (Image)

JORDAN BELSON
Allures (1961) – Jordan Belson: 5 Essential Films (CVM)
Samadhi (1967) – Jordan Belson: 5 Essential Films (CVM)

BEN (BENJAMIN VAUTIER)
Je ne vois rien, je n’entends rien, je ne dis rien (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
La Traversee du port de Nice a la nage (1963) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Faire un effort (1969) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Regardez-moi, cela suffit (1962) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

WALLACE BERMAN
Aleph (1966) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

MARK BOYLE & JOAN HILLS
Beyond Image (1969) – Separation (BFI)

STAN BRAKHAGE
Window Water Baby Moving (1960) – By Brakhage (Criterion)
The Dead (1960) – By Brakhage Volume Two (Criterion)
Mothlight (1963) – By Brakhage (Criterion)
Dog Star Man (1964) – By Brakhage (Criterion)
Two: Creeley / McClure (1965) – By Brakhage Volume Two (Criterion)
Eye Myth (1967) – By Brakhage (Criterion)
23rd Psalm Branch (1967) – By Brakhage Volume Two (Criterion)
Scenes from Under Childhood, Section One (1967) – By Brakhage Volume Two (Criterion)

GEORGE BRECHT
Entrance to Exit (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

JAMES BROUGHTON
The Bed (1968) – The World of James Broughton (Facets)

RUDY BURCKHARDT
Lurk (1965) – Rudy Burckhardt Films: 1936-1999 (Microcinema)
The Apple (1967) – Rudy Burckhardt Films: 1936-1999 (Microcinema)
Square Times (1967) – Rudy Burckhardt Films: 1936-1999 (Microcinema)
Money (1968) – Rudy Burckhardt Films: 1936-1999 (Microcinema)
One Flight Up (1969) – Rudy Burckhardt Films: 1936-1999 (Microcinema)

JOHN CALE
Police Car (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

JOHN CAVANAUGH
Blink (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

TONY CONRAD
The Flicker (1966) – Dreaminimalist (Re:Voir)

DAVID CRONENBERG
Stereo (1967) – Fast Company (Blue Underground)
Crimes of the Future (1969) – Fast Company (Blue Underground)

STORM DE HIRSCH
Peyote Queen (1965) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

PATRICK DEVAL
Heraclite l’obscur (1967) – Acephale (Re:Voir)
Acephale (1968) – Acephale (Re:Voir)

ROBERT DOWNEY
Babo 73 (1964) – Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (Eclipse)
Chafed Elbows (1966) – Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (Eclipse)
No More Excuses (1968) – Up All Night with Robert Downey Sr. (Eclipse)

STEPHEN DWOSKIN
Dirty (1967) – Shoot Shoot Shoot (Re:Voir)
Take Me (1968) – 14 Films (Films du Renard)

FRANKIE DYMON JR
Death May Be Your Santa Claus (1968) – Joanna (BFI)

ED EMSCHWILLER
George Dumpson’s Place (1965) – Treasures from American Film Archives (Image)

FOROUGH FARROKHZAD
The House Is Black (1963) – The House Is Black (Facets) (Disc included with Issue 7 of French publication Cinema has a superior transfer, but French subs only)

ALBERT FINE
Dance (1963) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Readymade (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

HOLLIS FRAMPTON
Manual of Arms (1966) – A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion)
Process Red (1966) – A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion)
Maxwell’s Demon (1968) – A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion)
Surface Tension (1968) – A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion)
Carrots & Peas (1969) – A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion)
Lemon (1969) – A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion)

GERARD FROMAGER
Film-tract: No. 1968 (1968) - Le Mouvement des images (Centre Pompidou)

PHILIPPE GARREL
Le Revelateur (1968) – Le Revelateur (Re:Voir)
La Lit de la vierge (1969) – La Lit de la vierge (Re:Voir)

PETER GIDAL
Key (1968) – After Images 2: Peter Gidal Vol. 1
Clouds (1969) – After Images 2: Peter Gidal Vol. 1
Hall (1969) – Shoot Shoot Shoot (Re:Voir)

DAVID GLADWELL
An Untitled Film (1964) – Requiem for a Village (BFI)

JEAN-LUC GODARD & FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
Histoire d’Eau (1961) – The Last Metro (Criterion)

WILLIAM GREAVES
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One (1968) – Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (Criterion)

PETER GREENAWAY
Intervals (1969) – The Early Films of Peter Greenaway (BFI)

CLU GULAGER
A Day with the Boys (1969) – George Washington (Criterion)

HILARY HARRIS
9 Variations (1966) – The Films of Hilary Harris (Mystic Fire)

W + B HEIN
Rohfilm (1968) – Materialfilme (Edition Filmmuseum)
Reproductions (1968) – Materialfilme (Edition Filmmuseum)
625 (1969) – Materialfilme (Edition Filmmuseum)

WERNER HERZOG
Herakles (1963) – Werner Herzog Documentaries & Shorts (Herzog), also on Signs of Life (Raro Video)
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreutz (1966) – Werner Herzog Documentaries & Shorts (Herzog), also on Signs of Life (Raro Video)
Last Words (1967) – Werner Herzog Documentaries & Shorts (Herzog), also on Signs of Life (Raro Video)
Precautions Against Fanatics (1968) – Werner Herzog Documentaries & Shorts (Herzog), also on Signs of Life (Raro Video)

DICK HIGGINS
Invocation of Canyons and Boulders (for Stan Brakhage) (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

TAKAHIKO IIMURA
Onan (1963) – The Collected Films of Takahiko Iimura 1 (Microcinema)
White Calligraphy (1967) – The Collected Films of Takahiko Iimura 1 (Microcinema)
Face (1969) – The Collected Films of Takahiko Iimura 1 (Microcinema)
Filmmakers (1969) – The Collected Films of Takahiko Iimura 1 (Microcinema)

KEN JACOBS
Little Stabs of Happiness (1963) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

AL JARNOW
Scratching & Painting on Film (1968) – Celestial Navigations: The Short Films of Al Jarnow (Numero)

