Psycho: A woman embezzles a large amount of cash and checks into a motel where a psycho killer lurks. 1960 Alfred Hitchcock AFI's 100 Best Films.  108 min.

Ben Hur, A man vows revenge after his best friend sells him into slavery.  1960, Charlton Heston, best picture, actor, director, cinematography, and 7 other Academy Awards; 212 minutes

Spartacus: The fictionalized biography of the slave turned rebel of the Roman Empire.  4 Academy Awards, 1960. 

Breakfast at Tiffany's: A gold-digger chases money but is tempted by true love.  Nominated for best actress, 1961

Lawrence of Arabia: Assigned to be a liaison with Arab tribes during WWI, Lawrence instead leads them into battle.  1962, Seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, AFI's 100 Best Films. 

To Kill a Mockingbird: A young girl growing up in Alabama learns about racism and their creepy neighbor.  1962, Gregory Peck, Best Actor Oscar

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Love the Bomb: a psycho general takes over an USAF base with plans to nuke the Russians.  Other psychos try to stop him.  1964.  AFI's 100 Best Films. 

West Side Story: Street gangs done as song and dance.  1961 152 minutes.  10 academy awards including best picture and best director

Guns of Navarone: a secret mission during World War II faces problems.  1961

My Fair Lady 1964

French New Wave
Dissatisfied with films made by the studio system, The auteur theory holds that the director is the "author" of his movies, with a personal signature visible from film to film.  They refused to shoot in studios. 

Artistic Choices resulting from filming on a tight budget.  Many of the French New Wave films were produced on tight budgets;
§often shot in a friend's apartment or yard, using the director's friends as the cast and crew.
§Directors were also forced to improvise with equipment
XXX(for example, using a shopping cart for tracking shots).
§Used portable equipment requiring little or no set up time, which gave their films
XXXa documentary style
§Recorded sounds directly on film
§Used film stock that required less light, using natural lighting instead of expensive
XXXand time-consuming artificial light

Other Artistic qualities:
§Filming techniques included fragmented, discontinuous editing, and long takes.
§Posed question in their films that are not necessarily answered in the end
§Used improvised dialogue
§Used rapid changes of scene, and shots that go beyond the common 180° axis.
§New Wave filmmakers sometimes reminded the views that they were watching a film,
XXXinstead of trying to get the viewer lost in the film.  They could do this by:
XXXXXX§Having an actor speak directly to the camera
XXXXXX§Allowing into the final film passersby that look at the camera. 
XXXXXX§Using impossible camera angles and edits

Films: 1960-64
1960 The Apartment 5 Academy Awards, 10 Nominations
1960
Spartacus 4 Academy Awards, 6 Nominations
1960
Elmer Gantry 3 Academy Awards, 5 Nominations
1960 The Alamo 1 Academy Award, 7 Nominations
1960
Sons and Lovers 1 Academy Award, 7 Nominations
1960
The Facts of Life 1 Academy Award, 5 Nominations
1960
Never on Sunday (Pote tin Kyriaki) 1 Academy Award, 5 Nominations
1960
Exodus 1 Academy Award, 3 Nominations
1960
BUtterfield 8 1 Academy Award, 2 Nominations
1960
The Virgin Spring (Jungfrukällan) 1 Academy Award, 2 Nominations
1960
Day of the Painter 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1960
Giuseppina 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1960
The Horse with the Flying Tail 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1960
Munro 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1960
Song Without End 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1960
The Time Machine 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination

1961 West Side Story 10 Academy Awards, 11 Nomination
1961
Judgment at Nuremberg 2 Academy Awards, 11 Nomination
1961
The Hustler 2 Academy Awards, 9 Nominations
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's 2 Academy Awards, 5 Nominations
1961
The Guns of Navarone 1 Academy Award, 7 Nominations
1961
La Dolce Vita 1 Academy Award, 4 Nominations
1961
Splendor in the Grass 1 Academy Award, 2 Nominations
1961
Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel) 1 Academy Award, 2 Nominations
1961
Ersatz (Surogat) 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1961
Project Hope 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1961
Seawards the Great Ships 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1961
Sky Above and Mud Beneath (Le Ciel et la boue) 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1961
Two Women (La Ciociara) 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination

1962 Lawrence of Arabia 7 Academy Awards, 10 Nominations
1962
To Kill a Mockingbird 3 Academy Awards, 8 Nominations
1962 The Longest Day 2 Academy Awards, 5 Nominations
1962
The Miracle Worker 2 Academy Awards, 5 Nominations
1962
The Music Man 1 Academy Award, 6 Nominations
1962
Days of Wine and Roses 1 Academy Award, 5 Nominations
1962
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1 Academy Award, 5 Nominations
1962
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm 1 Academy Award, 4 Nominations
1962
Divorce, Italian Style 1 Academy Award, 3 Nominations
1962
Sundays and Cybele (Le Dimanches de Ville d'Avray) 1 Academy Award, 3 Nominations
1962
Sweet Bird of Youth 1 Academy Award, 3 Nominations
1962
Black Fox 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1962
Dylan Thomas 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1962
Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary) 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1962
The Hole 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination

1963 Tom Jones 4 Academy Awards, 10 Nominations
1963
Cleopatra 4 Academy Awards, 9 Nominations
1963 How the West Was Won 3 Academy Awards, 8 Nominations
1963
Hud 3 Academy Awards, 7 Nominations
1963
Federico Fellini's 8½ 2 Academy Awards, 5 Nominations
1963
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 1 Academy Award, 1[12] Nominations
1963
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 1 Academy Award, 6 Nominations
1963
Lilies of the Field 1 Academy Award, 5 Nominations
1963
America, America 1 Academy Award, 4 Nominations
1963
Irma la Douce 1 Academy Award, 3 Nominations
1963
Chagall 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1963
The Critic 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1963
Papa's Delicate Condition 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1963
Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1963
The V.I.P.s 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination

1964 My Fair Lady 8 Academy Awards, 12 Nominations
1964
Mary Poppins 5 Academy Awards, 13 Nominations
1964 Zorba the Greek (Alexis Zorbas) 3 Academy Awards, 7 Nominations
1964
Becket 1 Academy Award, 12 Nominations
1964
The Night of the Iguana 1 Academy Award, 4 Nominations
1964
Father Goose 1 Academy Award, 3 Nominations
1964
Casals Conducts: 1964 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1964
Goldfinger 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1964
Jacques-Yves Cousteau's World Without Sun 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1964
Nine from Little Rock 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1964
The Pink Phink 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1964
Topkapi 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination
1964
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1 Academy Award, 1 Nomination