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Marvel and DC super heroes: Ka-pow! Look at ’em now (1966)

No longer do superheroes zip through the air. They’re complex, abnormal, alienated and schizoid. They are the heroes of today’s college campuses, the new escape mechanisms for 10-year-olds, and the grist for social psychologists a generation from now.

The Godfather movie - Brando and Pacino 1972
The Godfather: The gangster movie moves uptown (1972)

You liked the side action upstairs in the bedroom during the wedding from the book The Godfather? In the movie, you got it. Liked the horse-head bit? You got it. The restaurant caper with the crooked police captain? You got it, you got it.

Kurt Vonnegut's backstory on Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)
Kurt Vonnegut’s backstory on Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

Kurt Vonnegut Jr has hit in fact on a true science-fiction subject. As an American prisoner, in German hands, he was a witness to the Dresden holocaust, that appalling Day of Judgment for thousands — although who deserves to be judged by whom is less obvious than you may think.