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY
Fando y Lis (1968) – The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Anchor Bay)

JOE JONES
Smoking (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

LAWRENCE JORDAN
Duo Concertantes (1964) – The Lawrence Jordan Album (Facets)
Hamfat Asar (1965) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)
Gymnopedes (1966) – The Lawrence Jordan Album (Facets)
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969) – The Lawrence Jordan Album (Facets)

JEFF KEEN
Wail (1960) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Like the Time Is Now (1961) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Breakout (1962) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
The Pink Auto (1964) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Instant Cinema (1965) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Flik Flak (1965) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Missing Close-Ups (1965) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Cineblatz (1967) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Marvo Movie (1967) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
White Lite (1968) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Meatdaze (1968) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Day of the Arcane Light (1969) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)
Family Star (1969) – GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI)

PETER KENNEDY & MIKE PARR
Flux Film #36 (1970) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Flux Film #37 (1970) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

FERDINAND KHITTL
Die Parallelstrasse (1962) – Die Parallelstrasse (Edition Filmmuseum)

MIROSLAW KIJOWICZ
Cages (1966) – Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA)

ALEXANDER KLUGE
Rennen (1961) – Serpentine Gallery Program (Edition Filmmuseum)
Protokoll einer Revolution (1963) – Serpentine Gallery Program (Edition Filmmuseum)
Lehrer im Wandel (1963) – Abscheid von Gestern (Edition Filmmuseum)
Portrat einer Bewahrung (1964) – In Gefahr und Grosser Not. . . (Edition Filmmuseum)
Feuerloscher E.A. Winterstein (1968) – Serpentine Gallery Program (Edition Filmmuseum)

ALEXANDER KLUGE & PETER SCJHAMONI
Brutality in Stone (1961) – Abscheid von Gestern (Edition Filmmuseum), also on Die Oberhausener (Edition Filmmuseum)

ALISON KNOWLES
Baby Footage (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

KURT KREN
2/60 48 Kopfe aes dem Szondi-Test (1960) – Structural Films (Index)
3/60 Baume im Herbst (1960) – Structural Films (Index)
4/61 Mauern Pos. – Neg. und Weg (1961) – Structural Films (Index)
5/62 Fenstergueker, Abfall etc. (1962) – Structural Films (Index)
6/64 Mama und Papa (1964) – Action Films (Index)
7/64 Leda mit dem Schwan (1964) – Action Films (Index)
8/64 Ana (1964) – Action Films (Index)
9/64 O Tannenbaum (1964) – Action Films (Index)
10/65 Selbstverstummelung (1965) – Action Films (Index)
10B/65 Silber-Aktion Brus (1965) – Action Films (Index)
10C/65 Brus Wunscht euch Seine Weihnachten (1965) – Action Films (Index)
11/65 Bild Helga Philipp (1965) – Structural Films (Index)
12/66 Cosinus Alpha (1966) – Action Films (Index)
13/67 Sinus Beta (1967) – Action Films (Index)
15/67 TV (1967) – Structural Films (Index)
16/67 20.September (1967) – Action Films (Index)
17/68 Grun-rot (1968) – Structural Films (Index)
18/68 Venecia Kaputt (1968) – Which Way to CA? (Index)
20/68 Schatzi (1968) – Structural Films (Index)
22/69 Happy End (1969) – Which Way to CA? (Index)
23/69 Underground Explosion (1969) – Which Way to CA? (Index)

MIKE KUCHAR
Born of the Wind (1961) – Experiments in Terror 3 (Other Cinema)
Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965) – Sins of the Fleshapoids (Other Cinema)
The Secret of Wendel Samson (1966) – Sins of the Fleshapoids (Other Cinema)
The Craven Sluck (1967) – Sins of the Fleshapoids (Other Cinema)

BRUCE LACEY
Kissing Film (1967) – The Lacey Rituals (BFI)

GEORGE LANDOW
The Evil Faerie (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

JOHN LATHAM
Unclassified Material (1960) – John Latham Films 1960-1971 (Lux)
Unedited Material from the Star (1960) – John Latham Films 1960-1971 (Lux)
Talk Mr Bard (1961) – John Latham Films 1960-1971 (Lux)
Speak (1962) – John Latham Films 1960-1971 (Lux)

MALCOLM LEGRICE
Little Dog for Roger (1967) – After Images 1: Malcolm LeGrice Vol. 1 (Lux) / Shoot Shoot Shoot (Re:Voir)

JAN LENICA
Labyrinth (1961) – Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA)

ALFRED LESLIE & FRANK O’HARA
The Last Clean Shirt (1964) – Alfred Leslie: Cool Man in a Golden Age (Lux)

JORGEN LETH
Stop for Bud (1963) – Experimental Films (DFI)
Look Forward to a Time of Security (1965) – Experimental Films (DFI)
Near Heaven, Near Earth (1968) – Experimental Films (DFI)
Ophelia’s Flowers (1968) – Experimental Films (DFI)
The Perfect Human (1968) – Anthropological Films (DFI) / The Five Obstructions (Madman)

SAUL LEVINE
Note to Pati (1969) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

DON LEVY
Ten Thousand Talents (1960) – Herostratus (BFI)
Five Films (1967) – Herostratus (BFI)
Opus (1967) - Portrait of a People (BFI)
Herostratus (1969) – Herostratus (BFI)

LEN LYE
Particles in Space (1966) – Rhythms (Re:Voir)

DAVID LYNCH
Six Figures Getting Sick (1966) – The Short Films of David Lynch (Absurda)
The Alphabet (1968) – The Short Films of David Lynch (Absurda)

GEORGE MACIUNAS
End after 9 (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
10 Feet (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
1000 Frames (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Artype (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

MARCEL MARIEN
L’Imitation du cinema (1960) – L’Imitation du cinema (La Maison d’a cote)

CHRIS MARKER
La Jetee (1962) – La Jetee / Sans Soleil (Criterion)

