Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Universal Pictures, The Malpaso Company.  Story by Herman Miller, Screenplay by Herman Miller, Dean Riesner, Howard Rodman.  Cinematography by Bud Thackery.  Produced by Don Siegel.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Robert MacKichan.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Sam…

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The Detective (1968)

GORDON DOUGLAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  Arcola Pictures, Arcola-Millfield Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Roderick Thorp.   Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.   Produced by Aaron Rosenberg.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.   Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Donald Brooks, Moss Mabry.   Film…

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Image Ten.   Screenplay by John A. Russo, George A. Romero.   Cinematography by George A. Romero.  Produced by Karl Hardman, Russell Streiner.  Production Design by Charles O’Dato.  Film Editing by George A. Romero.   An entire genre of zombie movies was established by this underground, low-budget…

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Witchfinder General (1968)

MICHAEL REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Alternate Title: The Conqueror Worm United Kingdom/USA, 1968.  Tigon British Film Productions, American International Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Baker, Michael Reeves, additional scenes by Louis M. Heyward, based on the novel by Ronald Bassett.  Cinematography by John Coquillon.  Produced by Louis M. Heyward, Arnold L. Miller, Philip…

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Capricious Summer (1968)

JIRI MENZEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Rozmarné léto Czechoslovakia, 1968.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Screenplay by Jirí Menzel, Václav Nývlt, dramatisation by Vladimír Kalina, Jan Libora, based on the novel by Vladislav Vancura.  Cinematography by Jaromir Sofr.   Produced by Zdenek Oves.   Music by Jirí Sust.  Production Design by Oldrich Bosak.  Costume Design…

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Kuroneko (1968)

KANETO SHINDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original Title: Yabu no naka no kuroneko Japan, 1968.  Toho Company.   Screenplay by Kaneto Shindo.  Cinematography by Norimichi Igawa, Kiyomi Kuroda.  Produced by Nobuyo Horiba, Kazuo Kuwahara, Setsuo Noto.  Music by Hikaru Hayashi.   Production Design by Takashi Marumo.   Costume Design by Yoshio Ueno. Film Editing by Hisao…

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Greetings (1968)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1968.  West End Films.   Screenplay by Charles Hirsch, Brian De Palma.  Cinematography by Robert Fiore.  Produced by Charles Hirsch.  Music by Eric Kaz, J. Stephen Soles, Artie Traum.  Film Editing by Brian De Palma.   Brian De Palma’s first feature Murder A La Mod was an…

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Murder A La Mod (1968)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1968. Screenplay by Brian De Palma. Cinematography by Bruce Torbet.  Produced by Ken Burrows.  Music by John Herbert McDowell.  Film Editing by Brian De Palma. Brian De Palma’s first commercially released feature film is this stylish if silly murder caper.  Two young women are meeting…

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Targets (1968)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1968.  Saticoy Productions.  Story by Polly Platt, Peter Bogdanovich, Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich.   Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Peter Bogdanovich. Boris Karloff plays a fictional version of himself, a…

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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

WILLIAM GREAVES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1968.  Take One Productions.   Screenplay by William Greaves.  Cinematography by Stevan Larner, Terence Macartney-Filgate.  Produced by William Greaves.  Music by Miles Davis.  Film Editing by William Greaves. To hear the term “experimental film” might be an immediate turnoff, but don’t deny yourself the pleasure of this…

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The Swimmer (1968)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.    USA, 1968.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the story by John Cheever.   Cinematography by David L. Quaid.    Produced by Roger H. Lewis, Frank Perry.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by…

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Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1968.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Herbert Sargent, based on the novel To An Early Grave by Wallace Markfield.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.   Produced by Sidney Lumet.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Ben Kasazkow.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg.  George Segal is fighting with…

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