Machine Gun McCain (1969)

GIULIANO MONTALDO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Gli Intoccabili Italy, 1969. Columbia Pictures, Euroatlantica, Euro International Films. Story by Mino Roli, Screenplay by Mino Roli, Dialogue by Israel Horovitz, freely based on the novel Candyleg by Ovid Demaris. Cinematography by Erico Menczer. Produced by Bino Cicogna, Marco Vicario. Music by Ennio Morricone….

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The April Fools (1969)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): B USA, 1969. Jalem Productions, Cinema Center Films. Screenplay by Hal Dresner. Cinematography by Michel Hugo. Produced by Gordon Carroll. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Production Design by Richard Sylbert. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Bob Wyman. Jack Lemmon plays a financial trader who is invited for…

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Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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The Learning Tree (1969)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1969. Winger. Screenplay by Gordon Parks, based on his novel. Cinematography by Burnett Guffey. Produced by Gordon Parks. Music by Gordon Parks. Production Design by Edward D. Engoron. Costume Design by Rose Brandi, Wayne Reed, Ermon Sessions, Janet Strong. Film Editing by George R. Rohrs. Gordon…

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Let It Be (1969)

MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Apple Corps.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Neil Aspinall.  Film Editing by Graham Gilding, Tonny Lenny.  After they revolutionized the business of pop music in the early sixties, the four members of the iconic Beatles went on personal journeys that, by the…

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Calcutta (1969)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Produced by Louis Kastner.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Louis Malle spent five months shooting his seven-part miniseries Phantom India, inspired by a trip he took there on behalf of the Ministry of…

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Sinful Davey (1969)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Mirisch-Webb, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, based on the novel by David Haggart.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife, Freddie Young.  Produced by William N. Graf.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing…

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Lions, Love (…and Lies) (1969)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Alternate title:  Lions Love France/USA, 1969.  Max L. Raab Productions.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Stevan Larner.  Produced by Agnès Varda.  Music by Joseph Byrd.  Production Design by Jack Wright III.  Film Editing by Robert Dalva, Carolyn Hicks. Agnès Varda came to Los Angeles with husband Jacques…

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Hamlet (1969)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Filmways Pictures, Woodfall Film Productions.  Screenplay by Tony Richardson, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Hans Gottschalk, Neil Hartley, Leslie Linder, Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Patrick Gowers.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Philippe Pickford. …

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Burn! (Queimada) (1969)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story and Screenplay by Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, based on novels by Norman Gant.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Marilù Carteny.  Film Editing by Mario Morra.  Marlon Brando gives…

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The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1969.  Boardwalk Productions.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Roland Anderson.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson, Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen, John W. Wheeler.  Making his way…

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Topaz (1969)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1969.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel by Leon Uris.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler. Alfred Hitchcock returns to a Cold War theme following his underwhelming Torn…

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