Lovers And Other Strangers (1970)

CY HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1970.  American Broadcasting Company.  Screenplay by Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman, based on the play by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by David Susskind.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Ben Edwards.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film…

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Let It Be (1969)

MICHAEL LINDSAY-HOGG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Apple Corps.  Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond.  Produced by Neil Aspinall.  Film Editing by Graham Gilding, Tonny Lenny.  Academy Awards 1970.  After they revolutionized the business of pop music in the early sixties, the four members of the iconic Beatles went on personal journeys…

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Patton (1970)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screen story and screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Fargo, and A Soldier’s Star by Omar N. Bradley.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Frank McCarthy.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Urie…

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I Never Sang For My Father (1970)

GILBERT CATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1970.  Janel Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Morris Hartzband, George Stoetzel.  Produced by Gilbert Cates.  Music by Al Gorgoni, Barry Mann.  Production Design by Hank Aldrich.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Angelo Ross.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.  National Board of Review…

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Scrooge (1970)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Waterbury Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Bricusse, based on the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Leslie Bricusse.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Peter Weatherley.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.   Charles…

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Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.  National Board of Review Awards 1970.   Despite having a great cast of actors,…

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Airport (1970)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970. What’s most laughable…

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Love Story (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures, Love Story Company.  Screenplay by Erich Segal.  Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina.  Produced by Howard G. Minsky.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Alice Manougian Martin, Pearl Sommer.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.  National Board of Review Awards 1970.   Just…

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Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto No one made political films like Elio Petri, and this excellent drama is one of his hottest button-pushers.  Gian Maria Volonté is electrifying as a policeman who commits a murder and then heads up the investigation to…

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Diary Of A Mad Housewife (1970)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA, 1970.  Frank Perry Films Inc..  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Sue Kaufman.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Ronald H. Gilbert, Frank Perry.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos. Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

BOB RAFELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  BBS Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Five Easy Pieces Productions, Raybert Productions.  Story by Bob Rafelson, Carole Eastman, Screenplay by Carole Eastman.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Bob Rafelson, Richard Wechsler.  Music by Pearl Kaufman.  Production Design by Toby Carr Rafelson.  Costume Design by Bucky Rous.  Film Editing by Christopher Holmes, Gerald Shepard.  Academy Awards…

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Little Big Man (1970)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Stockbridge-Hiller Productions.  Screenplay by Calder Willingham, based on the novel by Thomas Berger.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Stuart Millar.  Music by John Paul Hammond.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Dede Allen.  Academy Awards 1970.  Golden Globe Awards 1970.  New York Film Critics Awards 1970.   Glorious…

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