Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

GILBERT CATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1973.  Rastar Pictures, Bright-Persky Associates.  Screenplay by Stewart Stern.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Jack Brodsky, Gilbert Cates.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.   Film Editing by Sidney Katz.  Joanne Woodward plays a posh New York…

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Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his contempt for contemporary culture with…

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Ludwig (1972)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1972.  Mega Film, Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Divina-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, collaboration with Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia.  Production Design by Mario Chiari, Mario Scisci.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.  Academy Awards 1973.   The life…

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The Paper Chase (1973)

JAMES BRIDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Thompson-Paul Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Bridges, based on the novel by John Jay Osborn Jr..  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Rodrick Paul, Robert C. Thompson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  National Board of Review…

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Bang The Drum Slowly (1973)

JOHN D. HANCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  ANJS, Dibs Partnership, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Mark Harris, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Richard Shore.  Produced by Lois Rosenfield, Maurice Rosenfield.  Music by Stephen Lawrence.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Domingo A. Rodriguez.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards 1973.  New York Film…

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Turkish Delight (1973)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Turks Fruit Alternate title:  The Sensualist Netherlands, 1973.  Verenigde Nederlandsche Filmcompagnie.  Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, based on the novel by Jan Wolkers.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Rogier van Otterloo.  Production Design by Strengholt Laurens.  Film Editing by Jan Bosdriesz.  Academy Awards 1973. Paul Verhoeven had his first international success with this…

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Robin Hood (1973)

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1973.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Larry Clemmons, story sequences by Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener, based on character and story conceptions by Ken Anderson.  Produced by Wolfgang Reitherman.  Music by George Bruns.  Production Design by Don Griffith.  Film Editing by Tom Acosta, James Melton.  Academy…

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Papillon (1973)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1973.  Corona-General.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the book by Henri Charriere.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Another prison movie…

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The Sting (1973)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Zanuck/Brown Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David S. Ward.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Tony Bill, Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards 1973.  …

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.  Academy Awards 1973. Roger Moore…

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Journey To The Outer Limits (1973)

ALEXANDER GRASSHOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1973.  National Geographic Society, Wolper Productions.  Screenplay by Kenneth S. Rosen.  Cinematography by Mike Hoover, David Myers.  Produced by Nicholas Clapp, Alexander Grasshoff.  Music by Billy Goldenberg.  Film Editing by David Newhouse.  Academy Awards 1973.   The educational experience of Outward Bound is captured in this wonderful documentary from the folks at National Geographic. It covers one…

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Day For Night (1973)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Nuit Americaine France/Italy, 1973.  Les Films du Carrosse, PECF, Produzione Intercontinentale Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Damien Lanfranchi.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe…

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