Duel At Diablo (1966)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA, 1966. Cherokee Productions, Rainbow Releasing, Brien Productions. Screenplay by Marvin H. Albert, Michael M. Grilikhes, based on the novel by Marvin H. Albert. Cinematography by Charles F. Wheeler. Produced by Fred Engel, Ralph Nelson. Music by Neal Hefti. Production Design by Alfred Ybarra. Costume Design by…

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Against All Odds (1984)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1984. Columbia Pictures, New Visions, Columbia-Delphi Productions. Screenplay by Eric Hughes, based on the screenplay Out Of The Past by Daniel Mainwaring, adapted from his novel. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford. Music by Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier. Production Design…

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Once A Thief (1965)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/USA, 1965.  Compagnie Internationale de Productions Cinématographiques.   Screenplay by Zekial Marko, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Robert Burks.   Produced by Jacques Bar.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by George W. Davis, Paul Groesse.   Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   Alain Delon is an ex-con living in…

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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    Alternate title:  Bound By Honor USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Vato De Atole Productions.  Story by Ross Thomas, Screenplay by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Jerry Gershwin, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Bruno…

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Charly (1968)

RALPH NELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1968.  ABC Pictures, Robertson and Associates, Selmur Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Ralph Nelson.  Music by Ravi Shankar.  Production Design by John DeCuir.   Costume Design by Hazel Roy.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   Cliff Robertson plays…

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A New Leaf (1971)

ELAINE MAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1971.  Aries Productions, Elkins Entertainment, Elkins Productions International Corporation.  Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the story The Green Heart by Jack Ritchie.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher.  Produced by Hillard Elkins, Howard W. Koch, Joseph Manduke.  Production Design by Warren Clymer, Richard Fried.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Don Guidice,…

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Fedora (1978)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/West Germany, 1978.  Bavaria Atelier, Lorimar, NF Geria Filmgesellshaft GmbH, Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on a story by Tom Tryon.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Charlotte Flemming.  Film Editing by Stefan Arnsten, Fredric…

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)

CHARLES WALTERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Helen Deutsch, based on the play by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by Leo Arnaud, Alexander Courage, Calvin Jackson.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, George W. Davis.  Costume Design by Morton Haack.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   The story of Molly Brown, rags-to-riches society lady…

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White Nights (1985)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions, Delphi IV Productions.  Story by James Goldman, Screenplay by James Goldman, Eric Hughes.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.   Soviet defector and ballet superstar…

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Sabrina (1995)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Germany/USA, 1995.  Constellation Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Mont Blanc Entertainment GmbH, Paramount Pictures, Sandollar Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Worldwide.  Screenplay by Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel, based on the earlier screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, from the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by…

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The Firm (1993)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1993.  Davis Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by John Davis, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp,…

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Havana (1990)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Mirage Enterprises, Universal Pictures.  Story by Judith Rascoe, Screenplay by Judith Rascoe, David Rayfiel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Richard Roth.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.   Modern reworking of Casablanca suffers from a complete lack of…

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