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Moveis of the 60s Jul 3, 2007
Another lush picture book that fits with the others in the series. It's just as one would expect, extremely impressive visually. Odd omissions, here and there (but that's true of the entire series.) Generally, an excellent volume.
Great Book. Where's the Other Great Movies? Apr 8, 2006
Bought this book here on this site a while ago. I love it a lot. I still get chills when I see the image of Vanessa Redgrave holding her bare chest in "Blow-Up" (aka "The Vanessa De Milo"). But I have a problem with this book: Why is it that Muller left out some of the other great movies? Because of this, this only gets four stars. I mean, where's "Judgement at Nuremberg"? "Splendor in the Grass"? "Days Of Wine And Roses"? "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"? "Seven Days in May?" "Cat Ballou?" (in which Jane Fonda plays the title character and it paved the way for "Barbarella" and when you think about it, Fonda is playing the same character, but different genre) The Michael Caine films as Harry Palmer? "The Chase"? (Also with Fonda) "Georgy Girl"? "Harper"? "Morgan"? "Tony Rome"? "Wait Until Dark"? "Isadora"? "Petulia"? "Medium Cool"? Well, you get the idea. Also, how is it that Muller can feature "The Pink Panther" and not "A Shot in the Dark"? Some say the latter is a thousand times more funnier than the first. And how can he have "Hell in the Pacific" with Lee Marvin in the book and not give a review of the film he did before which was "Point Blank"? Plus, he has "The Odd Couple." What about the other Neil Simon comedy before that-"Barefoot in the Park"? (With Robert Redford and again with Jane Fonda). Lastly, how can he have all these foreign films and not mention "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"? That film features Sophia Loren in the most famous strip scene ever put on film. Fonda's floating strip scene in "Barbarella" is no match for Loren's. In conclusion, this is an A- book and I still like it.
Movies of the '60s Aug 18, 2005
This is a great book. It contains (wonderful) pictures and writing on great films of the '60s - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Zorba the Greek, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Graduate, Lawrence of Arabia, A Hard Day's Night, 2001: The Space Odyssey, Barbarella, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and many others. As a film enthusiast, I can spend hours reading and looking through this book. Anyone interested in film or the 1960s should give it a try.