Although movies in the 1960’s took a hard turn to reality, many of the Oscar-winning films featured escapist storylines far different than the tumultuous events of the decade. Although The Apartment addressed infidelity, West Side Story explored gangs that sing, and racism raged In the Heat of the Night, the Academy honored less edgy films like My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Oliver. This changed in 1969, when the Oscar went to Midnight Cowboy, the only X-rated movie ever to win the top prize. Here are the wisest five quotes from the Best Picture winners of the 1960’s.
1) “It is not true that drink alters a man's character. It may reveal it more fully.”
Tom Jones (1963) – Narrator (Micheal MacLiammoir)
2) “You answered without saying anything. That's politics.”
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Jackson Bentley (Arthur Kennedy)
3) “If it’s worse, it’s a sign it’s nearly over.”
My Fair Lady (1964) – Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn)
4) “Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them.
You have to live the life you were born to live.”
The Sound of Music (1965) – Mother Abbess (Peggy Wood)
5) “You know, you see a girl a couple of times a week, just for laughs, and right
away they think you're going to divorce your wife. Now, I ask you, is that fair?”
The Apartment (1960) – J.D. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray)
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