Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

OSSIE DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Formosa Productions. Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis, based on the novel by Chester Himes. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Music by Galt MacDermot. Production Design by Emanuel Gerard. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Robert Q. Lovett….

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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

GILBERT CATES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1973.  Rastar Pictures, Bright-Persky Associates.  Screenplay by Stewart Stern.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Jack Brodsky, Gilbert Cates.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.   Film Editing by Sidney Katz.  Joanne Woodward plays a posh New York…

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Last Summer (1969)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Alsid Productions, Francis Productions.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Evan Hunter.  Cinematography by Enrique Bravo, Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Alfred W. Crown, Emanuel L. Wolf.  Music by John Simon.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz, Marion Kraft.   Frank Perry…

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Two-Minute Warning (1976)

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Filmways Pictures, Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Edward Hume, based on the novel by George LaFountaine. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Edward S. Feldman.  Music by Charles Fox.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal.  Costume Design by Irwin Rose.  Film Editing by Walter Hannemann, Eve Newman.   Standard entry in the formula of…

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Diary Of A Mad Housewife (1970)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. USA, 1970.  Frank Perry Films Inc..  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Sue Kaufman.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Ronald H. Gilbert, Frank Perry.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos. Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz.   Carrie Snodgress is brilliant in this excellent examination of the…

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To Be Or Not To Be (1983)

ALAN JOHNSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  Brooksfilms, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham, based on the 1942 screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, story by Melchior Lengyel, Ernst Lubitsch.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Mel Brooks.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan…

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.   Gruskoff/Venture Films, Crossbow Productions, Jouer Limited.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.   Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.   Produced by Michael Gruskoff.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.   Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.   Film Editing by John C. Howard. …

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My Favourite Year (1982)

RICHARD BENJAMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Brooksfilms.  Story by Dennis Palumbo, Screenplay by Dennis Palumbo, Norman Steinberg.  Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Charles Rosen.  Costume Design by May Routh.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.   Mark Linn-Baker stars as a young writer on a 1950s talk show who is recruited to babysit an…

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