Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-Language and Major Foreign-Language United States Releases

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This is a filmography of not only all of the English-language movies made during the 1960s that had a theatrical release but major foreign films exhibited in the United States as well. The films are listed alphabetically and the following information is provided for each: year of release, nation of origin if other than the United States, production/distribution company, black and white notation (if not in color), running time, genre, production credits, cast and characters, and a brief synopsis. This turbulent decade is unusually interesting in the history of cinema. Those films released in the early part of the decade were similar to those of the 1950s, but as the years passed, the offerings changed in many ways.

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Performing arts researcher and writer Harris M. Lentz has written twenty books for McFarland. He lives in Bartlett, Tennessee.

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This is a catalog of English-language movies made during the 1960s that were released in theaters (as opposed to made-for-television movies), as well as major foreign films exhibited in the U.S. Lentz has compiled several other film-related reference works, including Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits (2d ed. McFarland, 2001) [RBB Ap 15 01], and Western and Frontier Film and Television Credits: 1903-1995 (McFarland, 1996).

The 4,307 entries are listed in alphabetical order by film title. Each includes the year of release, nation of origin (if not from the U.S.), production or distribution company, black and white notation (if not in color), running time, genre, production credits, cast and characters, and a one- or two-sentence synopsis. Although the entries contain abbreviations within the production credits ("Spfx" for "special effects"), there is no directory of abbreviations or explanatory material. Alternate titles and English translations of foreign titles are cross-referenced. There is a one-page bibliography of books and periodicals the author consulted in his research. He also acknowledges using The Internet Movie Database [Imdb.com] and All Movie Guide [Allmovie.com] Web sites to compile factual data.

Feature Films, 1960-1969 complements two other McFarland reference titles: Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography (1994) and Feature Films, 1950-1959: A United States Filmography (1999), both by Alan G. Fetrow. Fetrow's works contain slightly different content and also include listings of Academy Award winners and nominees, but as this information is easily accessible from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Web site [Ampas.org], the value of Lentz's filmography is not lessened by this omission. This specialized reference tool is accessible to almost any audience and is recommended for comprehensive academic collections and performing arts or film libraries. RBB
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