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In a continuing effort to compete with both television and foreign-made films, American filmmakers became even more frank in their treatment of sex and more daring in costume and dialogue.
The 1964 Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Santa Monica (California) Civic Auditorium on April 13; it was hosted by Jack Lemmon.
Dollar for dollar, one
of the most profitable films of the year was Joseph E.
Levine's "spicy" The
Carpetbaggers (released April 9), which brought
in over $12,000,000 in the domestic market alone.
The December 16th release of
Billy Wilder's satiric Kiss Me,
Stupid drew condemnation from the Roman Catholic
Legion of Decency, which went on to attack the Motion
Picture Association of America's self-regulatory
Production Code Administration.
war room, government officials wonder what to do next
after a mad general ordered a hydrogen bombing mission,
in the Stanley Kubrick-directed film Dr.
Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
the Bomb (released January
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