The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 1969.  Boardwalk Productions.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the novel by John Nichols.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Roland Anderson.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson, Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen, John W. Wheeler.  Making his way…

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Last Summer (1969)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Alsid Productions, Francis Productions.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Evan Hunter.  Cinematography by Enrique Bravo, Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Alfred W. Crown, Emanuel L. Wolf.  Music by John Simon.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz, Marion Kraft.   Frank Perry…

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Marooned (1969)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Mayo Simon, based on the novel by Martin Caidin.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Seth Banks.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Some movies are so terrible it’s a wonder to behold.  Three astronauts…

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Cactus Flower (1969)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond, based on the stage play by Abe Burrows, from the play Fleur de Cactus by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Gredy.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe. …

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria (1969)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1969.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, William Rose, based on the novel by Robert Crichton.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Earle Herdan, William A. Lyon.   The Italian hamlet of Santa Vittoria decides,…

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Hello, Dolly! (1969)

GENE KELLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1969.  Chenault Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the stage musical by Michael Stewart, from The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, adapted from Einen Jux will er Sich Machen by Johann Nestroy.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Ernest Lehman.    Music by Lennie Hayton, Lionel Newman. …

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Anne Of The Thousand Days (1969)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1969.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, John Hale, adaptation by Richard Sokolove, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   King Henry VIII (Richard Burton)…

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Easy Rider (1969)

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Pando Company Inc., Raybert Productions. Screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Fonda.  Production Design by Jeremy Kay.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.   This classic is just as hip and fresh today as it was when it was originally released. Dennis Hopper and…

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Campanile Productions, Newman-Foreman Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer.   This classic western,…

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The Damned (1969)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Caduta Degli Dei Italy/West Germany, 1969.  Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis, Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Vincenzo Del Prato.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by…

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   Cowboy Jon Voight leaves a boring small town life behind…

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True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Warren Low.  John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of a…

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