I am still trying to decide whether the 1960s represents older movies for me, since I was alive at the time.
This weekend I watched Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buU3cijsBdU&feature=em-share_video_user
I saw this movie about 30 years ago and it did not make much of an impression on me, with the exception of the piano concerto theme, which I started playing by ear and I did attempt to find the score with no success.
I have a different impression now and I watched the entire movie twice this weekend and I liked it better the second time.
It is a visually and aurally a beautiful movie. For me it was the right movie at the right moment in my life. It was the movie that I needed. There is no complexity to this movie, it is about the joy of life, about hope and about faith.
This is a Jacques Demy movie that was remastered with Catherine Deneuve, Françoise Dorléac (Catherine's sister who died shortly afterwards), a very young Jacques Perrin (and like me you might not recognize him if you have only seen Cinema Paradiso, and I think he got the best song in the movie), Danielle Darrieux, with dancers George Chakiris, Grover Dale and Gene Kelly. Among the actors I was more impressed by Darrieux, Chakiris and Dale. I am not sure why yet.
One difference between now and 30 years ago is that Michel Legrand recitatives now constantly run through my veins so I emotionally connect with his songs which was not the case earlier.