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The 60s was the Last Time Movies Mattered

by sd burch
The 60s was the Last Time Movies Mattered by sd burch

It’s not that great movies aren’t being made, even as I write this. Or that there haven’t been great periods of movie-making since then. But in terms of themes, of structures, of filmmaking grammar, of a belief that films could change the world (or at least how we see it), the 1960s was the last great outpouring, flowering even, of movie-making by great artists and by great artisans. And maybe the last great outpouring of excitement and interest in films’ history, present, and future.