The Last Tycoon (1976)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.   USA, 1976.  Academy Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone, Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marks.  Academy Awards 1976.   F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories frequently…

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Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

DALTON TRUMBO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1971.  World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Jules Brenner.  Produced by Bruce Campbell.  Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Millie Moore.  Cannes Film Festival 1971.   Dalton Trumbo, once the blacklisted author whose unabashed screenplay credit in Spartacus effectively…

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The Andromeda Strain (1971)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel by Michael Crichton.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Gil Melle.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Helen Colvig.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore, John W. Holmes.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.   A deadly virus is the evil…

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All Of Me (1984)

CARL REINER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Kings Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Phil Alden Robinson, adaptation by Henry Olek, based on the novel Me Two by Edwin Davis.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Stephen J. Friedman.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Ray Summers.  Film Editing by Bud Molin.  Golden Globe…

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Bugsy (1991)

BARRY SONNENFELD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1991.  TriStar Pictures, Mulholland Productions, Baltimore Pictures.  Screenplay by James Toback.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Warren Beatty, Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Stu Linder, Christopher Holmes.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Porky’s II: The Next Day (1983)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Canada/USA, 1983.  Simon / Reeves / Landsburg Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark, Roger Swaybill, Alan Ormsby, based on characters created by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody,  Carl Zittrer.  Music by Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Fred Price.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod.  Film Editing by Stan…

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Porky’s (1981)

BOB CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Canada/USA, 1981.  Melvin Simon Productions, Astral Bellevue Pathé.  Screenplay by Bob Clark.  Cinematography by Reginald H. Morris.  Produced by Don Carmody, Bob Clark.  Music by Paul Zaza, Carl Zittrer.  Production Design by Reuben Freed.  Costume Design by Mary E. McLeod, Larry S. Wells.  Film Editing by Stan Cole.   At an average American high school in the…

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Harold And Maude (1971)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  Mildred Lewis and Colin Higgins Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Colin Higgins.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Colin Higgins, Charles Mulvehill.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by William Ware Theiss.  Film Editing by William A. Sawyer, Edward Warshilka.  Golden Globe Awards 1971.   One of the most curious and affectionately…

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