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Why I Hate the 60s: The Decade That Was Too Good to Be True (2004)



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Complete credited cast:
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Aaronovitch ...
Anne Atkins ...
Terry Eagleton ...
Herself (archive footage)
Ricki Farr ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Rikki Farr)
Simon Heffer ...
Peter Hitchens ...
Quintin Hogg ...
Himself (archive footage) (as Lord Hailsham)
Timothy Leary ...
Himself (archive footage)
Harold Macmillan ...
Himself (archive footage)
Glenn O'Hara ...
Peter Oborne ...
Cristina Odone ...
Mike Phillips ...


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12 June 2004 (UK)  »

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Very true and refreshing view of the "swinging sixties", eye opening
22 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this and I gotta say, this was a refreshing take on this popular decade. People cant seem to get away from this time period. Sure it had change but like the recent Obama debacle, not all change is good and this is what the video pointed out. As a conservative I do not have this rose colored view of the 60's and my mother, who grew up during this time, didn't either. People, usually the hippies or young wannabe's, will cite things like "ooh this decade had the best music and all the sexual revolution and stuff!" as they cough there lungs out from all the weed and drugs they took. um, thats actually why we are living in the rotting world of today. Most of the idiots who were in charge of this rebellion of the youth were the drugged out dopes who played in bands like the rolling stones, the doors etc. This doc showed the chaos of the times and that the 60's culture actually did more harm later then good. It was actually pretty depressing to see how things just got worse, from architecture to music and film, crime rates soaring, to the generally godless and material culture we have lived in ever since, and yes it was and is getting worse and worse, makes one question "when will it end and/or start getting better?". So when did the rot of the modern day start? The 40s? The 30s? I suppose you can always keep going back. But the 1960s was the first obvious symptom of nihilistic decadence in the West. Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" captures the spirit of the 60s, portraying a place that's lost all of its values. To use a metaphor: the 60s was the point when the snowball turned into an avalanche. Those left-wing hippies weren't ''innocent''. They ''infiltrated'' later on the politics, the media, government facilities, education systems, music business etc. So they had and still have an important role in the destruction and decline of todays society, moral, culture and dignity. I am glad to see that I am not the only one who feels this brief yet glorified moment in time is more a sham then anything. The "swinging 60's" was more a disturbing time then anything, one that while it may have had some, SOME decent music/films within its pop culture(the Kinks, Batman, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Dark Shadows come to mind:), doesn't make up for just about every other social deconstruction it caused in its wake. Of course it was only after the fact years even decade's later that people finally started to open their eyes and went "what have we DONE" but by then it was too late, the damage was too perpetrated in our society and culture. This documentary is definitely worth checking out for a different and honest look at the 1960's that will dare you to remove the rose colored glasses your hippie parents gave you and take a real, honest look at the cultural shift that changed the world.

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