Part Three – Best Picture Winners from 1961 to 1980
In our previous journey into the history of the Best Picture Oscar winners, we looked at offerings from the “Big Five” Warner Brothers, RKO, Fox, MGM, and Paramount. Their domination would come to an end with the rise of more independent filmmakers.
These two decades of cinema would see a wave of auteurs washing over the industry like a tidal wave. Making more high concept, gritty, realistic and visually stunning films, they would change the face of Hollywood forever.
In part three we will see which of these creators of celluloid bagged themselves that little gold man.