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1967. This is another one of those years that are famous for being 'the best of the best', somewhat like 1939, except I don't think that my exclusion of this year's Oscar winning BP, In the Heat of the Night, is going to be as controversial as when I left Gone with the Wind off my 1939 ballot. Despite not nominating In the Heat of the Night for more than two awards (both in the acting categories), I have to profess a deep love for this year. It was the first 'Oscar Year' that my wife and I explored together (and kind of the only since my cinematic indulgences grew and my wife's diminished) and it really proved fruitful, for this year is just so incredibly rich. Just think of the legendary films that came from this year...Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, In Cold Blood, Cool Hand Luke...this year is legend for a reason!
And I do promise that I like American films...I just like European ones better.
With that, I present to you the Fisti Awards for 1967!
Two for the Road
I Am Curious
Bonnie and Clyde
Far From the Madding Crowd
In Cold Blood
You Only Live Twice