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The Top 8 Swinging Sixties London Films

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IT’S fifty years ago since the Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night suddenly made the British Kitchen Sink movies appear just a little bit old fashioned. Even if you were from a grey Northern mill town and you’d just got your girlfriend pregnant, the world was suddenly your oyster. In the world of art, music and fashion, London was the centre of all that was hip. It was the destination of anybody who was anybody and even if you weren’t. Britain’s capital became the hippest place on earth and here are the top eight London Swinging films from the sixties:

 

1) The Pleasure Girls (1965)


Director Gerry O’Hara

 

The Pleasure Girls poster

The Pleasure Girls 1965 magazine coverThe Pleasure Girls Lobby Card

 

the Pleasure Girls publicity still  

 

2) Blowup (1966)

 

Director Michelangelo Antonioni

 

Blow Up poster 1 Blow Up lobby card   Blow Up Lobby Card 2  

 

Blow Up Lobby Card 3 Blow Up book

 

 

3) Here We Go round the Mulberry Bush (1968)

Director Clive Donner

 

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4) Modesty Blaise (1966)

Director Joseph Losey

 

Modesty Blaise posterModesty Blaise lobby card collectionModesty Blaise novel Modesty Blaise Films and Filming

 

 

5) I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname (1967)

 

Director Michael Winner

  ill-never-forget-whats-is-name-movie-poster-1968-1020255043I'll Never Forget What's 'isname Orson Welles lobby CardI'll Never Forget What's 'isname lobby cardOriginal Cinema Quad Poster - Movie Film Posters

 

 

6) Georgy Girl (1966)

Director Silvio Narrizzano

 

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7) Smashing Time (1967)

Director Desmond Davis

 

Smashing Time poster   Smashing Time still Smashing Time still 2

Vanessa Redgrave at the 'Smashing Time premiere. 1966.

Vanessa Redgrave at the ‘Smashing Time premiere. 1966.

 

 

8) Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)

Director Karel Reisz

 

Morgan A Suitable Case for TreatmentMorgan lobby card feat Vanessa

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  • Lacey W

    I am an avid film buff, or so I thought, but I have not even heard of about a third of these. Good primer on the era of mod(esty).