The Panic In Needle Park (1971)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1971. Gadd Productions Corp., Didion-Dunne. Screenplay by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, based on the book by James Mills. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Dominick Dunne. Production Design by Murray P. Stern. Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio. Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. A film…

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The Seduction Of Joe Tynan (1979)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Adam Holender.  Produced by Martin Bregman.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by David Chapman.  Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman. Alan Alda‘s Joe Tynan is thrown into a crisis of conscience when he is asked by an old friend (Melvyn Douglas)…

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Scarecrow (1973)

JERRY SCHATZBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Garry Michael White.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Robert M. Sherman.  Music by Fred Myrow.  Production Design by Albert Brenner.  Costume Design by Jo Ynocencio.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   Two top-notch performances are the biggest draw to this odd but satisfying drama. Gene Hackman has just been released from…

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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1984.  TriStar Pictures, Henson Associates, Delphi II Productions, The Jim Henson Company.  Story by Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Screenplay by Frank Oz, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, based on characters created by Jim Henson. Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by David Lazer.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design…

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Presumed Innocent (1990)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Mirage Enterprises.  Screenplay by Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Scott Turow.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Mark Rosenberg.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by John Boxer.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   Harrison Ford plays a well-respected…

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Sophie’s Choice (1982)

ALAN J. PAKULA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1982.  Incorporated Television Company, Keith Barish Productions.  Screenplay by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by William Styron.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Keith Barish, Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Evan A. Lottman.   The performance that…

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The Exorcist (1973)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III.  Film Editing by Norman Gay, Evan A. Lottman.   Ellen Burstyn plays a single mother and movie star whose…

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