Charly (1968)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1968.  ABC Pictures, Robertson and Associates, Selmur Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Ralph Nelson.  Music by Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by John DeCuir.   Costume Design by Hazel Roy.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe…

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Oliver! (1968)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. United Kingdom, 1968.  Romulus Films, Warwick Film Productions.  Screenplay by Vernon Harris, based on the musical book by Lionel Bart, freely adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Ralph…

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Romeo And Juliet (1968)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy, 1968.  BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by…

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The Odd Couple (1968)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by Robert B. Hauser.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Neal Hefti.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Jack Bear.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe Awards 1968. Neil Simon’s most popular…

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Isadora (1968)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 1968.  Hakim, Paris Film, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Melvyn Bragg, Clive Exton, additional dialogue by Margaret Drabble, based on the books Isadora Duncan An Intimate Portrait by Sewell Stokes, and My Life by Isadora Duncan.  Cinematography by Larry Pizer.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by…

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The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (1968)

ROBERT ELLIS MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1968.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Carson McCullers.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Marc Merson, Thomas C. Ryan.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by LeRoy Deane.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe Awards 1968.  New York…

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Planet Of The Apes (1968)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   USA, 1968.  APJAC Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.  Academy…

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Rachel, Rachel

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fascinating film that was shocking for the sixties and is deep, absorbing viewing for today. Joanne Woodward plays a frustrated and bored small-town schoolteacher whose fantasy life and sexual desires go way beyond the limits that have been set for her (it’s the earliest Hollywood film I have ever seen that deals…

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Stolen Kisses (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. Original title:  Baisers Voles France, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Scenario and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon.  Cinematography by Denys Clerval.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Claude Pignot.  Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe Awards 1968.  National Board…

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Funny Girl

BBBBB (out of 5) The life of Fanny Brice made its way to the big screen after first appearing as a hugely successful Broadway musical produced by her son-in-law Ray Stark. The play made a stage star of recording artist Barbra Streisand, and then the marvelous film version made a deserved movie star out of…

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The Battle Of Algiers (1966)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Battaglia Di Algeria Italy/Algeria, 1966.  Casbah Film, Igor Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti.  Produced by Antonio Musu, Yacef Saadi.  Music by Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Giovanni Axerio.  Film Editing by Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1966.  Academy Awards…

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The Firemen’s Ball

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Hori, Ma Panenko Small-town Czech firemen decide to host a ball in honour of their eighty-five year-old chairman, one in which they expect to pull off a lottery and a beauty contest. Sadly, things go wrong from the beginning as the lottery prizes start to go missing,…

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