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British '60s Cinema
"The 1960s were a great time for British films - see how much you know about them here."
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Many of the key British '60s films, including 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning', 'A Taste of Honey', 'Alfie' and 'Up the Junction', have a common theme running through them. Which theme?
The generation gap
In 'The Leather Boys', made in 1963, Pete (Dudley Sutton) and Reggie (Colin Campbell) become friends after meeting up at The Ace Cafe where they are part of a wider group who share a hobby/interest. What is it?
'Billy Liar' was a successful book, film, and stage play. The main character, Billy Fisher, lives in a daydream world of make-believe, whilst harbouring ambitions to be a successful... what?
Wilfred Brambell, already well known for playing Albert Steptoe in 'Steptoe and Son' on TV, played a supporting role in the first Beatles film 'A Hard Day's Night', released in 1964. Which character did he play?
Which playwright adapted Robin Maugham's novella 'The Servant' as their first screenplay for the film of the same name, directed by Joseph Losey in 1963 and starring Dirk Bogarde in the title role?
What is the profession of the main character in 'Blow Up', Michelangelo Antonioni's depiction of 'Swinging London' in 1966?
When Clive Donner made 'Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush' in 1968 he deliberately set it outside of London. In which so-called New Town is the film set?
Welwyn Garden City
There were a great many British crime films made in the '60s, particularly the first half of the decade, often using familiar actors who struggled to avoid typecasting. Which of these films did NOT feature Stanley Baker?
Hell is a City (1961)
The Strange Affair (1967)
The Criminal (1960)
Which director made his name in TV, specialising in hard-hitting realistic social dramas, and went on to make films such as 'Poor Cow' and 'Kes' in the 1960s?
Lindsay Anderson's film 'If....', made in 1969, is set in a public school where a group of senior boys, known as The Crusaders, are rebelling against the system. What happens at the end of the film?
The Crusaders are expelled, and Travis, the ringleader, gets a job as a coffee sales rep.
The Crusaders start an armed insurrection at the school.
The Crusaders start a fire at the school which subsequently burns downs.
The main Crusader, Travis, becomes Head Boy and inflicts a revenge beating on one of the other senior boys.
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