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Decades Presents 1968: Movies

Decades Presents 1968: Movies continues our look back on the transformative years of the late 1960's. We examine how the dawning of a new era played out for Hollywood. We remember the rise of a young filmmaker named Francis Ford Coppola. We also recall when The Beatles broke into the movie scene. 1968 was also a year when independent filmmakers began to steal the spotlight with films like "Faces" and "Targets." We also take a look back on the Broadway winners who made the cut and were adapted for the silver screen inlcuding "The Odd Couple" and "Funny Girl." We also relive how Stanley Kubrick changed the industry with his sci-fi classic "2001: A Space Odyssey." We remember how the low budget films "Night of the Living Dead" and "Rosemary's Baby" became horror classics. Finally, we delve into the action films of 1968 such as "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "Bullitt" and how Clint Eastwood made waves with his western "Hang 'em High."

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