Movie Masterpieces Through the Ages: The 1960s

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
 
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Max Newsom, film director, scriptwriter, producer and sometime film lecturer will deliver four 90-minute talks on films of the 1930s, ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. After each talk, there will be a presentation of a classic film of the era.

Each lecture will include a short recap of the previous decade’s main contributions to the developing form as well as an outline of the prevailing political and social issues.
There will be short clips to illustrate some of the key trends in each decade, as well as an attempt to explain the origins of the famous labels from each decade (eg Film Noir, Italian Neo-Realism, New Wave).

Max will illuminate some of the most remarkable films from each decade and attempt to place them within a broader context of that age as well as the filmmakers’ biographies. The survey does not pretend to be comprehensive but attempts to pull out some evolutionary trends that have given us some of the masterpieces of each decade.

Each talk will conclude with a preview of the coming decade\\\’s lecture, as well as the opportunity to ask some questions.
There will be a short, complementary tea break with biscuits before the screening of the film

The 1960s

The glorious New Wave; European rebels; the American reaction; the impact of pop culture and new demographic trends; Brit film…
The 1960s mentions include: Breathless; Knife in the Water, Help, Blow Up, Kes, If…; 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lawrence of Arabia, Otto E Mezzo; Bullitt; The Sound of Music; The Italian Job; Tom Jones; The Birds; The Graduate; James Bond.

Keswick Alhambra Cinema
Time:
3.00pm
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6.00pm


 
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