Requiem for the Sixties, Film Proposal, 1974

Whitehead, Peter
September 2011
Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media;Fall2011, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p667
Academic Journal
The article discusses the author's 1974 film title proposal "Requiem for the Sixties" for the film project "Fire in the Water" which outlines the intended impetus of the film, its exploration of the 1960s consequences, and the extensive symbolic mediation of the decade. The author examines the shift from protest to violence in which the proposed title covers the sense of retreat and seclusion characterizing the post-sixties decline. He notes the optimism, enthusiasm, and pleasure in the 1960s.


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