Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1972.  Apjac International, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on characters created by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Tom Scott.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler, Alan Jaggs. The exciting Escape is followed by this incredibly curious science-fiction film, which…

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Myra Breckenridge

BB (out of 5) Based on the popular, scandalous book by Gore Vidal, this film was disowned by the author the moment he saw it. Future film critic Rex Reed  stars as a lonely gay man named Myron Breckenridge who decides to have plastic surgery and turn into Raquel Welch (fat chance!) Now renamed Myra,…

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Donn Pearce.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Gordon Carroll.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967.   Paul Newman plays the title character,…

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Planet Of The Apes (1968)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   USA, 1968.  APJAC Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William J. Creber, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.  Academy…

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The Rock (1996)

MICHAEL BAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1996.  Hollywood Pictures, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films.  Story by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Screenplay by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook, Mark Rosner.  Cinematography by John Schwartzman.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Michael White.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Richard Francis-Bruce.  Academy Awards…

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