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As someone of a certain age, I suspect that you may find a number of variations on that theme, from the period itself to the present.  Just as some of us at that time were convinced that the "50s" did not really end until 1963 (particularly with the advent of Bob Dylan and The Beatles in music and the increasing awareness of Vietnam, among other things), it also seemed that the events of the "60s" were capped later, notably in Nixon's resignation and American withdrawal from Vietnam in the 70s.  Culturally, many of the elements that people associate with the 60s occurred within relatively isolated communities and spread more widely in the next decade.  (Consider the conservatives who accused George McGovern of running on a platform of "acid, amnesty (for draft violators), and abortion.")

Don Larsson

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Donald F. Larsson
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Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN  56001
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From: Film and TV Studies Discussion List on behalf of Ben Halligan
Sent: Wed 10/6/2004 2:05 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] 1960s - 1970s



hi christine,

a variation of that quote is given by prof sir christopher frayling in
that recent BBC 4 doc on the 1960s art scene, i think.

i've just finished a phd on films of the 1960s that ends with
considerations of a post-'68 "shift" to readdress fully
political/radical concerns that informed 60s films. i couldn't find any
substantial consideration of this period of transition. i hope to get it
published in the next year or year and a half or so.

best

ben



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Sent: 06 October 2004 10:12
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Subject: [SCREEN-L] 1960s - 1970s

To whom it may concern:
>
>I am currently on sabbatical and working on a book chapter looking at
films
>of the 60s through to the 70s.  Back in the days - prior to taking up
>academia - I seem to recall reading or hearing somewhere a quote that
went
>something like...'the 60s really happened in the 70s'.  Is this simply
a
>media sound bite or does anyone know a a source for this quote, or one
that
>sounds like it might be what I remember?  This quotation was not
>necessarily
>connected to film as such, but if I could find out where it comes from
it
>will help with the strand of a background argument.
>
>I thank you for your time,
>
>Yours truly,
>
>Dr Christine Cornea

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