Roger Ebert at the Doomstead Diner has published a post inspired by a previous post of mine on the decadence of literature in the Western Civilization. I thought I could reproduce the beginning of it, here.
Peak Movies: 1968 Filmography
Published on the Doomstead Diner on February 8, 2015
Ugo Bardi over on Resource Crisis recently wrote an article about the Decline of Literature, another one of his many examples of the “Seneca Cliff” idea, which postulates that while the road up to the Peak of anything is fairly slow, the Road to Ruin is pretty quick.
Right after reading that article, while I was looking for film clips to use in one of my articles, which I always like to drop some pop culture or music reference into if possible, I noticed that several films which rank on my all time favorite personal list were ALL either produced or released in 1968.
Now, you will get film history buffs who can point to many great films NOT made in 1968, there are many of them of course. However, from my own perspective, I can find no other year where SO MANY were all produced that have stood the test of time as truly GREAT FILMS, of one sort or another. Not all are from major studios, in fact quite a few come from the “B” Film category.
Here are my Top Ten Films from 1968, with a short review of each, and a clip or trailer I was able to dig up on You Tube. They come in no particular order, and there are some I left off the list which are favorites just to keep it down to 10.
Read the whole post on the Doomstead Diner