NORMAN MCLAREN
Lines Vertical (1960) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
The Flicker Film (1961) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
New York Lightboard (1961) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Six and Seven-Eighths (1961) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Lines Horizontal (1962) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Christmas Cracker (1963) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Canon (1964) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Mosaic (1965) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
The Seasons (1965) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Birdlings (1967) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Korean Alphabet (1967) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Pas de Deux (1968) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)
Spheres (1969) – Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image)

ADOLFAS MEKAS
Hallelujah the Hills (1963) – Hallelujah the Hills (Re:Voir)

JONAS MEKAS
Guns of the Trees (1962) – Guns of the Trees (Re:Voir)
The Brig (1964) – The Brig (Re:Voir); Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
Cassis (1966) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
Notes on the Circus (1966) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image); Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.) – Extract from Walden.
Hare Krishna (1966) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
Report from Millbrook (1966) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
Vietnam Newsreel (Time and Fortune) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
The Song of Assisi (1967) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
The Song of Avila (1967) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
The Song of Italy (1967) – Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)
Walden: Diaries, Notes & Sketches (1969) – Walden (Microcinema / Re:Voir); Jonas Mekas (Potemkine / Re:Voir / Agnes B.)

MARIE MENKEN
Arabesques for Kenneth Anger (1961) – Notes on Marie Menken (Index)
Mood Mondrian (1962) – De Stijl Mondrian (Centre Pompidou)
Go! Go! Go! (1964) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)
Lights (1966) – Notes on Marie Menken (Index)

OLIVIER MOSSET
Un Film Porno (1968) – Fun and Games for Everyone (Re:Voir)

FERRUCCIO MUSITELLI
La Ciudad en la Playa (1961) – Cine a Contracorriente (Cameo)

GUNVOR NELSON
Schmeerguntz (1966) – Departures (Re:Voir)
My Name Is Oona (1969) – Departures (Re:Voir)

ROBERT NELSON & WILLIAM T WILEY
The Off-Handed Jape. . . & How to Pull It Off (1967) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

PAT O’NEILL
By the Sea (1963) – Seven Three Six Two (Lookout Mountain)
Bump City (1964) – Seven Three Six Two (Lookout Mountain)
7362 (1967) – Seven Three Six Two (Lookout Mountain), also on Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)
Screen (1969) – Silent Works (Lookout Mountain)

YOKO ONO
Eye Blink (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
One (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Eye Blink (second version) (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Four (1967) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

NAM JUNE PAIK
Zen for Film (1964) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

JEFF PERKINS
Shout (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

HANSJURGEN POHLAND
Schatten (1960) – Die Oberhausener (Edition Filmmuseum)

ROMAN POLANSKI
The Fat and the Lean (1961) – Knife in the Water (Criterion)
Mammals (1962) – Knife in the Water (Criterion)

SALLY POTTER
Jerk (1969) – The Gold Diggers (BFI)

JACKIE RAYNAL
Deux Fois (1969) – Deux Fois (Re:Voir)

EDGAR REITZ
Kommunikation (1961) – Die Oberhausener (Edition Filmmuseum)

RON RICE
Chumlum (1964) – Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)

JAMES RIDDLE
9 Minutes (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

DONALD RICHIE
Wargames (1962) – A Donald Richie Film Anthology (Image Forum)
Atami Blues (1962) – A Donald Richie Film Anthology (Image Forum)
Boy with Cat (1966) – A Donald Richie Film Anthology (Image Forum)
Dead Youth (1967) – A Donald Richie Film Anthology (Image Forum)
Five Philosophical Fables (1967) – A Donald Richie Film Anthology (Image Forum)
Cybele (1968) – A Donald Richie Film Anthology (Image Forum)

JORGE SANJINES
Revoluccion (1963) – Cine a Contracorriente (Cameo)

STEFAN SCHABENBECK
Everything Is a Number (1966) – Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA)
Stairs (1968) – Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA)

HANS SCHEUGL
Wien 17, Schimannsgasse (1967) – The Seconds Strike Reality (Index)
Hernals (1967) – The Seconds Strike Reality (Index)
Safety Film (1968) – The Seconds Strike Reality (Index)
Sugar Daddies (1968) – The Seconds Strike Reality (Index)
Eroticon Sublim (1968) – The Seconds Strike Reality (Index)
Wiener Underground (1969) – The Seconds Strike Reality (Index)

ALAN SCHNEIDER
Film (1965) – Film (MK2)

WERNER SCHROETER
Maria Callas Portrait (1968) – Eika Katappa (Edition Filmmuseum)
Argila (1969) – Eika Katappa (Edition Filmmuseum)
Eika Katappa (1969) – Eika Katappa (Edition Filmmuseum)

MARTIN SCORSESE
What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1963) – Martin Scorsese’s Short Films (Madman), also on Courts-metrages et documentaires (Wild Side)
It’s Not Just You Murray (1964) – Martin Scorsese’s Short Films (Madman), also on Courts-metrages et documentaires (Wild Side)
The Big Shave (1967) – Martin Scorsese’s Short Films (Madman), also on Courts-metrages et documentaires (Wild Side)

RICHARD SERRA
Hand Catching Lead (1968) – Le Mouvement des images (Centre Pompidou)

JOHN SEWELL
Everybody’s Nobody (1960) – The Lacey Rituals (BFI)

PAUL SHARITS
Sears Catalogue 1-3 (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Dots 1 & 2 (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Wrist Trick (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Unrolling Event (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Word Movie (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Peace Mandala / End War (1966) – Mandala Films (Re:Voir)
N:O:T:H:I:N:G (1968) – Mandala Films (Re:Voir)
T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) – Mandala Films (Re:Voir)

CHIEKO SHIOMI
Disappearing Music for Face (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

EDWARD STURLIS
Beach (1964) – Anthology of Polish Experimental Animation (PWA / NiNA)

JAN SVANKMAJER
J.S. Bach – Fantasy in G Minor (1965) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
A Game with Stones (1965) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
Et Cetera (1966) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
Historia Naturae, Suita (1967) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
The Garden (1968) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
The Flat (1968) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
Picnic with Weissmann (1968) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)
A Quiet Week in the House (1969) – Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI)

