The Black Cauldron (1985)

TED BERMAN, RICHARD RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 1985. Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Walt Disney Animation Studios. Story by David Jonas, Vance Garry, Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Al Wilson, Roy Morita, Peter Young, Art Stevens, Joe Hale, addition dialogue by Rosemary Anne Sisson, Roy Edward Disney, additional story…

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Sudden Fear (1952)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1952. Joseph Kaufman Productions. Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, Sobert Smith, based on the story by Edna Sherry. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Joe Kaufmann. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Boris Leven. Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien, Al Teitelbaum. Film Editing by Leon…

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Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

ARTHUR HILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1953.    Z-M Productions.   Screenplay by Roy Hamilton, from an original story idea by Jack Rabin, Al Zimbalist.   Cinematography by William P. Whitley.   Produced by Jack Rabin, Al Zimbalist.   Music by Elmer Bernstein.    Production Design by William Glasgow.   Film Editing by John A. Bushelman.  The…

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Walk On The Wild Side (1962)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1962.  Famous Artists Productions.  Screenplay by John Fante, Edmund Morris, based on the novel by Nelson Algren.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.   Produced by Charles K. Feldman.   Music by Elmer Bernstein.   Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.   Film Editing by Harry Gerstad. …

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Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)

CARL FRANKLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  TriStar Pictures, Clinica Estetico, Mundy Lane Entertainment.   Screenplay by Carl Franklin, based on the novel by Walter Mosley. Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto. Produced by Jesse Beaton, Gary Goetzman.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Gary Frutkoff.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis. Film Editing by…

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Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1962.  Norma Productions.  Screenplay by Guy Trosper, based on the book by Thomas E. Gaddis.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Stuart Millar, Guy Trosper.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Film Editing by Edward Mann.   The true story of Robert Stroud,…

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Animal House (1978)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1978.  Universal Pictures, Oregon Film Factory, Stage III Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller.  Cinematography by Charles Correll.  Produced by Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by George Folsey Jr. The campus comedy that launched decades…

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   Julie Andrews is a jazz baby who is determined to be the…

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Saturn 3 (1980)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Kingdom, 1980.  ITC Films.  Story by John Barry, Screenplay by Martin Amis.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Earth is overcrowded and harvesting food has been outsourced to other celestial bodies manned by small crews,…

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A Rage In Harlem (1991)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1991.  Palace Pictures, Miramax.  Screenplay by John Toles-Bey, Bobby Crawford, based on the novel by Chester Himes.  Cinematography by Toyomichi Kurita.  Produced by Kerry Rock, Stephen Woolley.  Music by Elmer Bernstein, Jeff Vincent.  Production Design by Steven Legler.  Costume Design by Nele Samples.  Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton.   A magnificent shoot-out in mid-fifties Mississippi ends with…

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The Great Santini (1979)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Bing Crosby Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Ralph Woolsey.  Produced by Charles A. Pratt.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Film Editing by Houseley Stevenson Jr..   Robert Duvall is a tough Air Force pilot who is brought home from…

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Genocide (1982)

ARNOLD SCHWARTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Moriah Films.  Screenplay by Martin Gilbert, Marvin Hier, Arnold Schwartzman.  Cinematography by Peter Shillingford.  Produced by Arnold Schwartzman, Marvin Hier. Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Film Editing by Bob Jenkis.   An unflinching record of the Holocaust that immediately became the standard upon which the remaining years of films on the same…

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