Something For Everyone (1970)

HAROLD PRINCE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films.  Screenplay by Hugh Wheeler, based on the novel by Harry Kressing.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by John Flaxman.  Music by John Kander.  Production Design by Otto Pischinger.  Costume Design by Florence Klotz.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. …

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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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Alice In The Navy (1961)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  I Aliki Sto Naftiko Greece, 1961.  Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos, Walter Lassally.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Pantelis Palierakis.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   Greek musical star Aliki Vougiouklaki plays her usual plucky self, this time the daughter of a navy captain…

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A Matter Of Dignity (1957)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  To Teleftaio Psema Greece, 1957.  Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Anis Nohra.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Yannis Tsarouchis.  Film Editing by Giorgos Tsaoulis.   A young woman (Ellie Lambeti) living the life of a wealthy Athenian socialite is devastated when…

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Topkapi (1964)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Monja Danischewsky, based on the novel The Light Of Day by Eric Ambler.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Jacques Douy.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Thrilling heist caper is right up there with Jules Dassin’s…

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Never On Sunday (1960)

JULES DASSIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Pote Tin Kyriaki Greece/USA, 1960.  Lopert Pictures Corporation, Melinafilm.  Screenplay by Jules Dassin.  Cinematography by Jacques Natteau.  Produced by Jules Dassin.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Alekos Tzonis.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Roger Dwyre.   Melina Mercouri is brilliant as an independent prostitute in the Greek port of Piraeus who…

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Love And Death (1975)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/USA, 1975.  Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Gladys De Segonzac.  Film Editing by Ron Kalish, Ralph Rosenblum.   One of Woody Allen‘s funniest comedies, this joyful film is a hilarious spoof on epic Russian…

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