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Nifty Fifty: Cinematic Classics of 1966

December 17, 2015

Nifty Fifty: Cinematic Classics of 1966

 

Words by: JPS for duncan quinn

 

Yes of course come January we will be ringing in the New Year. But we’ll also be cracking open the vintage Krug to toast some of our favorite films

all celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2016. Yes 1966 was a bang-up year for some very stylish flicks, though they’ve remained in something of a time warp by modern standards – which is just where we like them. These are not the pictures that brought home Academy Awards but they did deliver big-time on serious style, witty repartee, damned fine cinematography, beautiful girls, and lots of derring-do. We’re talking about Michael Caine in Alfie, Peter O’Toole in How to Steal a Million, James Coburn in Our Man Flint, Paul Newman in Harper and James Garner in Grand Prix, the role that Steve McQueen coveted ‘till the day he died.

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The men of these movies are consummate playboys, with women literally hanging on their every quip, and not without reason. Alfie Elkins, the cocky cockney chauffeur in the very first film to receive the “suggested for mature audiences” classification by the Motion Picture Association of America. O’Toole as Simon Dermott, the mysterious E-Type driving “society burglar” helping damsel in distress Audrey Hepburn. Secret agent Derek Flint, played by real life swashbuckler James Coburn, who makes Sterling Archer look like a rank amateur. James Garner as beleaguered American Formula 1 driver Pete Aron, trying not to let the très sexy Francoise Hardy steal all his scenes. And most overlooked of all, the great Paul Newman as Lew Harper, the wisecracking, rusty Porsche-driving P.I. ripped from the pages of Ross Macdonald’s classic detective novels. Here’s to ’66.

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