DANIEL SZCZECHURA
Conflicts (1960) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA)
The Machine (1961) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA)
The Chair (1963) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA), also on Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA)
First Second Third . . . (1964) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA)
A Graph (1965) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA)
Charles (1966) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA)
Hobby (1968) – Daniel Szczechura (NiNA)

MARGARET TAIT
Hugh MacDiarmid: A Portrait (1964) – Margaret Tait: Selected Films 1952-1976 (LUX)
Where I Am Is Here (1964) – Margaret Tait: Selected Films 1952-1976 (LUX)

SHUJI TERAYAMA
The Cage (1964) – The Experimental Image World of Shuji Terayama (Daguerreo)

OSAMU TEZUKA
Tales of the Street Corner (1962) – Tezuka: The Experimental Films (Madman) / The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Kino)
Male (1962) – Tezuka: The Experimental Films (Madman) / The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Kino)
Memory (1964) – Tezuka: The Experimental Films (Madman) / The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Kino)
The Drop (1965) – Tezuka: The Experimental Films (Madman) / The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Kino)
Pictures at an Exhibition (1966) – Tezuka: The Experimental Films (Madman) / The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Kino)
The Genesis (1968) – Tezuka: The Experimental Films (Madman) / The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu (Kino)

KAZIMIERZ URBANSKI
Playthings (1962) – Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA)
Sweet Rhythms (1965) – Anthology of Polish Experimental Animation (PWA / NiNA)

JOSE VAL DEL OMAR
Fire in Castile (1960) – Val Del Omar: Elemental de Espana (Cameo)
Galician Caress (of Clay) (1961) – Val Del Omar: Elemental de Espana (Cameo)

PIETER VANDERBECK
Five O’Clock in the Morning (1966) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

STAN VANDERBEEK
A La Mode (1959 – 1960, according to imdb) – Visibles (Re:Voir)
Achooo Mr Kerrooschev (1960) – Visibles
Breathdeath (1963) – Visibles
See Saw Seams (1965) – Visibles
Poemfield N2 (1966) – Visibles
Panels for the Walls of the World (1967) – Visibles
Oh (1968) – Visibles

WOLF VOSTELL
Sun in Your Head (Television Decollage) (1963) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

ANDY WARHOL
Kiss (1963) – 4 Silent Films / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
Blow Job (1964) – 4 Silent Films / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
Empire – extract (1964) 4 Silent Films / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
Mario Banana (No. 1 & 2) (1964) – 4 Silent Films / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video), No. 1 also on Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image)
Screen Test: Ann Buchanan (1964) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Billy Name (1964) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Dennis Hopper (1964) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Freddy Herko (1964) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Jane Holzer (Toothbrush)(1964) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Vinyl (1965) – Vinyl + The Velvet Underground and Nico / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
My Hustler (1965) – My Hustler + I a Man / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
Screen Test: Paul America (1965) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Edie Sedgwick (1965) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966) – Vinyl + The Velvet underground and Nico / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
The Chelsea Girls (1966) – The Chelsea Girls / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
Screen Test: Susan Bottomly (1966) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Mary Woronov (1966) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Nico (1966) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Richard Rheem (1966) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Ingridn Superstar (1966) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
Screen Test: Lou Reed (1966) – 13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm)
I a Man (1967) – My Hustler + I a Man / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
The Nude Restaurant (1967) – The Nude Restaurant + Lonesome Cowboys / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)
Lonesome Cowboys (1968) – The Nude Restaurant + Lonesome Cowboys / Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video)

ROBERT WATTS
Trace #22 (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Trace #23 (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)
Trace #24 (1965) – Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir)

PETER WEIBEL
Jede Aktion lost eine Andere aus (1967) – Depiction Is a Crime: Video Works 1969-1975 (Index)
Publikum als Exponat (1969) – Depiction Is a Crime: Video Works 1969-1975 (Index)
The Endless Sandwich (1969) – Depiction Is a Crime: Video Works 1969-1975 (Index)

JOYCE WIELAND
Larry’s Recent Behaviour (1963) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Peggy’s Blue Skylight (1964) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Patriotism (1964) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Patriotism Part II (1964) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Water Sark (1965) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
1933 (1967) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Sailboat (1967) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Cat Food (1967) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Handtinting (1968) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
Rat Life and Diet in North America (1968) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)
La Raison avant la passion (1969) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)

JOYCE WIELAND & BETTY FERGUSON
Barbara’s Blindness (1965) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)

JOYCE WIELAND & MICHAEL SNOW
Dripping Water (1969) – The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution)

J.X. WILLIAMS
The 400 Blow Jobs (1960) – Peep Show (Serious Publishing)
Peep Show (1965) – Peep Show (Serious Publishing)
Psych-Burn (1968) – Peep Show (Serious Publishing)

WOJCIECH WISZNIEWSKI
Heart Attack (1967) – Wojciech Wiszniewski (PWA / NiNA)
Trace (1969) – Wojciech Wiszniewski (PWA / NiNA)

1960s Experimental Film on DVD – Buying Guide

In answer to a concerned call from swo17’s bank manager (and because my original post was evidently not quite large enough to crash the forum), here’s a list of highly, merely and lightly recommended discs from the big pile-up above. Please note that my estimations of worth are purely subjective and that I haven’t seen every disc I catalogued (but I have every one I’m recommending.)

WHAT, YOU DON’T OWN THIS ALREADY?: ESSENTIAL VIEWING
Useful starting points, major surveys of major artists etc.

Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986 (Image) – ‘Start Here’ might as well be printed in big red letters on the front of the box. This primer should also give you an idea of where you want to explore next.

Andy Warhol Anthology (Raro Video) – An embarrassment of riches – though there are plenty more unreleased – accompanied by comprehensive programme notes and contextualizing interviews. A grounding in Warhol is essential for getting a grasp on a lot of 60s and post-60s American experimental film.

By Brakhage (Criterion) – Go for the two-volume BluRay set. Incredible filmmaking riches, and unbelievable presentation.

Flux Film Anthology (Re:Voir) – Pretty much complete collection of a major experimental clique. Lots of big names represented (Maciunas, Ono, Sharits), though not always with their most representative material. Excellent, bilingual book of programme notes.

Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films (BFI) – Impeccable representation of one of the great bodies of work in 20th century filmmaking.

Magick Lantern Cycle (BFI) – An essential collection for all sorts of reasons, and indeed for Scorpio Rising alone, but the 60s is by far Anger’s strongest decade.

Norman McLaren: The Master’s Edition (Image) – Insanely compendious collection of relentless genius.

Val Del Omar: Elemental de Espana (Cameo) – Yes, there are only two 60s films included, but that’s probably the majority of his extant output, and once you see this set, and the films, you’ll no longer be questioning it getting the highest possible recommendation.

Walden (Microcinema) – A magnum opus of 60s experimental cinema. Comes complete with a big fat book. Currently OOP, it seems, but Potemkine / Agnes B. in France seem to be on the brink of issuing a Mekas box set that will include this and a lot more besides.


GO ON, YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Well-programmed surveys, discs containing major masterpieces, or collections that will also prove very useful, or even essential, for the 70s list.

Anthology of Polish Experimental Animation (PWA / NiNA) – An incredible set, though it extends well beyond the 60s (and well beyond animation as well, but don’t tell anybody I told you!)

GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen (BFI) – Keen’s probably more of an acquired taste than many of the well-anthologized filmmakers, but the BFI set is phenomenal and includes some amazing films.

A Hollis Frampton Odyssey (Criterion) – An essential set, though it’s the 70s films that are the major masterpieces.

The House Is Black (Facets) (Disc included with Issue 7 of French publication Cinema has a superior transfer, but French subs only) – The only reason this isn’t in the ‘Essential’ pile is that it’s only a single short film, compared to the packed sets recommended above. The film itself is beyond essential. See it however you can.

La Jetee / Sans Soleil (Criterion) – No explanation necessary. No recommendation necessary either, I guess, but what the hell.

Jordan Belson: 5 Essential Films (CVM) – Visionary voyages ahoy. Particularly recommended for fans of the ‘Stargate’ sequence of 2001.

Mandala Films (Re:Voir) – This stuff is pretty assaultive, and pretty brilliant. T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G is an essential film for this list project.

Die Parallelstrasse (Edition Filmmuseum) – What a film! This Kafkaesque headtrip is, essentially, the founding film of the New German Cinema, except that the New German Cinema turned out to be completely different and much more conventional. As it is, it stands as one of cinema’s great What Ifs.

Le Revelateur (Re:Voir); La Lit de la vierge (Re:Voir) – If I had to choose, I’d give the edge to Le Revelateur, but both of these consciousness-altering odysseys are stunning.

Rhythms (Re:Voir) – There’s only one 60s film on this compilation, but it’s a doozy, and the rest of the disc is absolutely essential for other decades.

Seven Three Six Two (Lookout Mountain) – One of a number of excellent discs available directly from Pat O’Neill. This would have definitely been in my ‘absolutely essential’ pile if its stunning title film weren’t already available in the Treasures set.

Shoot Shoot Shoot (Re:Voir) – Handy survey of British experimental film from the 60s and 70s. Will be useful next go-round as well.

Werner Herzog Documentaries & Shorts (Herzog) / Signs of Life (Raro Video) – The early shorts are a mixed bag, but Last Words is fantastic, and whichever set you go for, you’re guaranteed lots of collateral greatness.

Wojciech Wiszniewski (PWA / NiNA) – Only two 60s films in this set, but you’re going to need it (and how!) when the 70s roll around, so why not get in early?


SUCK IT AND SEE (IF IT SUCKS): RECOMMENDED WITH A CAVEAT OR TWO
Discs with a higher good-to-dodgy ratio, acquired tastes, stray extras and so on.

Anthology of Polish Animated Film (PWA / NiNA) – An essential collection, to be sure, but the majority of it is not experimental and not from the 1960s, hence this placement.

The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution) – Like it says in the title, there’s a lot here, and some of it is more essential than the rest. The proto-YouTube cat video Cat Food is a complete delight, and Rat Life and Diet in North America is a masterpiece, and funny as hell. There’s also her fantastic collaboration with Hollis Frampton, though it won’t be eligible this time around.

Daniel Szczechura (NiNA) – The only single-animator collection NiNA managed to release before they gave up the ghost. Szczechura wouldn’t have been my first (only) choice, but it’s a great set nonetheless.

George Washington (Criterion) – Here the stray extra is Gulager’s A Day with the Boys (which is probably borderline experimental, but very pretty).

John Latham Films 1960-1971 (Lux) – Two great films on a well-curated set is more than enough for a recommendation from me.

Kurt Kren: Structural Films (Index) – This disc seemed to me to contain his best work. If you have a particularly strong stomach, or are doing the 60s List Project on a dare, you may also want to try the ‘Action Films’ set.

The Lawrence Jordan Album (Facets) – I’m not a huge Jordan fan, but this is a very impressive set. If you like what you see of his work in the Treasures Avant Garde set, don’t hesitate; if you don’t: hesitate.

Die Oberhausener (Edition Filmmuseum) – Only a handful of the films in this set could fairly be described as ‘experimental’, but it’s a hugely valuable and revealing survey of an underexplored, crucial period of film history.

Requiem for a Village (BFI) – Has the utterly gorgeous An Untitled Film as an extra. Buy it on BluRay to take full advantage of one of the most beautiful transfers you’ve ever seen.

Serpentine Gallery Program (Edition Filmmuseum); Abscheid von Gestern (Edition Filmmuseum) – The Serpentine disc contains several of Kluge’s shorts, though you’ll have to get Abscheid von Gestern for the epochal Brutality in Stone – though presumably you’ll be planning to see Yesterday Girl anyway for the 60s project.

Sins of the Fleshapoids (Other Cinema) – I wish there were an equivalent disc of George Kuchar films, but Mike can be fun too, and I genuinely love The Secret of Wendel Samson.

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm (Criterion) – Relegated down here simply because I’ll need to see it again to decide how recommendable it is, but I remember liking it a lot at the time.

