Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Tentacles (1977)

OVIDIO G. ASSONITIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5 Original Title: Tentacoli Italy, 1977. Esse Ci Cinematografica, American International Pictures. Screenplay by Jerome Max, Tito Carpi, Steven W. Carabatsos. Cinematography by Roberto D’Ettore Piazzoli. Produced by Enzo Doria. Music by Stelvio Cipriani. Production Design by Mario Molli. Costume Design by Nicoletta Ercole. Film Editing by…

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Rabid (1977)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Canada, 1977. Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cinema Entertainment Enterprises, Cinépix Film Properties, Dunning/Link/Reitman Productions, Famous Players. Screenplay by David Cronenberg. Cinematography by René Verzier. Produced by John Dunning. Music by Ivan Reitman. Production Design by Claude Marchand. Costume Design by Erla Gliserman. Film Editing by Jean LaFleur….

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1977.  Blood Relations Company.  Screenplay by Wes Craven.  Cinematography by Eric Saarinen.  Produced by Peter Locke.  Music by Don Peake.  Production Design by Robert A. Burns.  Costume Design by Joanne Jaffe.  Film Editing by Wes Craven. A family of six (plus infant daughter) are travelling…

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Running Fence (1977)

ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, CHARLOTTE ZWERIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1977.    Cinematography by Albert Maysles, David Maysles.   Music by Jim Dickinson.   Film Editing by Charlotte Zwerin.   Conceptual artist and fabric sculptor extraordinaire Christo conceives of a project to erect a 24 mile long, 18 high fabric fence across northern California, which…

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Peppermint Soda (1977)

DIANE KURYS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Diabolo menthe France, 1977.  Alexandre Films, Films de L’Alma.   Screenplay by Diane Kurys, Alain Le Henry.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Serge Laski.  Music by Yves Simon.  Production Design by Tony Egry, Laurent Janet, Bernard Madelenat.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre. Diane Kurys…

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Bad (1977)

JED JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Alternate Title: Andy Warhol’s Bad USA, 1977.  Factory Films.  Story and Screenplay by Pat Hackett, George Abagnalo. Cinematography by Alan Metzger.  Produced by Jeff Tornberg. Music by Mike Bloomfield. Production Design by Gene Rudolf. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by David E. McKenna. Bonkers satire…

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The Consequence (1977)

WOLFGANG PETERSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original Title: Die Konsequenz West Germany, 1977.  Solaris Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.   Screenplay by Alexander Ziegler, Wolfgang Petersen, based on the novel by Alexander Ziegler.   Cinematography by Jörg-Michael Baldenius.   Produced by Bernd Eichinger.   Music by Nils Sustrate.    Production Design by O. Jochen Schmidt.   Costume Design by Josef…

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Demon Seed (1977)

DONALD CAMMELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.    USA, 1977.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Herb Jaffe.  Screenplay by Robert Jaffe, Roger O. Hirson, based on the novel by Dean R. Koontz.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Herb Jaffe.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Sandy Cole.  Film Editing by Frank…

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Dalida Pour Toujours (1977)

MICHEL DUMOULIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   France, 1977.  Productions Orlando.  Produced by Orlando.   Among the most popular singers of her day, and reportedly the most celebrated in France’s music history, Dalida (born Iolanda Gigliotti in Cairo to Italian parents) is still beloved by many a music fan (you can still hear remixes of her songs on…

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Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted…

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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1977.  KFM Films.  Screenplay by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker.  Cinematography by Stephen M. Katz.  Produced by Robert K. Weiss.  Music by Igo Kantor.  Production Design by Rick Harvel.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr..   This collection of skits was the cinematic entrance of the Zucker/Abrahams boys and the…

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