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Fav Films of the 60’s ~#2~ Oliver!

17 Jul

The Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. Now a classic, but in 1968, this was the first Dicken’s tale to be made into a musical. After an extensive run on Broadway, it was adapted to the screen with rave reviews and results.

Oliver! was the first and only G-rated film to be honoured with an Academy Award for Best Picture. Ironically, the following year saw the first and only X-rated film to win a Best Picture Oscar: Midnight Cowboy, which was re-rated R two years later. It was also the last musical to win the Best Picture Oscar until Chicago (2002) thirty-four years later.

When I first saw this film, I fell in love.. In love with the film, the music, the stars and it brought a whole new passion to me, the theater. Then when I saw this show in live theater, with the infamous revolving stage, again I fell in love.

All I can say is, “Please sir, I want some more.”
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Posted by on July 17, 2007 in 10 Favorite Films of the 1960's

 

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