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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A New Leaf (1971)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1971.  Aries Productions, Elkins Entertainment, Elkins Productions International Corporation.  Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the story The Green Heart by Jack Ritchie.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher.  Produced by Hillard Elkins, Howard W. Koch, Joseph Manduke.  Production Design by Warren Clymer, Richard Fried.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Don Guidice,…

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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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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Story by Bruce Jay Friedman, Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Edgar J. Scherick.  Music by Garry Sherman.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by John Carter.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden Globe Awards 1972.  New York Film Critics Awards 1972.   Without a doubt one of…

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Wildcats (1986)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1986.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Ezra Sacks.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by Anthea Sylbert.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Eddie Marks.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Goldie Hawn‘s bubbly personality is perfectly suited to this tolerable comedy, though the…

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Overboard (1987)

GARRY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1987.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners, Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Alexandra Rose, Anthea Sylbert.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by Jim Dultz, James Shanahan.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Sonny Baskin, Dov Hoenig.   One of Goldie Hawn‘s worst comedies…

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Something To Talk About (1995)

LASSE HALLSTROM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Callie Khouri.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Anthea Sylbert, Paula Weinstein.  Music by Graham Preskett, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Mia Goldman.  Golden Globe Awards 1995. Writer Callie…

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Protocol (1984)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  Hawn/Sylbert Movie Company, Warner Bros..  Story by Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Harvey Miller, Screenplay by Buck Henry.  Cinematography by William A. Fraker.  Produced by Anthea Sylbert.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Paul Hirsch. Goldie Hawn tries to recreate her success from…

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Julia (1977)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the story Pentimento by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Gene Callahan, Carmen Dillon, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Marcel Durham, Walter Murch.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977. …

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The Day Of The Dolphin (1973)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.   AVCO Embassy Pictures.   Screenplay by Buck Henry, based on the novel Un Animal Doue de Raison by Robert Merle.   Cinematography by William A. Fraker.   Produced by Robert E. Relyea.   Music by Georges Delerue.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.   Film Editing by Sam…

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Carnal Knowledge (1971)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1971.   Embassy Pictures.   Screenplay by Jules Feiffer.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.   Academy Awards 1971.   Golden Globe Awards 1971.    New York Film Critics Awards 1971 The male sexual…

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Chinatown (1974)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, Penthouse, Long Road Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards 1974.  New York Film Critics…

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