Pictures at a Revolution

Download Audio
In 1967, revolution was in the air. And not just on college campuses. Hollywood, too, was at the threshold of a generational rebellion.

The year's Oscar nominees told the story: So long to the super-sanitized, big-studio moviemaking machines. Hello to the new rough-and-tumble — sex, violence, and rock-n-roll. Out with the "Sound of Music" clones. In with "Bonnie & Clyde", "In the Heat of the Night" and "The Graduate." Films that captured the American moment, and ushered in a new Hollywood era.

This hour, On Point: The Oscar films of 1967, and the birth of a new Hollywood.Guests:

Mark Harris, author of "Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood."

Jack Beatty, "On Point" news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on February 22, 2008.


More from On Point

Listen Live