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Seattle critic says best movie year ever was..... 1959


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    1959 Changed Everything

    Cassius Clay at the Pan Am Games in Chicago (w/ Oscar Robertson and Lou Brock). Robertson and Jerry West become college seniors. Lakers to L.A. with the graceful Baylor. '59 changed the world in ways beyond cinema (Black Muslims in the national consciousness, the pill, Cuban revolution, cool jazz):

    I have a new book out called 1959: The Year Everything Changed, which I suppose puts me in the ranks of authors lampooned in a story in the June 16...

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    (1) Rules of the Game
    (2) The Wizard of Oz
    (3) Ninotchka
    (4) The Young Mr. Lincoln
    (5) Destry Rides Again
    (6) Love Affair
    (7) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    (8) Juarez
    (9) Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    (10) Gone with the Wind
    (11) Dark Victory

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  • Marlow
    there must be something about decade ends, cuz I always thought that 1969 was the best:

    Anne of the Thousand Days
    Battle of Britain
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Cactus Flower
    Easy Rider
    Goodbye, Columbus
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    Hello, Dolly!
    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
    The Italian Job
    Midnight Cowboy
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Paint Your Wagon
    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    The Reivers
    The Secret of Santa Vittoria
    The Sterile Cuckoo
    Support Your Local Sheriff!
    Sweet Charity
    Take the Money and Run
    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
    True Grit
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Wild Bunch

    and who could forget?

    Bambi Meets Godzilla !!!!

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