The Depths (1963)

NIKOS PAPATAKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Les Abysses France, 1963. Lenox Films. Screenplay by Jean Vauthier. Cinematography by Jean-Michel Boussaguet. Produced by Nikos Papatakis. Music by Pierre Barbaud. Film Editing by Edwige Bernard, Denise de Casabianca, Pascale Laverrière. Politically controversial director Nico Papatakis made his feature debut with this provocative look…

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Carry On Cabby (1963)

GERALD THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Peter Rogers Productions.  Screenplay by Talbot Rothwell, based on an original story by Sidney Green, Richard Hills.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Peter Rogers.  Music by Eric Rogers.  Production Design by Jack Stephens.   Costume Design by Joan Ellacott.   Film Editing by Archie Ludski….

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Any Number Can Win (1963)

HENRI VERNEUIL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Mélodie en sous-sol France/Italy, 1963.  Cité Films, Compagnia Cinematografica Mondiale, Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques.  Screenplay by Albert Simonin, dialogue by Michel Audiard, based on the novel by Zekial Marko.  Cinematography by Louis Page.  Produced by Jacques Bar, Jacques Juranville.  Music by Michel Magne.  Production…

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The Executioner (1963)

LUIS GARCIA BERLANGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: El verdugo Spain/Italy, 1963.  Naga Films, Zebra Films.  Story and Screenplay by Luis García Berlanga, Rafael Azcona, collaboration with Ennio Flaiano.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Nazario Belmar.  Music by Miguel Asins Arbó.  Production Design by Luis Arguello.  Costume Design by Maruja…

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Vice and Virtue (1963)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original Title: Le vice et la vertu France/Italy, 1963.  S.N.E. Gaumont, Trianon Films, Ultra Film.   Screenplay by Roger Vailland, Roger Vadim, collaboration with Claude Choublier, based on the novel Justine by the Marquis de Sade. Cinematography by Marcel Grignon.   Produced by Roger Vadim.   Music by Michel Magne. …

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Le Petit Soldat (1963)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    France, 1963.  Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie.   Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.   Music by Maurice Leroux.   Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot, Lila Herman, Nadine Trintignant.  Jean-Luc Godard follows the exuberance of Breathless with another…

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Papa’s Delicate Condition (1963)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1963.  Amro Productions.  Screenplay by Jack Rose, based on the book by Corinne Griffith.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Frank P. Keller.   Jackie…

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A Gathering of Eagles (1963)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1963.  Universal International Pictures.  Story by Sy Bartlett, Screenplay by Robert Pirosh.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Sy Bartlett.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth. You know a movie isn’t going to be very exciting when it spends most…

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America America (1963)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1963.  Athena Enterprises, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Elia Kazan.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.  Actors Index:  John Marley.   After a decade of scintillating stage and literary adaptations, director Elia Kazan turns to more…

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Black Sabbath (1963)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/France/USA, 1963.  Original title:  I Tre Volti Della Paura Emmepi Cinematografica, Galatea Film, Alta Vista Film Production, Alta Vista Productions, Societé Cinématographique Lyre.  Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato, based on the stories by Ivan Chekhov, F.G. Snyder, and the novel by Aleksei Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Terzano.  Produced by…

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Judex (1963)

GEORGES FRANJU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1963.  Comptoir Français du Film Production, Filmes Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jacques Champreux, Francis Lacassin, based on the 1916 screenplay by Arthur Bernede, Louis Feuillade.  Cinematography by Marcel Fradetal.  Produced by Robert de Nesle.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Robert Giordani.  Costume Design by Christiane Courcelles.  Film Editing by Gilbert Natot.  Podcast:  My Criterions. This…

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Muriel, Or The Time Of Return (1963)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Muriel ou Le Temps d’un Retour France/Italy, 1963.  Argos Films, Alpha Productions, Eclair, Les Films de la Pleiade, Dear Film Produzione.  Screenplay by Jean Cayrol.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman.  Music by Hans Werner Henze.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Lucille Mussini.  Film Editing by Kenout Peltier, Eric Pluet….

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