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Movies From the 1960s That I Can Remember

movies 1960sSince I was born in 1960, one might conclude that I remember most of the movies from the 1960s. In fact, some might assume I remember them from when they were first broadcast or showing in cinemas. Except for a very few, I actually remember most of them from 1970s TV broadcasts.

Movies from the 1960s

I’m commenting about some of these because I’ve seen them so many times since the first time.

I didn’t watch “2001: A Space Odyssey” until I was an adult because, frankly, I found it too boring whenever it aired before then.

Some on the list are James Bond spy movies. “Casino Royale” was not associated with the rest, at least not until the reboot of the franchise. Three of them are spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood.

I rented videos for “X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes” and “Zotz!” as an adult. My memory was good, but not that good. I also rented “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. All of this happened when Netflix only dealt with DVDs.

I saw some of these at the local cinema. The city I grew up in, until my family moved to Hawaii in 1974, had one indoor cinema with one screen. There was a drive-in theater outside the city. Back in those days, some movies would run for a week before being swapped out with something else.

I saw the first “Planet of the Apes” movie in the cinema. “With Six You Get Eggroll” was another one, possibly as a double feature, since I would have never gone to the movies to see it. I saw “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” with Kurt Russell in the cinema, along with the other Disney movies he was in.

Movies I Didn’t Care For

There are some genres I never liked. If I watched one, it was because I had absolutely nothing better to do. I didn’t like war movies, and I didn’t like musicals, and I still don’t. I’ve never seen “Chicago” and I’ve never seen “Saving Private Ryan”. I’ve seen movies associated with wars that weren’t exactly war movies, like “Apocalypse Now”, which I saw in a theater.

I didn’t watch many movies in cinemas until after my family moved to Hawaii. That was mainly because we didn’t get but one or two broadcast TV stations. Hawaii isn’t any better about that today, and you only get good broadcast signals if you live in Honolulu.

Photo Attribution: Couleur from Pixabay

Author: RT Cunningham
Date: August 9, 2021 (UTC)
Categories: Entertainment
Tags: movies

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