Phantom Lady (1944)

ROBERT SIODMAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Bernard C. Schoenfeld, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Elwood Bredell.  Produced by Joan Harrison. Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, John B. Goodman.  Costume Design by Vera West.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.   This terrific example of classic noir has a plot that just won’t quit. After…

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The Bride Wore Black (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  La Mariee Etait En Noir France/Italy, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Adaptation and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Oscar Lewenstein. Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Pierre…

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Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Sirene Du Mississipi France/Italy, 1969.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Produzioni Associate Delphos.  Adaptation and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Denys Clerval.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Claude Pignot.  Costume Design by Yves Saint-Laurent.  Film…

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Original Sin (2001)

MICHAEL CRISTOFER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. France/USA, 2001.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Hyde Park Entertainment, Via Rosa Productions, DiNovi Pictures, Intermedia Films, UGC International, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Cristofer, based on the novel Waltz Into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Kate Guinzburg, Carol Lees.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by David J. Bomba.  Costume Design…

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Rear Window (1954)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1954.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the short story by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by J. McMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   James Stewart is fantastic as a…

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Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  TriStar Pictures, A&M Films.  Screenplay by Phoef Sutton, Lisa-Maria Radano, based on the novel I Married A Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Alex Nepomniaschy.  Produced by Ross Canter, Oren Koules, Dale Pollock.  Music by Patrick Doyle.  Production Design by Evelyn Sakash.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Cambas,…

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