The 1960s produced an extensive variety of films in a plethora of different genres. It was simultaneously the era of John Wayne's spaghetti westerns and sci-fi hits like 2001: A Space Odyssey. Musicals like West Side Story and The Sound o Music were extremely popular, as were horror films like The Night of the Living Dead. The 1960s also served as a transitional era for Hollywood, as many filmmakers began to push the boundaries of what is acceptable depending on the rating system. Films after the 1960s tend to be a lot more "racy" as a result. This groundbreaking era is known as the New Hollywood Movement, and it spanned from the late 1960s into the 1980s. With so many movies to see, how many '60s films have you seen? Take this quiz to find out!
Joselyn wasn’t too keen on multiple choice in high school. She vividly remembers the first biology exam she passed by only the skin of her teeth, which dragged her overall average down into the embarrassingly low 90s (she doesn’t want to talk about it). After swearing off any high school or university courses that required multiple choice tests, Joselyn managed to get an English degree by sweet-talking her professors into offering only essay-style exams. Needless to say, this did not exactly endear her to her peers. This rocky start smoothed out in time, though, and after tumbling down a black quiz hole one day while putting off job hunting, Joselyn realized her hatred of all things a-b-or-c had faded and she actually enjoyed dreaming up new ideas for questions and dangerously correct-sounding answers. You won’t find her quizzes an easy ride, but Joselyn just wants to make sure you’re really testing your knowledge.
The Graduate is one of the most groundbreaking films of the 1960s decade. Dustin Hoffman starred in this movie and actually had to drop out of The Producers to be in The Graduate. Even Hoffman did not think he was right for the role, as he thought Robert Redford was a better fit. However, he took the job! The famous song "Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson" is of course from this film, as the older woman pursuing Hoffman's character is named Mrs. Robinson. In real life, their relationship is much less creepy, because even though their characters are a few decades apart in age, the actors were only six years apart. This film grossed a whopping $104.9 million.
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