Deathdream (1974)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Dead of Night Canada/United Kingdom/USA, 1974. Impact Films, Quadrant Films. Screenplay by Alan Ormsby. Cinematography by Jack McGowan. Produced by Bob Clark, Peter James, John Trent. Music by Carl Zittrer. Production Design by Forest Carpenter. Costume Design by Dyke Davis. Film Editing by Ronald Sinclair….

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It’s Alive (1974)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Warner Bros., Larco Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Fenton Hamilton.  Produced by Larry Cohen.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Bob Biggart, Pat Somerset.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  A well to do couple are excited about the birth of their second…

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

TOBE HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1974.  Vortex.   Story by Tobe Hooper, Screenplay by Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper.   Cinematography by Daniel Pearl.   Produced by Tobe Hooper.    Music by Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper.    Production Design by Robert A. Burns.  Film Editing by J. Larry Carroll, Sallye Richardson. Horror cinema was never…

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The Destructors (1974)

ROBERT PARRISH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    Alternate Title: The Marseille Contract United Kingdom/France, 1974.  Kettledrum Films, PECF.  Screenplay by Judd Bernard.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Judd Bernard.  Music by Roy Budd.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Andree Demarez.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen. Anthony Quinn plays an…

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Tamarind Seed (1974)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Incorporated Television Company, Jewel Productions, Pimlico Films, Lorimar Productions.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, based on the novel by Evelyn Anthony.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Ken Wales.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Harry Pottle.  Costume Design by John Briggs.  Film Editing…

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The Front Page (1974)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul Monash.  Music by Billy May.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Ralph E….

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Earthquake (1974)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group.  Screenplay by George Fox, Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Mark Robson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Caged Heat (1974)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1974.  Artists Entertainment Complex, Renegade Women Company.  Screenplay by Jonathan Demme.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Samuel W. Gelfman, Evelyn Purcell.  Music by John Cale.  Production Design by Eric Thiermann.  Costume Design by Deborah Paul.  Film Editing by Johanna Demetrakas, Michal Goldman, Carolyn Hicks. Jonathan Demme makes his directorial debut with this shameless…

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California Split (1974)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1974.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spelling Goldberg, Won World.  Screenplay by Joseph Walsh.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman, Joseph Walsh.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Hugh McFarland.  Film Editing by O. Nicholas Brown, Lou Lombardo.  Compulsive gambler George Segal plays poker at a gaming venue where he meets…

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Les Hautes Solitudes (1974)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   France, 1974.    Screenplay by Philippe Garrel.  Cinematography by Philippe Garrel.  Produced by Philippe Garrel.  Film Editing by Philippe Garrel. Eighty minutes of Jean Seberg‘s face in silence doesn’t sound like the most exciting proposition, in fact it really doesn’t even feel like a film, but anyone with an interest in…

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The Towering Inferno (1974)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros., Irwin Allen Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novels The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia, Frank M. Robinson, and The Tower by Richard Martin Stern.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Irwin Allen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by…

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