Fun In Acapulco (1963)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1963.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Allan Weiss.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Joseph J. Lilley.  Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stanley E. Johnson. Another Elvis Presley music-fest that serves as a collection of music videos in the days before MTV….

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The Wild Bunch (1969)

SAM PECKINPAH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Story by Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner, Screenplay by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah.  Cinematography by Lucien Ballard.  Produced by Phil Feldman.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by James R. Silke.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   Sam Peckinpah’s ultraviolent western melodrama became a guiding point for…

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Giant (1956)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  George Stevens Productions.  Screenplay by Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   One of the greatest-ever Hollywood epics…

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