The Sixties, 1960-1969

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University of California Press, 2003 - History - 346 pages
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"I think this is a fine volume, one that maintains the high quality of other volumes in the series while making major contributions in its own right. . .a strong, well-argued and well-structured study."--Dana Polan, University of Southern California
"Monaco is especially good at explaining economic and technical trends during the decade. He clearly and succinctly charts the major changes in modes of film exhibition, and he provides helpful accounts of new developments in cameras, lenses, color stock, sound recording, etc., in all cases showing how such things influenced film style. One feature of his book I particularly liked is the detailed attention he gives to the major stars of the decade, and to the groundbreaking directors and films."--James Naremore, author of "More than Night: Film Noir in Its Contexts"

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Nowhere was the cultural upheaval of the 1960s more dramatically expressed than in the motion picture industry. Groundbreaking films such as The Wild Bunch, Dr. Strangelove, and Easy Rider marked a ... Read full review

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Well, the page I looked up got a very basic fact wrong (I found this book through a search for Joe Dallesandro) in that it credits Joe Dallesandro with being in the first scene of Lonesome Cowboys with Viva. It is, in fact, Tom Hompertz in that scene. This is not difficult information to look up so it is kind of an inexcusable factual error. I hate books with glaring factual errors because it makes me wonder what else has been sloppily researched.  

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Paul Monaco is Professor of Cinema/Video at Montana State University, Bozeman. Among his books are Understanding Society, Culture, and Television (1998) and Ribbons in Time: Movies and Society since 1945 (1987). He has twice received Fulbright fellowships to Germany.

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