13 Most Beautiful. . . (Plexifilm) – These Screen Tests are beautiful and valuable, though their presentation here as glorified music videos is a bit annoying, and you come away wishing you had a lot more screen tests and a lot less puffery.

Visibles (Re:Voir) – Pre-Gilliam satirical collages. Not my favourite animator, but this a handsome and handy collection.

A Walk into the Sea (Arthouse Films) – Danny Williams’ Factory films, shot with Warhol’s camera, are a million miles away from his mentor’s work, but still very impressive. EDIT: I've double checked this disc and found to my disappointment that the Williams films included on the disc are only tiny fragments, which is especially ridiculous as the complete films were actually distributed with the documentary on its release. If anybody's aware of an edition which includes the entire films (Factory Film, Harold Stevenson and The Velvet Underground) please let me know.
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#3 Post by Yojimbo » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:12 pm

St Paddy's Day: that should be easy to remember! :)

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#4 Post by knives » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Given that Dom has given up on the Directors guides I figure I'll pick up from him. The first list consisting of Otto Preminger, Robert Rossen, John Schlesinger, and Alexander Mackendrick should be up by Saturday but probably sooner if I can get my Lilith rewatch in sooner than expected. Also unlike Dom I'll try to list shorts and television movies and where to find them if available. The won't be a mandatory facet of the lists though. Speaking of (and I doubt these will come up) if anyone has subs for I tre volti and/or Penn's Flesh and Blood that would be much appreciated.

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#5 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:17 pm

Yojimbo wrote:St Paddy's Day: that should be easy to remember! :)
I'll be very surprised if I don't end up extending the deadline on this one indefinitely for the rest of my life.

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#6 Post by zedz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:21 pm

swo17 wrote:The following films are cited as 1960s films on IMDb, and so are eligible for this list, regardless of what anyone else might say: Together (Mazzetti)
Just to recap: this film, which was first screened in one of the most celebrated and well-documented film screenings in British cinema history, on February the 5th, 1956, is a 1960s film.

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#7 Post by Yojimbo » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:21 pm

zedz wrote:1960s Experimental Film on DVD

FOROUGH FARROKHZAD
The House Is Black (1963) – The House Is Black (Facets) (Disc included with Issue 7 of French publication Cinema has a superior transfer, but French subs only)
The language of the subs doesn't matter, zedz: its pure visual poetry; and poetry boasting the most seductive of rhythms
I was sceptical of Jonathan Rosenbaum's evangelising of this one, although having found him for the most part a reliable guide for me I took a punt on that magazine, and the film immediately shot into my all-time Top 100, - or 159, actually, - with the proverbial bullet.
Still haven't read any of the magazine, though!

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#8 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:28 pm

SPOTLIGHT TITLES

Despite both my spotlights being American films, this will be the first decade where my ballot is devoted primarily to foreign films.

Tall Story (Joshua Logan 1960) I tried to start a thread about this little-seen gem here, but here we are now. With luck I will get around to finishing my epic 50+ film guide to Hollywood Sex Comedies of the '60s, but either way this is a key text, and certainly the most gentle of the bunch! A hopelessly positive and daffy manufactured romance between Anthony Perkins and Jane Fonda, this is a snapshot of antiquated sexual politics made palatable thanks to the clever script and game performances. Speaking of, I see in my first review of the film I singled out Ray Walston as giving one of the best comedic performances I'd ever seen. I'll go one further: He gives one of the best performances of the decade, no qualification needed. (Warner Archives)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Sydney Pollack 1969) This is my one of my spotlights because I was the only fucking person to vote for it last round. Some of my other Orphans stand a better chance this time (Can you believe I was the only member to vote for Les Demoiselles de Rochefort?) but this may need an extra push to get on the board's radar. Jane Fonda (again!) leads a stellar cast, including Oscar-winning Gig Young and Susannah York in what is bar-nothing the most depressing mainstream American film of all time. Admirably adapting Horace McCoy's source novel, Pollack gives us the ugly and particularly American nightmare of dance marathons, trotting out the victims in a cinematic treatise against reality entertainment (and in the process showing that these voyeuristic tendencies existed before the advent of television). (R1 MGM)

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#9 Post by Yojimbo » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:56 pm

domino harvey wrote:SPOTLIGHT TITLES



They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Sydney Pollack 1969) This is my one of my spotlights because I was the only fucking person to vote for it last round. Some of my other Orphans stand a better chance this time (Can you believe I was the only member to vote for Les Demoiselles de Rochefort?) but this may need an extra push to get on the board's radar. Jane Fonda (again!) leads a stellar cast, including Oscar-winning Gig Young and Susannah York in what is bar-nothing the most depressing mainstream American film of all time. Admirably adapting Horace McCoy's source novel, Pollack gives us the ugly and particularly American nightmare of dance marathons, trotting out the victims in a cinematic treatise against reality entertainment (and in the process showing that these voyeuristic tendencies existed before the advent of television). (R1 MGM)
Well I'll more than likely give Les Demoiselles de Rochefort a vote: and I love the soundtrack album, too.
'They Shoot Horses' is probably the only film in Pollack's 'oeuvre' that can lay claim to being considered great: much of that may be down to Young's and Fonda's performances, but he does a great job of adapting Horace McCoy's novel

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#10 Post by matrixschmatrix » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:25 pm

Is there a good release of Mikhael Romm's Ordinary Fascism anyplace?

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#11 Post by knives » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:28 pm

There's a Russian and German release. I don't know of their quality though.
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#12 Post by knives » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:23 pm

Got myself three spotlights and I really hope that people actually bother to watch them as all three are likely to be in my top ten.

Report (1967, Bruce Conner)
This is the easiest thing in the world to see and there's no reason not to watch it. Hell I've even got the thing URLed. Anyways this film which in many ways predicts James Benning's works and DePalma's Blow Out examines minutely the Zapruder film and subsequent investigations in as minute detail as possible, but not to get to some lame conspiracy. Instead it tries to understand the immediate reaction to the situation placing you deeply at that moment as if you were witnessing in colour the assassination in real life.

