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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The Pirates Of Penzance (1983)

WILFORD LEACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Universal Pictures, St. Michael Finance Limited, Timothy Burrill Productions.  Screenplay by Wilford Leach, based on the operetta by William S. Gilbert.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Joseph Papp.  Music by Arthur Sullivan.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Tom Rand.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.   Gilbert and…

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Hawaii (1966)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1966.  Pan Arts, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by James A. Michener. Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.  …

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The Hideaways (1973)

FIELDER COOK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler USA, 1973.  Cinema 5, Westfall Productions.  Screenplay by Blanche Hanalis, based on the novel by E.L. Konigsburg.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Charles G. Mortimer Jr..  Music by Donald Devor.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Linda Wayne Howard.  Film Editing by…

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A Night To Remember

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Before James Cameron, this was the definitive film about the famous Titanic and its infamous sinking. A uniformly excellent cast contributes to the staggeringly accurate historical detail as the pace chillingly goes from adventurous to treacherous in a matter of scenes. It appears Cameron’s film got a lot of its information…

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