Catsplay (1974)

KAROLY MAKK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  Cat’s Play Original title:  Macskajatek Hungary, 1974.  Hunnia Játékfilmstúdió.  Screenplay by Karoly Makk, Janos Toth, based on the novel by Istvan Orkeny.  Cinematography by Janos Toth.  Music by Peter Eotvos.  Production Design by Jozsef Romvari.  Costume Design by Nelly Vago.  Film Editing by Gyorgy Sivo.  Academy Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1974.   Karoly Makk follows the film…

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Arabian Nights (1974)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Il Fiore Delle Mille E Una Notte Alternate title:  Flower Of The Arabian Nights Italy/France, 1974.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, collaboration with Dacia Maraini.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Danilo…

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Lenny (1974)

BOB FOSSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Marvin Worth Productions.  Screenplay by Julian Barry, based on his play.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.  Academy Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards 1974.  New…

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Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (1974)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  Angst Essen Seele Auf West Germany, 1974.  Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Film Editing by Thea Eymesz.  Cannes Film Festival 1974.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   One of Fassbinder’s most sensitive and emotionally involving films. A lonely German woman stops by a Berlin bar one…

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The Conversation (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  The Directors Company, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1974. …

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The Sugarland Express (1974)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Story by Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Screenplay by Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Robert Ellsworth, James Gilmore.  Film Editing by Edward M. Abroms, Verna Fields.  Cannes Film Festival…

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The Last Detail (1973)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Bright-Persky Associates, Acrobat Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Gerald Ayres.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Theodore D. Parvin.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.  Academy Awards 1973.  Cannes Film Festival 1974.  Golden Globe…

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