[March 2018] Swinging London 1965-66

“In a decade dominated by youth, London has burst into bloom. It swings; it is the scene. This spring [1966], as never before in modern times, London is switched on. Ancient elegance and new opulence are all tangled up in a dazzling blur of op and pop. The city is alive with birds (girls) and Beatles, buzzing with minicars and telly stars, pulsing with half a dozen separate veins of excitement.” [Piri Halasz]

March 1 The Pleasure Girls Great Britain 1965 d. Gerry O’Hara with Francesca Annis, Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski. Black and white. 88m

March 8 The Knack…and How To Get It Great Britain 1965 d. Richard Lester with Rita Tushingham, Ray Brooks, Michael Crawford and Donal Donnelly. Black and white. 85m

March 15 Georgy Girl Great Britain 1966 d. Silvio Narizzano with Lynn Redgrave, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling and Alan Bates. Black and white. 99m

March 22 Blow-Up Great Britain/Italy 1966 d. Michelangelo Antonioni with David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles and Jane Birkin. Colour. 115m

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