Best Picture 1960s



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With the old studio system decaying and the abolition of the Hays Code in the face of rapid social change, movies in the 1960s increasingly became more experimental. But the winners of Best Picture throughout most of the decade were decidedly traditional, however, with four winners being musicals despite that old staple’s general decline; something that never happened even during the genre’s heyday of the 1930s and 1940s. By the end of the decade, the classic era had finally given way to New Hollywood with the first and so far only X-rated Best Picture winner, lining up the Second Golden Age of the 1970, one of cinema’s greatest decades.

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Best Picture 1960s

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