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1965 - 68

Doctor Zhivago - 1965

 Based on Boris Pasternak's classic novel of the impact of the Russian Revolution, David Lean's epic story won five Oscars. Zhivago is Omar Sharif's greatest role with excellent support from Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie.

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The Sound of Music - 1965

 This huge box office success picked up the best picture Oscar for 1965 and the Rodgers and Hammerstein score provided a soundtrack album that dominated the UK charts for two years. 

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The Ipcress File - 1965

This downbeat spy thriller won the British Academy film of the year award and confirmed Michael Caine as a star in the Harry Palmer role. Based on Len Deighton's novel of counter espionage.

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A Man for All Seasons - 1966

Many industry awards, including four Oscars, were poured on this version of Robert Bolt's play. Starring Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More jousting verbally with Robert Shaw's Henry VIII before losing his life for his principles.

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - 1966

The chance for married couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton to play out a ferociously bad fictional marriage on screen. Director Mike Nichols balances the battle well enough to win a clutch of international awards.

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Blow Up - 1966

Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's observation of Swinging Sixties London was more popular in its day than now. David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave star as a photographer stumbles across what looks like a murder.

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Alfie - 1966

Michael Caine plays the eponymous hero who uses women to get his way but manages to do so with charm. In some ways very Sixties but the gap between male and female views of relationships is also timeless.

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The Graduate - 1967

A best director Oscar for Mike Nichols whose biting comment on middle class America stars Dustin Hoffman in his film debut role as the graduate seduced by an older woman, Anne Bancroft, and then marrying her daughter.

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Bonnie and Clyde - 1967

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty star as the anti-heroes of Arthur Penn's violent gangster movie that turned into the big hit of the year. There were ten Oscar nominations but only two winners for the film.

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The Jungle Book - 1967

This is one of Walt Disney's best animated features. Based on Rudyard Kipling's stories about Mowgli the man-cub growing up among some ferocious animals. It includes some terrific song and dance scenes.



Far From the Madding Crowd - 1967

Director John Schlesinger moves from a contemporary to an historical drama in this accurate adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel, starring Julie Christie and Terence Stamp in a tale of love and betrayal in 19th Century Wessex.

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2001: A Space Odyssey - 1968

Outstandingly directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Arthur C Clarke's novel, this powerful fable saw cinematic science fiction finally come of age

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The Lion in Winter - 1968

Katharine Hepburn picked up one of the film's Oscar's as an angry Eleanor of Aquitaine tussling with husband Henry II, played by Peter O'Toole as the Plantagenet family attempts to self-destruct over the succession to the throne.

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Planet of the Apes - 1968

Like 2001, this tale of dumb humans ruled by the apes on a future Earth, brought sci-fi into the mainstream. Starring Charlton Heston as the returning astronaut and Roddy McDowall as one of the intelligent apes.

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Oliver - 1968

This musical of Dickens's classic novel was first a stage hit then a huge cinema success winning six Oscars, including best picture and best director for Carol Reed. The soundtrack became a long running top ten chart album.

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If... - 1968

Director Lindsay Anderson's satire on public school life and the British class system stars Malcolm McDowell in his first major screen role as the rebel Mick. The anti-establishment sting is more dated now but still an important film.

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