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Pictures at a Revolution - Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood-logo

Pictures at a Revolution - Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood

Mark Harris

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The epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Dolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever. It's the mid-1960s, and westerns, war movies, and blockbuster musicals such as Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music dominate the box office. The Hollywood studio system, with its cartels of talent and its production code, is hanging strong, or so it would seem. Meanwhile, Warren Beatty wonders why his career isn't blooming after the success of his debut in Splendor in the Grass; Mike Nichols wonders if he still has a career after breaking up with Elaine May; and even though Sidney Poitier has just made history by becoming the first black Best Actor winner, he's still feeling completely cut off from opportunities other than the same "noble black man" role. And a young actor named Dustin Hoffman struggles to find any work at all. By the time the Oscar ceremonies roll around in the spring of 1968, when In the Heat of the Night wins the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture, a cultural revolution has hit Hollywood with the force of a tsunami. The unprecedented violence and nihilism of fellow nominee Bonnie and Clyde has shocked old-guard reviewers but helped catapult Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway into counterculture stardom and made the movie one of the year's biggest box-office successes. Just as unprecedented has been the run of nominee The Graduate, which launched first-time director Mike Nichols into a long and brilliant career in filmmaking, to say nothing of what it did for Dustin Hoffman, Simon and Garfunkel, and a generation of young people who knew that whatever their future was, it wasn't in plastics. Sidney Poitier has reprised the noble-black-man role, brilliantly, not once but twice, in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and In the Heat of the Night, movies that showed in different ways both how far Ame

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lloyd James

Length:

17h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:47


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

31:37


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

35:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

31:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

36:22


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

25:15


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

29:19


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

30:01


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

30:18


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

30:36


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

31:42


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

34:50


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

37:51


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

32:03


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

32:05


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

34:50


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

26:44


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

43:15


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

36:36


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

36:33


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

22:31


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

25:34


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

35:50


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

27:49


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

41:59


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

37:52


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

34:15


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

35:04


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

27:59


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

23:14


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

42:24


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

19:08


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

00:26