Setting Archive : 1960s

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

Serpico [based on the book]
Serpico dir. Sidney Lumet

Based on the true story of Frank Serpico, this is the story of a police officer who turns whistleblower and […]

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys dir. Clint Eastwood

Jersey Boys is based on a musical, based on the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Their formation, […]

The Owl Service
The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Alison and Roger have come to Wales on a holiday with their parent and respective step-parent. Roger’s father and Alison’s […]

A Wrinkle in the skin
A wrinkle in the skin by John Christopher

AKA The Ragged Edge. Read for the 2014 Sci-Fi Experience In the 1960s a wave of earthquakes brings destruction around […]

The Ice Palace
ice palace

Siss is on her way through the dark evening to meet Unn. They have been going to school together ever […]

X-Men: First Class

X-Man First ClassCharles Xavier and Eric Lensherr weren’t always the famous Professor X and Magento. This is their origin story, the origin story of the original X-Men. Set in the 1960s with the Cuban Missile crises at boiling point, the pot of tensions is being stirred further by Sebastian Shaw, a mutant who has been doing the rounds since the 1940s. He believes that mutants are the superior race, and that they must destroy the inferior human race in order to take their rightful place as masters of the earth. Lebensraum and all that.

Summer of night
Summer of Night by Dan Simmons

Read for RIP challenge It is the last day of school at “Old Central”, the building is being decommissioned and […]

The help

Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960.

The Help of the title refers to the black women domestics who worked all other the southern states, the maids and cleaners who went into the homes of “polite” society and looked after children, cleaned house, cooked, and generally looked after everyone before returning to their own homes to do the same there. Specifically this is about two maids, Aibileen and Minny, who agree to tell the story of their lives to Miss Skeeter, a white woman in her twenties who wants to be a writer.

A lion called Christian

In 2008 the following youtube clip became one of those “internet phenomenons”. If you haven’t seen it click play now.

Half of a Yellow Sun

ISBN: 9780007200283 Other reviews Master was a little crazy; he had spent too many years reading books overseas, talked to […]

The Tooth Fairy

Read for the Once Upon A Time Challenge See also: Author’s Site ; Scooter Chronicles ; SF site ; Tier […]

The Limits of Enchantment

ISBN: 0575072318 See also:Agony column ; Joyce discusses his book ; If I could tell you this in a single […]