Grand Prix (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Cherokee Productions.  Screen story and Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Sydney Guilaroff.  Film Editing…

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose, based on the novel The Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams.   A Russian submarine traversing the depths…

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The Sand Pebbles (1966)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 1966.  Robert Wise Productions, Solar Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on the novel by Richard McKenna.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.   Robert Wise followed his mammothly successful The Sound Of…

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The Fortune Cookie (1966)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx-Jalem.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by Robert Luthardt.  Costume Design by Charles Arrico, Paula Giokaris.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.   This was the first time that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were teamed up on screen, and…

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Morgan! A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  British Lion Film Corporation, Quintra.  Screenplay by David Mercer.  Cinematography by Larry Pizer.  Produced by Leon Clore.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Tom Priestley, Victor Procter.   Vanessa Redgrave made her starring debut in this hilariously cracked British comedy….

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Georgy Girl (1966)

SILVIO NARIZZANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Everglades Productions.  Screenplay by Margaret Forster, Peter Nichols, based on the novel by Margaret Forster.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Robert A. Goldston, Otto Plaschkes.  Music by Alexander Faris.  Production Design by Tony Woollard.  Costume Design by Mary Quant.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   Bridget Jones fans will definitely…

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The Shop On Main Street (1965)

JAN KADAR, ELMAR KLOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Original title:  Obchod Na Korze Czechoslovakia, 1965.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Story by Ladislav Grosman, Screenplay by Ladislav Grosman, Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos.  Cinematography by Vladimir Novotny.  Produced by Milos Broz, Jaromir Lukas.  Music by Zdenek Liska.  Production Design by Karel Skvor.  Costume Design by Marie Rosenfelderova.  Film Editing by Diana Heringova, Jaromir Janacek.   A…

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Born Free (1966)

JAMES HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1966.  Open Road Films, Atlas.  Screenplay by Lester Cole, based on the book by Joy Adamson.Cinematography by Kenneth Talbot.  Produced by Sam Jaffe, Paul B. Radin.  Music by John Barry.  Film Editing by Don Deacon.   The joyous tale of Elsa the lioness that has entertained all ages for decades is…

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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.   This adaptation of one part…

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A Man And A Woman (1966)

CLAUDE LELOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Un Homme Et Une Femme France, 1966.  Les Films 13.  Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, Pierre Uytterhoeven.  Cinematography by Claude Lelouch.  Produced by Claude Lelouch.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Luchaire.  Costume Design by Richard Marvil.  Film Editing by Claude Barrois.   What on earth did our parents find entertaining about two French people…

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A Man For All Seasons (1966)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Highland Films.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Fred Zinnemann.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   The Best Picture Oscar winner of 1966 is this powerful adaptation of…

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1966.  Melvin Frank Production.  Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee, based on the musical book by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, from the play by Titus Maccius Plautus.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.  Produced by Melvin Frank.    Music by Stephen Sondheim, Ken Thorne.   Production Design by Tony Walton.     Costume Design by…

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