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For whatever reasons there was also a dearth of fantasy movies made in the 60s. There were plenty of fantasy TV series made: The Avengers, Dr Who, Adam Adamant, UFO, The Champions, and others, but very few films. One notable exception is the FrancoItalian production of ‘Barbarella’, starring Jane Fonda in the title role. This cult film from 1968 has achieved immortal status being now perceived as such an icon of the 60s that I have heard the name used as an adjective to describe something groovy. Speaking of groovy, this film has an adorably groovy soundtrack written by Bob Crewe and Charles Fox and performed by ‘The Glitterhouse’ (who were really session musicians and singers)…”Barbarella, psychadella, there’s a kind of cockle shell about you, Barba- rella”.
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