Friday, July 1, 2011
The 1960's Part 1: OVERVIEW
Horror films took on a whole new life as well once Hitchcock unleashed Psycho. The film which featured an excellent performance by Anthony Perkins as troubled man Norman Bates ushered in a new wave of horror/suspense films like Rosemary's Baby, The Birds, Carnival of Souls and all those vampire/mad scientist flicks from Hammer Studios.
Films became more realistic and violent that the MPAA rating board was formed. And films carrying a R rating would now be commonplace. The blood and sex would flow freely with such films like Lolita, Bonnie & Clyde, The Wild Bunch, Valley of the Dolls and Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice.
Look for Part 2 within a few days as I will concentrate on the films of the 60's. Stay tuned.