|Years in film|
The year 1966 in film involved some significant events. A Man for All Seasons won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film in Technicolor based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name and adapted for the big screen by Bolt himself. It was released on 12 December 1966. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann, who had previously directed the films High Noon and From Here to Eternity.
The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar".
Gulf and Western Industries, Inc., was an American conglomerate. Gulf and Western's origins date to a manufacturer named the Michigan Bumper Company founded in 1934, although Charles Bluhdorn treated his 1958 takeover as its "founding" for the purpose of later anniversaries. Through asset management, the company's non-publishing and entertainment assets were dismantled; with the company re-branding as Paramount Communications in 1989 after Paramount Pictures. The company's current remnants operate as Viacom and CBS Corporation.
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood.
Seven Arts Productions was a production company which made films for release by other studios. It was founded in 1957 by Ray Stark, Eliot Hyman, and Norman Katz.
|1.||The Bible: In the Beginning...||20th Century Fox||$34,900,023|
|3.||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Warner Bros.||$33,736,689|
|4.||The Sand Pebbles||20th Century Fox||$30,017,647|
|5.||A Man for All Seasons||Columbia||$28,350,000|
|6.||The Good, the Bad and the Ugly||United Artists||$25,100,000|
|7.||Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.||Disney||$22,565,634|
|8.||The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming||United Artists||$21,693,114|
The highest-grossing 1966 films in countries outside North America.
|India||Phool Aur Patthar||Ralhan Productions||$11,790,000|
|Soviet Union||War and Peace||Mosfilm||$64,000,000|
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Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Location: Italy
Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni was an Italian film actor. His prominent films include: La Dolce Vita; 8½; La Notte; Divorce Italian Style; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian Style; The 10th Victim; A Special Day; City of Women; Henry IV; Dark Eyes; and Everybody's Fine. His honours included British Film Academy Awards, Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two Golden Globe Awards.
Giulietta Masina was an Italian film actress, best known for her performances of Gelsomina in La Strada (1954) and Cabiria in Nights of Cabiria (1957). Both films won Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and were described by their director Federico Fellini as having been "inspired" by Masina's "humanity."
The Mandrake is a satirical play by Italian Renaissance philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli. Although the five-act comedy was published in 1524 and first performed in the carnival season of 1526, Machiavelli likely wrote The Mandrake in 1518 as a distraction from his bitterness at having been excluded from the diplomatic and political life of Florence following the 1512 reversion to Medici rule. Both contemporary and modern scholars read the play as an overt critique of the House of Medici; however, Machiavelli set the action in 1504 during the period of the Florentine Republic in order to express his frustrations without fear of censure from patrons already ill-disposed towards him and his writing.
Rosanna Schiaffino was an Italian film actress. She appeared on the covers of Italian, German, French, British and American magazines.
Anna Maria Magnani was an Italian stage and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, along with four other international awards, for her portrayal of a Sicilian widow in The Rose Tattoo.
Questa volta parliamo di uomini is a 1965 Italian tragicomedy film directed by Lina Wertmüller and starring Nino Manfredi. The film was shot in black and white and in 35mm and lasted 91 minutes.
Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi was one of the most prominent Italian actors in the commedia all'italiana genre. He was also a film and stage director, a screenwriter, a playwright, a comedian, a singer, an author, a radio and television presenter and a voice actor. During his career he won several awards, including six David di Donatello awards, six Nastro d'Argento awards and the Prix de la première oeuvre at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival for Between Miracles. Typically playing losers, marginalised, working-class characters yet "in possession of their dignity, morality, and underlying optimism", he was referred to as "one of the few truly complete actors in Italian cinema".
The 10th Victim is a 1965 Italian international co-production science fiction film directed by Elio Petri and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress, and featuring Elsa Martinelli in a supporting role. The picture is based on Robert Sheckley's 1953 short story "Seventh Victim". It depicts a government-endorsed, televised Big Hunt, featuring contestants from around the world acting as "hunters" and "victims"; when Marcello Poletti and Caroline Meredith, the game's two top assassins, are pitted against each other, they find that love is the most dangerous game of all.
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Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):
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The following is an overview of events in 1984 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.
The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.
The following is an overview of events in 1981 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.
The year 1979 in film involved many significant events.
The year 1978 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1976 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.
The year 1974 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1972 in film involved several significant cinematic events including the release of Francis Ford Coppola's Academy Award-winning film, The Godfather.
The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1969 in film involved some significant events, with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dominating the U.S. box office and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time and Midnight Cowboy, a film rated X, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The year 1967 in film involved some significant events. It is widely considered as one of the most ground-breaking years in film, with "revolutionary" films highlighting the change, including: Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Cool Hand Luke, The Dirty Dozen, and In the Heat of the Night.
The year 1965 in film involved some significant events, with The Sound of Music topping the U.S. box office.
The year 1964 in film involved some significant events, including two highly successful musical films, My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins.
The year 1963 in film involved some significant events, including the big-budget epic Cleopatra, Alfred Hitchcock's horror The Birds, and two films with all-star casts, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
The year 1962 in film involved some very significant events, with Lawrence of Arabia the year's top-grossing film as well as winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The year 1960 in film involved some significant events.
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