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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.

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