Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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Bound For Glory (1976)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Bound for Glory.  Screenplay by Robert Getchell, based on the autobiography by Woody Guthrie.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Robert F. Blumofe, Harold Leventhal.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by William Ware Theiss.  Film Editing by Pembroke…

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King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production…

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Bugsy Malone (1976)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1976.  The Rank Organisation, Goodtimes Enterprises, Bugsy Malone Productions, National Film Finance Consortium.  Screenplay by Alan Parker.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou, Michael Seresin.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Paul Williams.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Monica Howe.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.  Academy Awards 1976.  Cannes Film Festival 1976.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Obsession (1976)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Yellowbird Productions.  Story by Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader, Screenplay by Paul Schrader.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Harry N. Blum, George Litto.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Jack Senter.  Costume Design by Frank Balchus.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch.  Academy Awards 1976.  National Board of Review…

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Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.  Academy Awards 1977.  Toronto International Film Festival 1977. The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect,…

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Nights And Days (1975)

JERZY ANTCZAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Noce I Dnie Poland, 1975.  Zespól Filmowy “Kadr”.  Screenplay by Jerzy Antczak, based on the novel by Maria Dabrowska.  Cinematography by Stanislaw Loth.  Music by Waldemar Kazanecki.  Production Design by Jerzy Maslowski.  Costume Design by Barbara Ptak, Renata Wlasow.  Film Editing by Janina Niedzwiecka.  Academy Awards 1976.   Dramatic epic based on the novel…

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A Star Is Born (1976)

FRANK PIERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1976.  Barwood Films, First Artists, Winters Hollywood Entertainment Holdings Corporation.  Screenplay by John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson, based on a story by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jon Peters.  Music by Roger Kellaway.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Seth Banks, Shirlee Strahm.  Film Editing…

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Two-Minute Warning

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Filmways Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Edward Hume, based on the novel by George LaFountaine. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal.  Costume Design by Irwin Rose.  Film Editing by Walter Hannemann, Eve Newman.  Academy Awards 1976.   Standard entry in the…

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People Of The Wind

ANTHONY HOWARTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Director Anthony Howarth follows the Bakhtiari people of Iran for an entire season and watches as this nomadic culture survives yet another year moving across dangerous rivers and mountains. The Bakhtiari, at the point that this film was made, are approximately 500,000 men, women and children who cross…

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Marathon Man (1976)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Robert Evans.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976. John Schlesinger’s thriller about paranoia…

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