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 … More King Kong (1976)

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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 1976.   … More Bugsy Malone (1976)

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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.   F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories frequently take … More The Last Tycoon (1976)

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Obsession

BBB (out of 5) Cliff Robertson loses wife Genevieve Bujold and their small daughter after they die with their kidnappers in a fiery blaze during a police chase.  Years later and obsessed with grief, Robertson goes to Italy and meets a dead ringer for his spouse (also played by Bujold) with whom he becomes obsessed and brings back … More Obsession

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Hollywood On Trial

BBBB.5 (out of 5) The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect, recommends the film industry as a moral force. David Helpern’s succinct, absorbing documentary does a terrific job of encompassing the entire experience, beginning with the labour movements that grew … More Hollywood On Trial

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A Star Is Born (1976)

BB (out of 5) This film is so annoying it will actually make you itch. The fourth version of the popular rags-to-riches story, followed by the surprisingly less terrible Glitter with Mariah Carey, stars Barbra Streisand and her poodle perm as an aspiring singer (and her poodle perm) who befriend an established rock star (Kris … More A Star Is Born (1976)

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