The Events That Inspired Movies Pt. 2
The Partition of India, 1947
The French Revolution
The 'Juvenile Delinquency' Controversy of the 1950s
Rock Around the Clock and the Rise of Rock 'n' Roll
The Cultural Ferment in 1920s' Paris
The American counterculture era
For a few years studios poured money into films that featured aspects of the counterculture movement of the sixties and early seventies. The moviemakers also took advantage of the newly relaxed standards about obscenity and indecency. Movies became sexually explicit and more violent. But there are only a handful of first-rate movies about the counterculture, such as Woodstock and Alice's Restaurant. But even the bad movies e.g. Zabriskie Point are useful for their perspectives on the counterculture.