Fun With Dick and Jane (1977)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1977. Columbia Pictures. Story by Gerald Gaiser, Screenplay by David Giler, Jerry Belson, Mordecai Richler. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky. Music by Ernest Gold. Production Design by James Hulsey. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Danford B. Greene. George…

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Islands In The Stream (1977)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1977. Paramount Pictures, Zeeuwse Maatschappij N.V..  Screenplay by Denne Part Petitclerc, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp. Produced by Peter Bart, Max Palevsky.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by William J. Creber.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1977.  New York Film Critics Awards 1977.   Ernest…

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The Towering Inferno (1974)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros., Irwin Allen Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novels The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia, Frank M. Robinson, and The Tower by Richard Martin Stern.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Irwin Allen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by…

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When Time Ran Out… (1980)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Canada/USA, 1980.  International Cinema, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel The Day The World Ended by Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Irwin Allen.  Music by  Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Paul Zastupnevich.  Film Editing by Edward A….

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Patton (1970)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screen story and screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Fargo, and A Soldier’s Star by Omar N. Bradley.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Frank McCarthy.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Urie…

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The Amityville Horror (1979)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1979.  American International Pictures, Cinema 77, Professional Films.  Screenplay by Sandor Stern, based on the book by Jay Anson. Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Kim Swados.  Costume Design by Cynthia Bales, Richard Butz.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1979.  Golden Globe Awards 1979.  …

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First Monday In October (1981)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, based on their play.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Paul M. Heller, Martha Scott.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.  Golden Globe Awards 1981. Ronald Neame followed his hilarious Hopscotch with another…

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Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)

RUSS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Story by Roger Ebert, Russ Meyer, Screenplay by Roger Ebert.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Russ Meyer.  Music by Stu Phillips.  Production Design by Arthur Lonergan, Jack Martin Smith.  Costume Design by David Hayes.  Film Editing by Dann Cahn, Dick Wormell.   A sequel in name only, this film has no…

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It Came From Hollywood

MALCOLM LEO, ANDREW SOLT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Dana Olsen.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Jeff Stein, Susan Strausberg.  Production Design by Richard Sawyer.  Costume Design by Ken Harvey.  Film Editing by Janice Hampton, Sarah Legon, Bert Lovitt.   Cute documentary that looks back at the many B-movies of yesteryear, and the campy…

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Papillon (1973)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1973.  Corona-General.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the book by Henri Charriere.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Another prison movie…

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