The Holy Man (1965)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Mahapurush India, 1965. R.D.Banshal & Co., Rajshri Productions. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Birinchi Baba by Rajshekhar ‘Parashuram’ Basu. Cinematography by Soumendu Roy. Produced by R.D. Bansal. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta. Film Editing by Dulal Dutta Satyajit…

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Bad Girls Go To Hell (1965)

DORIS WISHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1965. Juri Productions. Screenplay by Doris Wishman. Cinematography by C. Davis Smith. Produced by Doris Wishman. Film Editing by Ali Bendi. One of the most popular provocations of exploitation specialist (and later full on adult film director) Doris Wishman, a film whose poor production qualities (including…

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Yoyo (1965)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 France, 1965. C.A.P.A.C.. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Raymond Gabutti, Raymond Tournon. Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix’s most ambitious and elaborate film was also…

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Once A Thief (1965)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA, 1965.  Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques.   Screenplay by Zekial Marko, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Robert Burks.   Produced by Jacques Bar.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by George W. Davis, Paul Groesse.   Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   Alain Delon is an ex-con living in…

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The Coward (1965)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Kapurush India, 1965.  R.D. Banshal & Co..  Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on the story Janaiko Kapurusher Kahini.  Cinematography by Soumendu Roy.   Produced by R.D. Bansal.   Music by Satyajit Ray.  Production Design by Bansi Chandragupta.   Film Editing by Dulal Dutta. Amitabha (Soumitra Chatterjee), a screenwriter…

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The Slender Thread (1965)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1965.    Stephen Alexander Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the article by Shana Alexander.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.   Produced by Stephen Alexander.   Music by Quincy Jones.   Production Design by Hal Pereira, Jack Poplin.   Costume Design by Edith Head.   Film Editing by Thomas Stanford.   Sidney…

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Le Bonheur (1965)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France, 1965.  Parc Film.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Claude Beausoleil, Jean Rabier.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Jean-Michel Defaye.  Production Design by Hubert Monloup.  Costume Design by Claude François. Film Editing by Janine Verneau. Jean-Claude Drouot leads an idyllic suburban life as a carpenter…

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A Very Special Favor (1965)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1965.  The Lankershim Company, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Stanley Shapiro.  Music by Vic Mizzy.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Walter M. Simonds.  Costume Design by Yves Saint-Laurent.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Lawyer Charles Boyer, is appalled to learn that the reason he lost…

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A Thousand Clowns (1965)

FRED COE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Harrell.  Screenplay by Herb Gardner, based on his play.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Fred Coe.  Music by Don Walker.  Production Design by George DeTitta Sr., Herbert F. Mulligan.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.   Jason Robards is raising his whipsmart nephew (Barry Gordon) after the boy’s mother left him…

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Falstaff (1965)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Chimes At Midnight France/Spain/Switzerland, 1965.  Internacional Films, Alpine Films.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the book by Raphael Holinshed, and the plays of William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Angel Escolano, Emiliano Piedra, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.  Production Design by Mariano Erdoiza.  Costume Design by Orson…

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Operation Crossbow (1965)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Baroda, Bentley Productions, Jason Films, Monica Corp., Monmouth, Pennebaker-Baroda Productions.  Story by Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter. British intelligence sends three men…

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The Sandpiper (1965)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1965.  Filmways Pictures, Venice Productions.  Story by Martin Ransohoff, adaptation by Irene Kemp, Louis Kamp, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Bohemian artist…

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