Tag: 60s

TV, Venue

In defence of Mad Men’s Betty Francis

Mad Men hardly needs an introduction; the show’s reputation for its brilliant acting, writing, visual style and historical accuracy speaks for itself. Set in the ‘60s, it depicts a fictional advertising agency in New York and follows the personal and professional lives of the people who work there. Despite the apparent charm of suits, swing…

Film

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning and the Rebellion of Youth

Like many British films in its day, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) features an angry young man – but this one doesn’t know where to throw his kitchen sink. Bored of his job as a factory worker, Arthur (Albert Finney) tries to own the streets of Nottingham through heavy drinking and love affairs. And…

Film, OldVenue

Decades of Film: 1960s

LICENSE TO THRILL Coming out in 1962 to a backdrop of cold wars and hot Beatles tunes, the film Dr No was a slick, cheeky spy thriller based on a book series by Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. The books were popular, but not as popular as the film series which is currently the longest…