Films of 1967-1968

Here is a sampling of the top grossing American films for 1967 and 1968.  There is a big shift towards the hippie culture becoming commercialized in 1968.

Films of 1967:

A pulpy film of women and their pills:fp-1967-valleydolls

The Graduate: An unhappy housewife attempts to seduce a young, indecisive man. Cool Hand Luke: Luke intentionally gets himself arrested by cutting off parking meters. In prison, he refuses to align with the hierarchy enforced by the warden, “the man with no eyes.”

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: Joanna returns home to introduce her parents to her new fiance, John Prentice, a black physician.  Conversations about society, equality, and racism ensue.britishquad160-2

Films of 1968:

Barbarella:  This wild hippy sci-fi film follows hyper-sexualized Barbarella on her adventures to save Duran Duran and Earth.

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The Love Bug: Herbie, an anthropomorphic racing VW Bug.  Enough said.

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Rosemary’s Baby: A young housewife gives birth to the anti-christ.rosemarys_baby