The Depths (1963)

NIKOS PAPATAKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Les Abysses France, 1963. Lenox Films. Screenplay by Jean Vauthier. Cinematography by Jean-Michel Boussaguet. Produced by Nikos Papatakis. Music by Pierre Barbaud. Film Editing by Edwige Bernard, Denise de Casabianca, Pascale Laverrière. Politically controversial director Nico Papatakis made his feature debut with this provocative look…

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To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Universal International Pictures, Pakula-Mulligan, Brentwood Productions.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel Harper Lee.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell.   Harper Lee’s incredibly popular novel makes its way to the big screen…

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Harakiri (1962)

MASAKI KOBAYASHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Seppuku Japan, 1962.  Shôchiku Eiga.  Screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi, based on the novel Ibun Ronin Ki by Yasuhiko Takiguchi.  Cinematography by Yoshio Miyajima.  Produced by Tatsuo Hosoya.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Junpei Oosumi, Shigemasa Toda.  Costume Design by Mitsuzo Ueda.  Film Editing by Hisashi Sagara.   One of the most visually…

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The Leopard (1963)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Gattopardo Italy/France, 1963.  Titanus, Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay and adaptation by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design…

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I Fidanzati (1963)

ERMANNO OLMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1963.  22 Dicembre, Sicilia Cinematografica, Titanus.  Screenplay by Ermanno Olmi.  Cinematography by Lamberto Caimi.  Produced by Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Gianni Ferrio.  Production Design by Ettore Lombardi.  Film Editing by Carla Colombo.   Heartfelt tale by Ermanno Olmi, the filmmaker with the masterful command of subtlety. A young Milanese worker takes a post that he…

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Lord Of The Flies (1963)

PETER BROOK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Two Arts Ltd..  Screenplay by Peter Brook, based on the novel by William Golding.    Cinematography by Tom Hollyman.   Produced by Lewis M. Allen, Ross Milloy.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Jamie Leonard.  Costume Design by Doreen Watkinson.  Film Editing by Harry Hook.   Those disappointed by the more recent version…

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What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the novel by Henry Farrell.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.   Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, famous for an off-screen rivalry,…

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