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Films: Barbarella (1968) - If.... (1968) - Night of the Living Dead (1968) - The Producers (1968) - Rosemary's Baby (1968) - Teorema (1968)

Key texts: The Death of the Author (1968)

Che Guevara poster by Jim Fitzpatrick (1968)

Paris May 1968 revolt

First International Exhibition of Erotic Art [...]

The Kronhausens' First International Exhibition of Erotic Art took place in public museums in the cities of Lund, Sweden, and Aarhus, Denmark, in 1968.

Death of situationism

SITUATIONISM EMERGED as a movement in the mid 1950s and rapidly went into decline after 1968. Members were expelled almost as fast as they joined and never amounted to more than a few dozen. Its artistic roots lay in surrealism, its philosophical ones in existentialism, even though Debord spat on both. He had little patience with Sartre and other intellectuals who adopted anti-establishment poses while enjoying the perks of fame. He dismissed a top film maker, Jean-Luc Godard, as an "offspring of Mao and Coca Cola". [...]

Anti-Pornography [...]

In the United States, a 1968 Supreme Court decision which held that people [adults] could view whatever they wished in the privacy of their own homes caused Congress to fund and President Lyndon B. Johnson to appoint a commission to study pornography. The commission's report recommended sex education, funding of research into the effects of pornography, restriction of children's access to pornography, and recommended against any restrictions for adults. The report was widely criticized and rejected by Congress. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornography#Anti-pornography_movement [Aug 2004]

Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) - Tom Wolfe

Bomb culture (1968) - Jeff Nuttall

Bomb culture (1968) - Jeff Nuttall [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
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Jeff Nuttall (July 8, 1933 January 4, 2004) was an English poet, publisher, actor, painter, sculptor, jazz trumpeter, anarchist sympathiser and social commentator who was a key part of the British 1960s counter-culture.

Nuttall was born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and grew up in Herefordshire. He studied painting in the years after the Second World War and began publishing poetry in the early 1960s. Together with Bob Cobbing, he founded the influential Writers Forum Press and writers workshop. He also associated with many of the American beat generation writers, especially William Burroughs. His 1968 book Bomb Culture was one of the key texts of the countercultural revolution of the time, a work which drew the links between the emergence of alternatives to mainstream societal norms and the threatening backdrop of potential nuclear cataclysm. Nuttall was one of the pioneers of the happening in Britain.

Nuttall served as Chairman of the National Poetry Society from 1975 to 1976, a period when the Society briefly served as a home for the British Poetry Revival. He was poetry critic for a number of national newspapers and was the Poetry Society nominee for Poet Laureate but was overlooked in favour of Ted Hughes.

Nuttall worked as an art teacher. In his later life he appeared in several films and on TV. His Selected Poems was published in 2003. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Nuttall [Jun 2005]

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