Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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Huckleberry Finn (1974)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Reader’s Digest, Apjac International.  Screenplay by Richard M. Sherman,Robert B. Sherman, based on the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Fred Werner.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Michael F. Anderson. One of…

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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

GEORGE SIDNEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Sally Benson.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Jack Cummings, George Sidney.  Music by George Stoll.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, George W. Davis.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by John McSweeney Jr..   One of Elvis‘s most famous films that spawned the theme song that would come to symbolize the…

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The Great Race (1965)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1965.  Warner Bros., Patricia, Jalem Productions, Reynard.  Original story by Blake Edwards, Arthur A. Ross, Screenplay by Arthur A. Ross.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Martin Jurow.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1965.  Golden Globe Awards 1965.   Blake Edwards hits…

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Dead Ringer (1964)

PAUL HENREID Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1964.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Albert Beich, Oscar Millard, based on the story La Otra aka Dead Pigeon by Rian James.  Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   It’s hard to contain Bette Davis into one…

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry. Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick, Donfeld.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, John W. Holmes.  Academy Awards 1971….

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Hombre (1967)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.  Hombre Productions.  Screenplay by Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr..  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Irving Ravetch, Martin Ritt.  Music by David Rose.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Robert Emmet Smith.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.   Paul Newman continues his collection of anti-heroes with this excellent western, adapted from…

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  American Broadcasting Company, Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, based on the novel by Horace McCoy.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National…

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Days Of Wine And Roses (1962)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by J.P. Miller.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Manulis.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Joseph C. Wright.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Patrick McCormack.  Academy Awards 1962.  Golden Globe Awards 1962. Excellent examination of alcoholism is still cutting edge drama after so many years. Jack Lemmon and…

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Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1985.  ABC Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Condon, Janet Roach, based on the novel by Richard Condon.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by John Foreman.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Kaja Fehr, Rudi Fehr.  Academy Awards 1985.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1985.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Class (1983)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1983.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Donfeld, Jay Hurley, Mickey Antonetti.  Film Editing by Dennis Dolan, Stuart H. Pappé.   Ah, the eighties, when being rich and young in the movies was…

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