Every generation has its art, music, literature, crystallizing forces that define who we are in the time space continuum. But 1968 was the beginning of my long coming of age.
The difference between then and now at the movies? In 1968, before blockbusters sucked up all the air at the cineplex, there was a wide-ranging choice of films available to moviegoers. Kenneth Turan looks at the movies of 1968.
Upsetting the modernist status quo in 1968 were Terry Riley's transformative "In C," Luciano Berio's "Sinfonia" with a movement memorializing Martin Luther King Jr., Stockhausen's mystical tune-in, turn-on "Stimmung" and Hans Werner Henze's "The Raft of the Medusa," dedicated to Che.
In May 1968, the Cannes Film Festival ground to a halt. Fifty years later, it's still sparking controversy
A look at the tumultuous events that led to the shutdown of 1968's Cannes Film Festival, fostering a debate over cinema, politics and whether life should trump art (or vice versa). Plus, how today's real-life conflicts challenge the present-day festival.
How filmmaking, romance and the politics of 1968 collide in Michel Hazanavicius's 'Godard Mon Amour'
Michel Hazanavicius' new film “Godard Mon Amour” puts the tumultuous events of Paris in 1968 in relation to the tortured romance of Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel) and Anne Wiasemsky (Stacy Martin).
Watching "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" and "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" in a year of war, riots and assassination.
"The Mod Squad" and “Adam-12,' two L.A.-based cop shows that began in 1968, had different views of policing but each brought the counterculture into their worlds as hippies were going mainstream on TV.
With the first rock concerts at the Forum in Inglewood and New York's Madison Square Garden, the stages were set in 1968 for the dawn of arena rock, a new concert genre that took off when Cream had the distinction of being the first band to play both mega venues.
Inside the 1968 Doors' Los Angeles concert at the Forum in Inglewood, when Jim Morrison argued with the audience, recited poetry and sat cross-legged on the stage.
A look at 10 essential, under-the-radar L.A.-area records from 1968, including works by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Three Dog Night and Alice Coltrane.