The Driver’s Seat (1974)

GIUSEPPE PATRONI GRIFFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Identikit Italy, 1974.  Cinecoord International, Rizzoli Film, Studio Hamburg.  Screenplay by Raffaele La Capria, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, based on the novel by Muriel Spark.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Franco Rossellini.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Mario Ceroli.  Costume Design by  Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Elizabeth Taylor appears in one…

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Under Milk Wood (1972)

ANDREW SINCLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Timon Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Sinclair, based on the play by Dylan Thomas.  Cinematography by Robert Huke.  Produced by John Comfort.  Music by Brian Gascoigne.  Production Design by Geoffrey Tozer.  Costume Design by Dulcie Midwinter, Roy Ponting.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen, Greg Miller. Dylan Thomas’ popular radio drama is adapted to film with…

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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1948.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis, adaptation by Gina Kaus, Monckton Hoffe, based on a novel by Margery Sharp.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Everett Riskin.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Daniel B. Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing by John D. Dunning.   Positively delightful, this…

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The Only Game In Town (1970)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy, based on his play.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal, Auguste Capelier.  Costume Design by Mia Fonssagrives, Vicki Tiel.  Film Editing by John W. Holmes, William Sands, Pat Shade.   Vegas showgirl Elizabeth Taylor stops at a…

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The White Cliffs Of Dover (1944)

CLARENCE BROWN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   USA, 1944.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Claudine West, Jan Lustig, George Froeschel, additional poetry by Robert Nathan, based on the poem by Alice Duer Miller.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Clarence Brown, Sidney Franklin.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.  Academy Awards…

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Night Watch (1973)

BRIAN G. HUTTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1973.  Brut Productions, Nightwatch Films.  Screenplay by Tony Williamson, additional dialogue by Evan Jones, based on the play by Lucille Fletcher.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by George W. George, Martin Poll, Barnard Straus.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by John Jympson. The…

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The Blue Bird (1976)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/Soviet Union, 1976.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Lenfilm Studio, Edward Lewis Productions, Sovinfilm, Tower International. Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Alfred Hayes, Aleksei Kapler, based on the play by Maurice Maeterlinck.  Cinematography by Jonas Gricius, Freddie Young.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Harry N. Blum, Robert H. Greenberg.  Music by Irwin Kostal.  Production Design…

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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Alternate title:  The Light Fantastic USA, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ruth Brooks Flippen.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by William H. Wright.  Music by Lennie Hayton.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by George Boemler. Big time New York theatrical agent Larry Parks meets the owner of  a…

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The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Art Cohn, based on the novel by Adela Rogers St. John and the play by Willard Mack.  Cinematography by Paul Vogel.  Produced by Armand Deutsch.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ben Lewis.   After a Washington attorney…

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Callaway Went Thataway (1951)

MELVIN FRANK, NORMAN PANAMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  The Star Said No USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank.  Cinematography by Ray June.  Produced by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Eddie Imazu.  Costume Design by Helen Rose, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Cotton Warburton. Old westerns starring Howard Keel are…

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X Y & Zee (1972)

BRIAN G. HUTTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Zee And Co. United Kingdom, 1972.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Zee Company.  Screenplay by Edna O’Brien.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Jay Kanter, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Golden Globe Awards 1972. Trash should always be…

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Boom (1968)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1968.  World Film Services, Moo.  n Lake, Universal Pictures, John Heyman Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, based on his play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by…

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