Beware! The Blob (1972)

LARRY HAGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA, 1972. Jack H. Harris Enterprises. Screenplay by Jack Woods, Anthony Harris, based on the story A Chip Off the Old Blob by Richard Clair, Jack H. Harris. Cinematography by Al Hamm. Produced by Anthony Harris. Music by Mort Garson. Production Design by Raymond McGrath, Larry Wallin….

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Death Line (1972)

GARY SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Raw Meat United Kingdom, 1972.  Harbor Ventures, K-L Productions.   Story by Gary Sherman, Screenplay by Ceri Jones.   Cinematography by Alex Thomson.   Produced by Paul Maslansky.   Music by Wil Malone, Jeremy Rose.   Production Design by Denis Gordon-Orr.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot.  Two students getting off…

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Images (1972)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, storybook narration by Susannah York.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.   Produced by Tommy Thompson.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Jack Gallagher.  Film Editing by Graeme Clifford.  Academy Awards 1972.  Cannes Film…

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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

ALAN GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Don Houghton, based on characters created by Bram Stoker.   Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Josephine Douglas.  Music by Michael Vickers.  Production Design by Don Mingaye.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by James Needs. Hammer horror silliness should…

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Season Of The Witch (1972)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Alternate Title: Hungry Wives USA, 1972. Latent Image.  Screenplay by George A. Romero.  Cinematography by George A. Romero.  Produced by Nancy Romero.   Music by Steve Gorn.  Film Editing by George A. Romero. A suburban housewife (Jan White) is plagued by nightmares whose symbolism isn’t too hard…

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The Pied Piper (1972)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/West Germany/USA, 1972.  Sagittarius Productions, Goodtimes Enterprises.   Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Jacques Demy, Mark Peploe, based on the fairy tale by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm and the poem by Robert Browning.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by David Puttnam, Sanford Lieberson.  Music by Donovan.  Production Design…

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The Seduction of Mimi (1972)

LINA WERTMULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Mimì metallurgico ferito nell’onore Italy, 1972.  Euro International Film.   Story and Screenplay by Lina Wertmuller.  Cinematography by Dario Di Palma.  Produced by Romano Cardarelli, Daniele Senatore.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Amedeo Fago.  Costume Design by Enrico Job.  Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli.  Cannes…

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The King Of Marvin Gardens (1972)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1972.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures.   Story by Bob Rafelson, Jacob Brackman, Screenplay by Jacob Brackman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by G. Tony Scarano. Film Editing by John F. Link.  Jack Nicholson plays a…

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Nathalie Granger (1972)

MARGUERITE DURAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 1972.  Moullet et Cie.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Film Editing by Nicole Lubtchansky. Marguerite Duras loved to challenge an audience, rarely doing so more formidably than with this highly experimental voyage into pure art cinema.  Jeanne Moreau and Lucia Bosé live in…

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The New Land (1972)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Nybyggarna Sweden, 1972.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell, based on the novel by Vilhelm Moberg.  Cinematography by Jan Troell.  Produced by Bengt Forslund.  Music by Bengt Ernryd, Lars August Lundh, Georg Oddner, Nils Parling.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Ulla-Britt Soderlund.  Film Editing by Jan Troell.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden…

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Sounder (1972)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1972.  Radnitz/Mattel Productions, Rainbow Group.  Screenplay by Lonne Elder III, based on the novel by William H. Armstrong.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Robert B. Radnitz.  Music by Taj Mahal.  Production Design by Walter Scott Herndon.  Costume Design by Nedra Rosemond-Watt.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden Globe Awards 1972.  National Board of…

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Marjoe (1972)

SARAH KERNOCHAN, HOWARD SMITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Cinema X, Mauser Productions.  Cinematography by Ed Lynch, David Myers, Richard Pearce, Thomas Reichman, Michael Shea, Kenneth Van Sickle.  Produced by Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith.  Film Editing by Lawrence Silk.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden Globe Awards 1972.   As a child, Marjoe Gortner was a sensation on the revival circuit, preaching the word…

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