Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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Calcutta (1969)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Etienne Becker.  Produced by Louis Kastner.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.   Louis Malle spent five months shooting his seven-part miniseries Phantom India, inspired by a trip he took there on behalf of the Ministry of…

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Isadora (1968)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 1968.  Hakim, Paris Film, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Melvyn Bragg, Clive Exton, additional dialogue by Margaret Drabble, based on the books Isadora Duncan An Intimate Portrait by Sewell Stokes, and My Life by Isadora Duncan.  Cinematography by Larry Pizer.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by…

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The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on her play, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Robert Fryer.  Music by Rod McKuen.  Production Design by John Howell.  Costume Design by Joan Bridge, Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.  Academy Awards 1969.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Easy Rider

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Pando Company Inc., Raybert Productions. Screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Fonda.  Production Design by Jeremy Kay.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Academy Awards 1969.  Cannes Film Festival 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  New York Film Critics Awards 1969.   This classic is just as…

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My Night At Maud’s (1969)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ma Nuit Chez Maud France, 1969.  FFD, Les Films de la Pleiade, Les Films des deux Mondes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Films du Losange, Les Productions de la Gueville, Renn Productions, Simar Films, Societe Francaise de Production,  Two World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell,…

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Dillinger Is Dead

BB.5 (out of 5) Experimental film by Marco Ferreri that explores the psyche and culture of masculinity, contrasting it with the director’s equation of femininity with domesticity and inertia.   Michel Piccoli is an industrial designer who comes home to find his wife (Anita Pallenberg) in bed with a headache. He makes himself some food, plays…

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COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Jean-Louis Trintignant stars in this marvelous political thriller as a prosecutor who turns amateur detective after a liberal Greek politician (Yves Montand) dies in a mysterious “accident” during a peace demonstration in Athens. The army have overthrown the democratic government and are now trying to cover up not only their…

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If…. (1968)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Memorial Enterprises.  Screenplay by David Sherwin, based on the screenplay Crusaders by David Sherwin, John Howlett.   Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lindsay Anderson, Michael Medwin.  Music by Marc Wilkinson.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Shura Cohen.  Film Editing by David Gladwell.  Cannes Film Festival 1969.  Golden Globe Awards…

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