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The 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, is one of my favorite films, one of two nearly perfect films Sidney Poitier made in that decade (the other being Lilies of the Field).

 

Here are some of the other films that came out in the amazing film year of 1967 (most of which I was of course too young to see).  

 

Hombre, Belle de Jour, Barefoot in the Park, To Sir, with Love, The Dirty Dozen, Far from the Madding CrowdThe Whisperers, Two for the Road, Camelot, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Wait Until Dark, The Flim-Flam Man, The Comedians, The Taming of the ShrewHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingCool Hand Luke, The Producers, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In Cold Blood, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate.

 

And of course, Monkeys, Go Home!

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Rosy Cole on Thursday, 15 February 2024 18:57

I've seen only three of those films, two with Sidney Poitier, and Far From The Madding Crowd. However, I do feel the 2015 film of Thomas Hardy's book was a superior production. It had a more naturalistic feel and better evoked the atmosphere of Hardy's time. It was perfectly cast.

I've seen only three of those films, two with Sidney Poitier, and [i]Far From The Madding Crowd[/i]. However, I do feel the 2015 film of Thomas Hardy's book was a superior production. It had a more naturalistic feel and better evoked the atmosphere of Hardy's time. It was perfectly cast.
Stephen Evans on Thursday, 15 February 2024 19:28

The 1967 version had a stellar cast too, with Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, and Alan Bates. But I agree with you - I preferred the 2015 version., for just those reasons. As to the other films, Cool Hand Luke is Paul Newman at his best, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is Tracy and Hepburn's last film, and The Graduate may be the best directed film ever. But all of them mentioned are worth watching. And The Producers inspired my first play The Ghost Writer. :)

The 1967 version had a stellar cast too, with Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch, and Alan Bates. But I agree with you - I preferred the 2015 version., for just those reasons. As to the other films, Cool Hand Luke is Paul Newman at his best, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is Tracy and Hepburn's last film, and The Graduate may be the best directed film ever. But all of them mentioned are worth watching. And The Producers inspired my first play The Ghost Writer. :)
Stephen Evans on Friday, 16 February 2024 17:24

I didn't realize until you mentioned it that Sidney Poitier had three films out that year: In the Heat of the Night, To Sir, with Love, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Quite a year for any actor. I know a few actors have had two good films in a year: Pacino, Brando, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence. Bogart a couple of times. Cary Grant had three in 1940: The Philadelphia Story, My Favorite Wife, and His Girl Friday. Spencer Tracy also had a good year that year. Hmm. Now I am curious...

I didn't realize until you mentioned it that Sidney Poitier had three films out that year: In the Heat of the Night, To Sir, with Love, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Quite a year for any actor. I know a few actors have had two good films in a year: Pacino, Brando, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence. Bogart a couple of times. Cary Grant had three in 1940: The Philadelphia Story, My Favorite Wife, and His Girl Friday. Spencer Tracy also had a good year that year. Hmm. Now I am curious...
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