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Six Favorites from the '60s

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Happy National Classic Movie Day! To celebrate the classic film community's favorite day, I'm taking part in the Six from the '60s Blogathon, hosted by the Classic Film and TV Cafe. You can check out what choices other bloggers made here.

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The Apartment (1960)
How can a film be so full of heartache and yet also be so life-affirming? Billy Wilder's dramedy is a mesmerizing blend of sadness, hilarity, and romance. It looks gorgeous. The script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is beyond fantastic. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray are all incredible, and that final scene always makes my heart melt. It's just a perfect film.

You can read my full review here.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Oddly enough, although I definitely saw this film as a kid, I didn't fall in love with it until I revisited it about five years ago and thought, "Oh my god. Was this film always this cool?" The animation takes my breath away, with …