Toni (1935)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1935.  Les Films Marcel Pagnol.   Screenplay by Jean Renoir, based on material compiled by Jacques Levert.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Boyer.  Music by Paul Bozzi.  Production Design by Leon Bourrely.  Film Editing by Suzanne de Troeye, Margeruite Renoir.  Immigrants from all over Europe who…

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Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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The Golden Coach (1952)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le carrosse d’or France/Italy, 1952.  Delphinus, Hoche Productions, Panaria Film.  Story and Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jack Kirkland, Renzo Avanzo, Giulio Macchi, Ginette Doynel, inspired by La Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement by Prosper Merimee.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Francesco Alliata.  Music by Gino Marinuzzi Jr.. …

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Barbarella (1968)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Italy, 1968.  Marianne Productions, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Terry Southern, Roger Vadim, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates, Jean-Claude Forest, in collaboration with Claude Brule, based on the comic by Jean-Claude Forest.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design…

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The River (1951)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/India/USA, 1951.  Oriental International Films.  Screenplay by Rumer Godden, Jean Renoir, based on the novel by Rumer Godden.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Kenneth McEldowney, Jean Renoir.  Music by M.A. Partha Sarathy.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Film Editing by George Gale. The opportunity to make a movie about India that included neither elephants nor…

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by John Glen.   Long considered to be the best of the Roger…

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Spirits Of The Dead (1968)

LOUIS MALLE, ROGER VADIM, FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Histoires Extraordinaires France/Italy, 1968.  Les Films Marceau, Produzioni Europee Associate, Cocinor.  Screenplay by Roger Vadim, Pascal Cousin, Louis Malle, Clement Biddle Wood, Daniel Boulanger, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, based on the stories Metzengerstein, William Wilson, Never Bet The Devil Your Head by Edgar Allan Poe.  Cinematography by…

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The Mystery Of Picasso (1956)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Mystere Picasso France, 1956.  Filmsonor.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Henri-Georges Clouzot.  Music by Georges Auric.  Film Editing by Henri Colpi.   Fascinating experimental film, in which Henri-Georges Clouzot films Pablo Picasso painting a canvas right onto the screen (he’s actually painting on specially designed, transparent canvasses), giving a first-class…

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