The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

NATHAN JURAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1958. Columbia Pictures, Morningside Productions. Screenplay by Ken Kolb. Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper. Produced by Charles H. Schneer. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Production Design by Gil Parrondo. Film Editing by Edwin H. Bryant, Jerome Thoms. It’s actually Sinbad’s third and fifth voyages that are leaned upon…

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It’s Alive (1974)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Warner Bros., Larco Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Fenton Hamilton.  Produced by Larry Cohen.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Bob Biggart, Pat Somerset.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  A well to do couple are excited about the birth of their second…

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A Hatful Of Rain (1957)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Michael V. Gazzo, Alfred Hayes, Carl Foreman, based on the play by Michael V. Gazzo.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.   Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Fred Zinnemann…

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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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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Addison Hehr, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   The imagery in this groundbreaking science-fiction film is unforgettable: a perfectly designed…

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Citizen Kane (1941)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.   A fictionalized account of the rise to power of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst,…

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Jane Eyre (1943)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by William Goetz, Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William L. Pereira.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel…

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Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)

HENRY LEVIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Twentieth Century Fox, Cooga Mooga, Joseph M. Schenck Enterprises.  Screenplay by Walter Reisch, Charles Brackett, based on the novel Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Herman A. Blumenthal, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by David Ffolkes.  Film Editing…

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The Ghost And Mrs. Muir (1947)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Philip Dunne, based on the novel by R.A. Dick.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Richard Day.  Costume Design by Eleanor Behm.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   Gene Tierney decides to break free of her late husband’s…

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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Anglo Enterprises, Vineyard Film Ltd..  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, based on the novel by Ray Bradbury.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.  Produced by Lewis M. Allen.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   In a frightfully cold, futuristic society, books…

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The Bride Wore Black (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  La Mariee Etait En Noir France/Italy, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Adaptation and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Oscar Lewenstein. Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Pierre…

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Endless Night

BB.5 (out of 5) Cheesy adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel features a sexy, grown-up Hayley Mills.  After a famous architect (Per Oscarsson) builds a beautiful mansion for a newlywed couple (Mills, Hywel Bennett), the two move in and await the beginning of their wonderful new life together. Things don’t go as well as expected,…

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