The Death of a Bureaucrat (1966, Tomas G. Alea)
This one is the hardest of the three to find, but Network in the UK has put out an okay disc which I believe is only available on their website. As to the film itself as dank and depressed as the great Soviet films tended to be Cuban cinema is a great land for humour with none funnier than Alea who even opens the film in report form dedicated to his favorite film makers amongst whom include Buster Keaton and Stan Laurel. He takes after them real well too enforcing his themes of the death of the socialist dream through bureaucratic nonsense in such tight mis-en-scene that it takes several viewings to really appreciate the whole of the film. I guarantee that there is no film more universal this decade short of The Apartment.

This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967, José Mojica Marins)
This bizarre film a sequel to Marins' rabid At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul is an even more horrifying look at the madness religion makes in men. Marins more than ever really takes a look at the political implications of a religious society by making the devil the most pious man ever. The ending colour sequence too is such low budget insanity that by itself makes the purchase of any of the various DVDs out there worth picking up. Speaking of which I most recommend the R2 Anchor Bay Coffin Joe set which has the largest variety of films even if the transfers leave much to be desired. Plus you get to see my avatar in action which should be a prize in itself.
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#13 Post by zedz » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:33 pm

I've added a 'disc recommendations' section at the end of my already grossly overlong post about experimental films at the top of the page.

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#14 Post by Cold Bishop » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:06 am

If I'm voting for any Conner, it'll be the absolutely dazzling (literally!) Cosmic Ray.

I'm hoping to actually participate on this list, so expect more input, but I'll start off with one point: if we're including Larks on a String, we should probably also include the equally delayed The Plot Against Harry. Don't know that I'd vote for it, but it's certainly a 1960s film.

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#15 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:43 am

Fine by me.

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#16 Post by puxzkkx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:02 am

I would like to submit three titles as my spotlights if I'm allowed!

The first is Mikio Naruse's Yearning, which is maybe his best film and one of the best films of all time. Naruse here tackles a similar theme to Ozu in asking how the war generation will ever cast off the shackles of a limiting gendered/classed/raced/aged social hierarchy and learn to be individuals in a rapidly approaching 'individual age'. His view here is similarly pessimistic which, when elaborated across an entire society, is shattering. The exploration of theme here unfolds gradually but with mounting intensity, culminating in a single image and a single hard cut whose suicidal finality you will never, ever forget.

The second is Nagisa Ōshima's Japanese Summer: Double Suicide. I would spotlight every single one of his 60s films if I could, no other director had a greater decade-long run. This is one of his best, though, an earthbound sci-fi that almost imagines the 'sun tribe' of his earliest works as the survivors of a cultural apoocalypse. The imagery is some of his most arresting. If a criticism of his work is that his treatments are too academic, its proven wrong here - Ōshima's black comedy is hilarious but develops a truly tender, sad side in the extended climax.

The third is Michael Roemer's Nothing But a Man. This is one of the most unaffectedly touching yet effortlessly political dramas I've seen, and although it was directed by a white Jew you get the impression that it really has its finger on the pulse of the black experience of the mid-60s: Roemer, who was on the Kindertransport as a child, spent a year+ collecting testimonies from black community leaders and apparently worked hard to draw parallels between his experiences of antisemitism and the prejudice against African-Americans during this time. This empathy seems less like empathy and more like self-reflection, such is the feeling of truth in this film. Its gorgeously shot, beautifully acted and it burns with a slow fire that lets us know a change is soon to come.

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#17 Post by puxzkkx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:44 am

Some other lesser-seen films that will make my list:

An Autumn Afternoon is my second favourite film ever (my favourite will be making my list too). Its the deepest, darkest, most complete Ozu film - those superlatives could easily be applied to its placement within the wider context of the cinematic tradition: its final shot could easily be the final shot of cinema as a whole. And in terms of its social statement this is probably the most significant Japanese film of this period.

Straits of Hunger (aka A Fugitive from the Past) is incredible, a leviathan crime drama-cum-social exposé that zig-zags between procedural and fugitive stories, bridging chronological gaps and unpeeling its layers of intrigue to reveal the rich drama of character psychology at its centre, as powerful in its descriptions of disguise, distance and sacrifice as a Greek tragedy.

Death by Hanging is probably my favourite Ōshima (although, I expect, more popular than Japanese Summer so I'll leave it off my spotlights) and the culmination of his 'gallery of types' mode of character construction. Each character here provides a specific political symbol and Ōshima's entomological charting of their movements across the film's dreamspace is incredibly complex and exceedingly intelligent.

Eros + Massacre is a behemoth but a rewarding one, a portrait of annoying people doing annoying things in a way that illuminates their surrounding historical context. Taxing but deep as a well, it juxtaposes radically time-displaced storylines, letting them converge before shattering. The complexity of the thesis it creates from their correlation and deconstruction is astounding.

The Executioner is another black comedy about the death penalty, but also about history, forgetting and loss. And like any great comedy it knows how to freeze a laugh into a grimace and uncover the heritage of pain underneath a joke-ready premise.

The Swimmer is bizarre and beautiful, a sort of divergently-evolved Cassavetes: if that director honed the psychological jaggedness of, say, Nicholas Ray and moved it into a rarefied visual context, Perry becomes with this film the next stage of Sirk or Minnelli, adapting their visual elegance, colours and spaces and finding in them an eerie and disturbing emptiness and psychological moorlessness that is very 60s. This might not be the best American film of the 60s (I'd put it near the top, though) but it certainly has to be one of the defining ones.

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#18 Post by tarpilot » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:54 am

I'll definitely co-sign on The Swimmer, and Perry's Last Summer is also essential -- a devastating coming-of-age picture featuring one of the decade's great performances in Catherine Burns. It can't possibly be overstated how good she is.

