The Trip (1967)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1967.  American International Pictures.  Screenplay by Jack Nicholson.  Cinematography by Archie R. Dalzell.  Produced by Roger Corman.  Music by Electric Flag.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Ronald Sinclair. Watching other people do drugs while you stay sober is boring, and trying get around this by using kaleidoscope…

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The Whisperers (1967)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Seven Pines.  Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Robert Nicolson.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Michael Laughlin, Ronald Shedlo.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Edith Evans is excellent as a woman who is slowly losing touch with…

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Julie Andrews is a jazz baby who is determined to be the…

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The Sorcerers (1967)

MICHAEL REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Curtwel Productions, Global.  Screenplay by Michael Reeves, Tom Baker, from an idea by John Burke.  Cinematography by Stanley A. Long.  Produced by Patrick Curtis, Tony Tenser.  Music by Paul Ferris.  Production Design by Tony Curtis.  Film Editing by Susan Michie, David Woodward.   Lifeless fantasy starring Boris Karloff as an experimental researcher whose past…

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A Countess From Hong Kong (1967)

CHARLES CHAPLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Chaplin Film Productions Ltd., Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Chaplin.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Jerome Epstein.  Music by Charles Chaplin.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann, Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Charles Chaplin waited ten years to follow up the box office disappointment…

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To Pio Labro Asteri (1967)

KOSTAS KARAGIANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Greece, 1967.  Karagiannis-Karatzopoulos.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis.  Cinematography by Dimos Sakelariou.  Music by Giannis Markopoulos.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Andreas Andreadakis. Silly fluff that follows a tired comedy formula, focusing as many Greek comedies do on moral judgments of the country’s class divide. Delightful Aliki Vougiouklaki sells fish at the market…

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China Is Near (1967)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Cina e Vicina Italy, 1967.  Vides Cinematografica.  Story by Marco Bellocchio, Screenplay by Elda Tattoli, Marco Bellocchio.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi. Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Ugo Novello.  Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani. A political comedy/drama that has lost none of its energy…

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Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg. Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Alan Barrett.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Thomas Hardy’s tale of love and property is adapted…

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Hurry Sundown (1967)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1967.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Bert Gilden, Katya Gilden.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs, Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Hugo Montenegro.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Estevez.  Film Editing by Tony de Zarraga, Louis R. Loeffler, James D. Wells.   Dramatically…

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Countdown (1967)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1967.  William Conrad Productions.  Screenplay by Loring Mandel, based on the novel The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls.  Cinematography by William W. Spencer.  Produced by Jimmy Lydon.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.   Exploitation of the space race about a manned trip to the moon two…

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Samurai Rebellion (1967)

MASAKI KOBAYASHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu Japan, 1967.  Mifune Productions Co. Ltd., Toho Company.  Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, based on the novel by Yasuhiko Takiguchi.  Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada. Produced by Toshirô Mifune, Tomoyuki Tanaka.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Yoshiro Muraki.  Film Editing by Hisashi Sagara. Another rock-solid masterpiece by Masaki Kobayashi, who provides…

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The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Royal Films International, F.A.I..  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, Paul Dehn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elizabeth Taylor.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   The…

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