Of all the directions that science fiction wanders, the zany gems of the mid 60’s & early 70’s warm my heart the most. Dark Star (1974), Barbarella (1968), Dr. Strangelove (1964, although perhaps not science fiction) and WestWorld (1973). THX 1138 (1971) is another favorite I’ve posted about recently.
A Boy and his Dog, directed by L.Q. Jones and starring Don Johnson in his first role, is not a film for everyone. The boy (Johnson) telepathically communicates with his dog as they scavenge for food and sex [think Woody Allen’s Sleeper, 1973] in a post apocalyptic desert. The film gets interesting when they stumble into an underground, creepy-perfect village complete with 4th-of-July-style parades and picnics. The ride is worth it for the surreal sets and costumes alone.