The Red Lanterns (1963)

VASILIS GEORGIADIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ta Kokkina Fanaria Greece, 1963.  Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Galanos, based on his play.  Cinematography by Nikos Gardelis.  Produced by Vion Papamihalis.  Music by Stavros Xarhakos.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Memas Papadatos.   Deeply affecting look at lost souls in the port town of Piraeus, centering…

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Seduced And Abandoned (1964)

PIETRO GERMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sedotta e Abbandonata Italy/France, 1964.  Lux Film, Ultra Film, Vides Cinematografica, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France.  Story by Pietro Germi, Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Pietro Germi, Luciano Vincenzoni.  Cinematography by Aiace Parolin.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Luigi Giacosi.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Carlo Egidi.  Costume Design by Angela…

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The World Of Henry Orient (1964)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Pan Arts.  Screenplay by Nora Johnson, Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Nora Johnson.  Cinematography by Boris Kaufman, Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Peter Sellers takes a back seat in…

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The Soft Skin (1964)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Peau Douce France/Portugal, 1964.  Les Films du Carrosse, Societé d’Exploitation et de Distribution de Films, Simar Films.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Antonio da Cunha Telles.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Costume Design by Renee Rouzot.  Film Editing by Claudine Bouche.   Nationally famous, intellectual writer Pierre Lachenay…

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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Les Parapluies De Cherbourg France/West Germany, 1964.  Parc Film, Madeleine Films, Beta Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Rabier.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret, Monique Teisseire.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Taking the conventions of the…

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The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

JACK CLAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Romulus Films.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Penelope Mortimer.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by James Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Edward Marshall.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   This excellent, provocative drama still has enough intensity to make it daring by today’s standards….

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