Pink Narcissus (1971)

JAMES BIDGOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1971. La Folie des Hommes, Pink Pictures Ltd.. Screenplay by James Bidgood. Cinematography by James Bidgood. Produced by James Bidgood. Music by Gary Goch, Martin Jay Sadoff. Production Design by James Bidgood. Film Editing by Martin Jay Sadoff. As far as narrative goes, this colourful fantasia…

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The Nightcomers (1971)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Elliott Kastner-Jay Kanter-Alan Ladd Jnr Productions, Scimitar Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, based on characters created by Henry James.   Cinematography by Robert Paynter.   Produced by Michael Winner.   Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Herbert Westbrook.   Costume Design by Ray Beck.  Film Editing by…

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Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971)

JOHN D. HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1971.  Paramount Pictures, The Jessica Company.  Screenplay by John D. Hancock, Lee Kalcheim.  Cinematography by Robert M. Baldwin.  Produced by Charles B. Moss Jr..  Music by Orville Stoeber.  Production Design by Norman Kenneson.  Costume Design by Mariette Pinchart.  Film Editing by Murray Solomon.  A married…

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The Widow Couderc (1971)

PIERRE GRANIER-DEFERRE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La Veuve Couderc France/Italy, 1971.  Lira Films, Pegaso Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Pierre Granier-Deferre, Pascal Jardin, dialogue by Pascal Jardin, based on the novel by Georges Simenon. Cinematography by Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Raymond Danon.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design…

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The Ceremony (1971)

NAGISA OSHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Gishiki Japan, 1971.  Art Theatre Guild, Daiei Studios, Sozosha.  Screenplay by Mamoru Sasaki, Tsutomu Tamura, Nagisa Oshima.  Cinematography by Toichiro Narushima.  Produced by Kinshirô Kuzui, Takuji Yamaguchi.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Shigenori Shimoishizaka. Film Editing by Keiichi Uraoka. Nagisa Oshima treats post-war…

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Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB United Kingdom/USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by John Hale.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject of Hal B. Wallis’…

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The Hospital (1971)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 1971.  Simcha Productions.   Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Morris Surdin.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.  Costume Design by Frank L. Thompson.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.   George C. Scott dominates this fascinating black comedy that seeks to tear a strip off the medical establishment’s…

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The Bay of Blood (1971)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Reazione a catena Italy, 1971.  Nuova Linea Cinematografica.  Story by Dardano Sacchetti, Franco Barberi, Screenplay by Mario Bava, Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, English dialogue by Gene Luotto.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello.  Music by Stelvio Cipriani.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Carlo Reali. After…

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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

PETER DUFFELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971.  Amicus Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by Ray Parslow.  Produced by Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky.  Music by Michael Dress.  Production Design by Tony Curtis.  Costume Design by Laurel Staffell.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner. A Scotland Yard detective heads out to the country to investigate the disappearance of a famous movie…

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Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

SETH HOLT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971. EMI Films, Hammer Films. Screenplay by Christopher Wicking, based on the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Cinematography by Arthur Grant. Produced by Howard Brandy. Music by Tristram Cary. Production Design by Scott MacGregor. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows. Film Editing…

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A New Leaf (1971)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1971.  Aries Productions, Elkins Entertainment, Elkins Productions International Corporation.  Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the story The Green Heart by Jack Ritchie.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher.  Produced by Hillard Elkins, Howard W. Koch, Joseph Manduke.  Production Design by Warren Clymer, Richard Fried.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Don Guidice,…

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The Emigrants (1971)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Utvandrarna Sweden, 1971.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell, based on the novels by Vilhelm Moberg.  Cinematography by Jan Troell.  Produced by Bengt Forslund.  Music by Erik Nordgren.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Ulla-Britt Soderlund.  Film Editing by Jan Troell.   Max von Sydow plays a poor Swedish farmer who asks…

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