The Slender Thread (1965)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1965.    Stephen Alexander Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the article by Shana Alexander.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.   Produced by Stephen Alexander.   Music by Quincy Jones.   Production Design by Hal Pereira, Jack Poplin.   Costume Design by Edith Head.   Film Editing by Thomas Stanford.   Sidney…

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A Thousand Clowns (1965)

FRED COE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Harrell.  Screenplay by Herb Gardner, based on his play.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Fred Coe.  Music by Don Walker.  Production Design by George DeTitta Sr., Herbert F. Mulligan.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.   Jason Robards is raising his whipsmart nephew (Barry Gordon) after the boy’s mother left him…

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The Sandpiper (1965)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1965.  Filmways Pictures, Venice Productions.  Story by Martin Ransohoff, adaptation by Irene Kemp, Louis Kamp, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Bohemian artist…

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Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Park Place Production, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell.   Natalie Wood is terrific as a teenager living on a grimy boardwalk in…

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Cat Ballou (1965)

ELLIOT SILVERSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1965.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Harold Hecht Productions.  Screenplay by Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Ray Chanslor.  Cinematography by Jack A. Marta.  Produced by Harold Hecht.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   The tone is perfect in this…

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The Collector (1965)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1965.  Collector Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John Kohn, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by John Fowles.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jud Kinberg, John Kohn.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Film Editing by David Hawkins, Robert Swink.   Terence Stamp was a poor clerk…

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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The Sound Of Music (1965)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Robert Wise Productions, Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, with the partial use of ideas by George Hurdalek, from the stage musical book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by…

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The Great Race (1965)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1965.  Warner Bros., Patricia, Jalem Productions, Reynard.  Original story by Blake Edwards, Arthur A. Ross, Screenplay by Arthur A. Ross.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Martin Jurow.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Blake Edwards hits the big time with this…

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Ship Of Fools (1965)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Stanley Kramer followed his successful Judgment At Nuremberg with another epic-length World…

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Carlo Ponti Production.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   David Lean followed his epic Lawrence of Arabia with this equally large and…

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Darling (1965)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Joseph Janni Production, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on an idea by Frederic Raphael, John Schlesinger, Joseph Janni.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   A fashion model and actress…

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