Unquestionably, the ’60s was the golden era in Hollywood. Some of the most influential classic films such as Psycho, The Graduate, 2001: Space Odyssey and Cleopatra has been released in this decade.
There is something quaintly beautiful about the counterculture movies of the ‘60s: the classiness, the costumes, that slangy dialogue.
Hundreds of full-length films were produced during the 1960s.Historical drama films continued to include epics, in the style of Ben-Hur from 1959, with Cleopatra (1963), but also evolving with 20th-century settings, such as The Guns of Navarone (1961), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965).
If you are a loyal aficionado of this period, you are in for a treat today. We gathered some awesome behind the scenes photos of the most iconic movies of the ’60s.
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)source
Psychological horror films extended, beyond the stereotypical monster films of Dracula/Frankenstein or Wolfman, to include more twisted films, such as Psycho (1960) and Roger Corman’s Poe adaptations for American International Pictures as well as British companies Hammer Horror and Amicus Productions. Other European filmmakers likeMario Bava directed many notable horror films.Comedy films became more elaborate, such as The Pink Panther (1963), The President’s Analyst (1967), or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) elevated the concept of a comedy-drama, where the subtle comedy conceals the harsher elements of the drama beneath, and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964) set a new standard for satire by turning a story about nuclear holocaust into a sophisticated black comedy.
Katharine Hepburn on the set of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 1967.source