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#19 Post by the preacher » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:49 am

New entries on TSPDT list (provisional update, September 2013):
La noire de... (1966)
Arnulf Rainer (1960)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Skupljaci perja (1967)
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Mne dvadtsat let (1965)
and, alas!
Empire (1964)

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:20 am

Re: the portmanteau rule, let me highlight two essential entries that will make my list:

Il Lavoro (Luchino Visconti, fr. Boccaccio '70 1962) Visconti's "short" is, at 53 minutes, almost a feature in itself, and it shames the segments it appears with by taking a novel and witty approach to the idea of marriage as a commodity. Romy Schneider dishes out some of the finest feminist rhetoric of the decade in Visconti's forgotten masterpiece

Gare du Nord (Jean Rouch, fr. Paris vu par... 1965) The best portmanteau segment I've ever seen, and a strong contender for my Top 10 this decade. The less said about this fictive one-shot short from documentarian Rouch in advance, the better, but in brief the film juxtaposes conventional domestic discord with something far more unsettling
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#21 Post by TMDaines » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:30 am

the preacher wrote:
New entries on TSPDT list (provisional update, September 2013):
La noire de... (1966)
Arnulf Rainer (1960)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Skupljaci perja (1967)
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Mne dvadtsat let (1965)
and, alas!
Empire (1964)
I am very familiar with the sources behind this list, but is the spreadhseet of your own making, swo?

And where did you find the provisional list for September 2013(?), preacher?

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:38 am

Godard's Top 10 Lists from the decade (only provided lists to Cahiers through '65)

1960
01. Les Bonnes Femmes (Claude Chabrol)
02. The Savage Innocents (Nicholas Ray)
03. Give a Girl a Break (Stanley Donen)
04. Sansho Dayu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
05. Moonfleet (Fritz Lang)
06. Nazarin (Luis Bunuel)
07. Poem of the Sea (Alexander Dovzhenko)
08. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
09. Le Testament d'Orphee (Jean Cocteau)
10. Tirez sur le pianiste (Francois Truffaut)

1961
01. Two Rode Together (John Ford)
02. La Pyramide humaine (Jean Rouch)
03. Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier (Jean Renoir)
04. Les Godelureaux (Claude Chabrol)
05. Paris Nous Appartient (Jacques Rivette)
06. Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti)
07. Exodus (Otto Preminger)
08. Lola (Jacques Demy)
09. Era Notte a Roma (Roberto Rossellini)
10. The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse (Fritz Lang)

1962
01. Hatari! (Howard Hawks)
02. Vanina Vanini (Roberto Rossellini)
03. Through a Glass, Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
04. Jules et Jim (Francois Truffaut)
05. Le Signe du Lion (Eric Rohmer)
06. Vivre sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
07. The Flaming Years (Alexander Dovzhenko)
08. Sweet Bird of Youth (Richard Brooks)
09. Une Grosse Tete (Claude de Givray)
10. Ride the High Country [G.B. Guns in the Afternoon] (Sam Peckinpah)

1963
01. Proces de Jeanne d'Arc (Robert Bresson)
02. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bunuel)
03. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
04. The Chapman Report (George Cukor)
05. Adieu Philippine (Jacques Rozier)
06. Donovan's Reef (John Ford)
07. Muriel (Alain Resnais)
08. The Nutty Professor (Jerry Lewis)
09. Irma la Douce (Billy Wilder)
10. Two Weeks in Another Town (Vincente Minnelli)

1964
01. I Fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi)
02. Gertrud (Carl Dreyer)
03. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
04. Man's Favourite Sport? (Howard Hawks)
05. The Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni)
06. A Distant Trumpet (Raoul Walsh)
07. Love with the Proper Stranger (Robert Mulligan)
08. Cheyenne Autumn (John Ford)
09. La Ragazza di Bube (Luigi Comencini)
10. L'Amour a la chaine (Claude de Givray)

1965
01. The Enchanted Desna (Alexander Dovzhenko)
02. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)
03. Journal d'une femme en blanc (Claude Autant-Lara)
04. Young Cassidy (Ford-Cardiff)
05. Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller)
06. Gun Hawk (Edward Ludwig)
07. Vidas Secas (Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
08. Yoyo (Pierre Etaix)
09. Lilith (Robert Rossen)
10. The Unworthy Old Peter and Pavla (Forman-Allio)

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#23 Post by Sloper » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:47 am

You could do a great triple bill of 'savage indictments of the American Dream' with Seconds, The Swimmer and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. You'd be a wreck by the end of it, of course.

The Swimmer is a wonderful and strange film, and a real Burt Lancaster-fest (which is a good thing). He spends the whole film completely naked except for those swimming trunks - and even takes them off at one point, if I remember rightly - which turns out to be a great way of
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displaying the character's initial boundless self-confidence, and then showing this gradually disintegrating into vulnerability and, in the end, totally desolation: no house, no family, no clothes; just swimming trunks and no pool. The symbolism gets a bit overwrought towards the end, especially when he's scrabbling up that bank after the revelation about his daughters, but it's still a very powerful and haunting film overall. I love Lancaster's fatuous little catchphrase - 'Here's to sugar on our strawberries' - and his frustrated, deluded wail in his old flame's swimming pool: 'You loved it!' Oh, and that creepy scene with the young girl after he hurts his ankle.

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#24 Post by YnEoS » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:31 am

Been anticipating this list for a while now. This will probably be the second list I participate in (the first being the 1920s), since 1960s films have made up a large portion of my regular viewing lately. Not sure what availability was like when the past list was made, but I'm hoping more films will show up from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary given the increased availability on DVD. Of course browsing through the old list, there's not many films I would be too happy to see knocked off.

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#25 Post by swo17 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:36 am

TMDaines wrote:
the preacher wrote:
New entries on TSPDT list (provisional update, September 2013):
La noire de... (1966)
Arnulf Rainer (1960)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Skupljaci perja (1967)
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Mne dvadtsat let (1965)
and, alas!
Empire (1964)
I am very familiar with the sources behind this list, but is the spreadhseet of your own making, swo?

And where did you find the provisional list for September 2013(?), preacher?
Yes, I downloaded and combined the available Excel files from TSPDT and DTC, sorted by year to find all the '60s films, and then cleaned it up a bit and added some DVD availability notes.

And I understand that the preacher runs the Doubling the Canon project, so that's how he would know the updates.

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