Cinema: THE BEST PICTURES OF 1961

A ever, perhaps even more than ever, sex was the principal theme of cinema in 1961. But also more than ever, it was true that the movies wore their sex with a difference. Inevitably, there was far too much "skinematography." But there was also an impressive number of movies that took the primrose path because it is an avenue of life, and walked down it with unblinking eyes. Unfortunately, most of these movies were made abroad and could be seen in the U.S. only in art houses. For movies around the world, 1961 was...

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