The Out Of Towners (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Jalem Productions. Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo. Produced by Paul Nathan. Music by Quincy Jones. Production Design by Charles Bailey, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Forrest T. Butler, Grace Harris. Film Editing by Fred A. Chulack. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis…

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Lovers And Other Strangers (1970)

CY HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1970.  American Broadcasting Company.  Screenplay by Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, David Zelag Goodman, based on the play by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by David Susskind.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Ben Edwards.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film…

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Something For Everyone (1970)

HAROLD PRINCE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films.  Screenplay by Hugh Wheeler, based on the novel by Harry Kressing.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by John Flaxman.  Music by John Kander.  Production Design by Otto Pischinger.  Costume Design by Florence Klotz.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.  Podcast: Bad Gay Movies. …

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Patton (1970)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screen story and screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Fargo, and A Soldier’s Star by Omar N. Bradley.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Frank McCarthy.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Urie…

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The Boys In the Band (1970)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Leo Films.  Screenplay by Mart Crowley, based on his play.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Mart Crowley.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.  Costume Design by W. Robert La Vine.  Film Editing by Gerald B. Greenberg, Carl Lerner.   Mart Crowley’s hit stage play reaches the screen relatively…

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I Never Sang For My Father (1970)

GILBERT CATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1970.  Janel Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on his play.  Cinematography by Morris Hartzband, George Stoetzel.  Produced by Gilbert Cates.  Music by Al Gorgoni, Barry Mann.  Production Design by Hank Aldrich.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Angelo Ross.   Gene Hackman plays a New York teacher and writer who…

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Scrooge (1970)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Waterbury Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Bricusse, based on the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Leslie Bricusse.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Peter Weatherley.   Charles Dickens’ best known story is adapted…

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Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   Despite having a great cast of actors, eye-popping cinematography by Freddie Francis of misty Irish shores and a beautiful…

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Airport (1970)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions. Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   What’s most laughable about this ridiculously soapy…

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Love Story (1970)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures, Love Story Company.  Screenplay by Erich Segal.  Cinematography by Richard C. Kratina.  Produced by Howard G. Minsky.  Music by Francis Lai.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Alice Manougian Martin, Pearl Sommer.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Just try and resist this wonderful romance, you’ll fail completely. Working class university…

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Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Italy, 1970.  Vera Films S.p.a..  Screenplay by Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.Produced by Marina Cicogna, Daniele Senatore.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Romano Cardarelli.  Costume Design by Angela Sammaciccia.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   No one made political…

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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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