The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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The Hospital (1971)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.   USA, 1971.  Simcha Productions.   Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Howard Gottfried.  Music by Morris Surdin.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.  Costume Design by Frank L. Thompson.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson.   George C. Scott dominates this fascinating black comedy that seeks to tear a strip off the medical establishment’s…

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Love Story (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures, Love Story Company.  Screenplay by Erich Segal.  Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina.  Produced by Howard G. Minsky.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Alice Manougian Martin, Pearl Sommer.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Just try and resist this wonderful romance, you’ll fail completely. Working class university…

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The Americanization Of Emily (1964)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Hans Peters, Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Tom McAdoo.   A comedy about D-Day? In Paddy…

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Silver Streak (1976)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Frank Yablans Presentations, Miller-Milkis Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Colin Higgins.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Edward K. Milkis, Thomas L. Miller.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Alfred Sweeney.  Costume Design by Phyllis Garr, Michael J. Harte.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Gene Wilder is an…

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Outrageous Fortune (1987)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Interscope Communications.  Screenplay by Leslie Dixon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field.  Music by Alan Silvestri.  Production Design by James Dowell Vance.  Costume Design by Gloria Gresham.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf.   Two fantastic lead performances plus a clever screenplay by Leslie…

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Married To It (1991)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Screenplay by Janet Kovalcik.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Thomas Baer.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   In the tradition of Grand Canyon and The Big Chill, here’s yet another ensemble cast drama about adults making their…

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Making Love (1982)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1982.  IndieProd Company Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Story by A. Scott Berg, Screenplay by Barry Sandler.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Alan J. Adler, Daniel Melnick.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by James Dowell Vance.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   It seems like the ideal marriage when we…

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