Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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Somewhere In Time (1980)

JEANNOT SZWARC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1980.  Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Matheson, based on his novel Bid Time Return.  Cinematography by Isidore Mankofsky.  Produced by Stephen Deutsch.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Seymour Klate.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Dorleac.  Film Editing by Jeff Gourson.   I call this one the Gone With The Wind of Harlequin romances. Christopher Reeve…

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8 ½ (1963)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Otto E Mezzo Italy/France, 1963.  Cineriz, Francinex.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Screenplay by Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Following the…

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What’s New Pussycat (1965)

CLIVE DONNER, RICHARD TALMADGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/USA, 1965.  Famous Artists Productions, Famartists Productions S.A..  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by Jean Badal.  Produced by Charles K. Feldman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Gladys De Segonzac.  Film Editing by Fergus McDonell.   The first feature film script written by Woody Allen to be produced, this so-so comedy…

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The Graduate (1967)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.   Lawrence Turman.   Screenplay by Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, based on the novel by Charles Webb.   Cinematography by Robert Surtees.   Produced by Lawrence Turman.   Music by Paul Simon, Dave Grusin.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.   Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt.   Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.     The classic coming-of-age film…

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