Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Hindenburg (1975)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1975.  The Filmakers Group, Universal Pictures.  Screen story by Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the book by Michael M. Mooney.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by…

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Mahogany (1975)

BERRY GORDY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Motown Productions, Nikor Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Toni Amber, Screenplay by John Byrum.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Jack Ballard, Rob Cohen.  Music by Michael Masser.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola, Leon Erickson.  Costume Design by Diana Ross.  Film Editing by Peter Zinner.  Diana Ross follows her triumph as Billie…

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The Day Of The Locust (1975)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Paramount Pictures, Long Road Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by Nathanael West.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   William Atherton begins to work as an art director at…

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Hedda (1975)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.  by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ted Tester.  Costume Design by John Napier.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.   The Royal Shakespeare Company production is transferred to film…

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Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough (1975)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Aries Productions, Paramount Pictures, Sujac Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Rita Roland.   The third adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s books,…

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The Sunshine Boys (1975)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1975.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Neil Simon, based on his play.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Irwin Fisch.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Patricia Norris.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Neil Simon’s hilarious Broadway play is adapted to the big screen with its sparkle intact….

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The Other Side Of The Mountain (1975)

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Universal Pictures, Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by David Seltzer, based on the book A Long Way Up by E.G. Valens.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Grady Hunt.  Film Editing by Eve Newman.   Based on the true story…

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Lies My Father Told Me (1975)

JAN KADAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5. Canada, 1975.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Pentacle VIII Productions, Pentimento Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Ted Allan.  Cinematography by Arpad Makay, Paul Van der Linden.  Produced by Anthony Bedrich, Harry Gulkin.  Music by Sol Kaplan.  Production Design by Michel Proulx.  Costume Design by Francois Barbeau.  Film Editing by Edward Beyer, Richard Marks.   Loveable charmer based…

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Hester Street (1975)

JOAN MICKLIN SILVER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1975.  Midwest Films.  Screenplay by Joan Micklin Silver, based on the novel by Abraham Cahan.  Cinematography by Kenneth Van Sickle.  Produced by Raphael D. Silver.  Music by William Bolcom.  Production Design by Stuart Wurtzel.  Costume Design by Robert Pusilo.  Film Editing by Katherine Wenning.   Filmed in black and white and taking place in…

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Tommy (1975)

KEN RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Robert Stigwood Organisation Ltd., Hemdale.  Screenplay by Ken Russell, additional material by John Entwistle, Keith Moon, based on the rock opera by Pete Townshend.  Cinematography by Dick Bush, Robin Lehman, Ronnie Taylor.  Produced by Ken Russell, Robert Stigwood.  Production Design by John Clark.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Stuart…

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