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.   Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. …

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Breezy (1973)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Jo Heims.   Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Robert Daley.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Joanne Haas, Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. One of Clint Eastwood’s more…

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O Lucky Man! (1973)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1973.  Memorial Enterprises, Sam.  Screenplay by David Sherwin, based on an idea by Malcolm McDowell.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lindsay Anderson, Michael Medwin.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert. Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by David Gladwell.  Cannes…

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Save The Tiger (1973)

JOHN G. AVILDSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA, 1973.  Filmways Pictures, Cirandinha Productions, Jalem Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan.  Cinematography by James Crabe.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff, Steve Shagan.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Screenwriter Steve Shagan barely conceals his…

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State Of Siege (1972)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy/West Germany, 1972.  Reggane Films, Euro International Film, Unidis, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Story by Costa-Gavras, Franco Solinas, Screenplay by Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Jacques Perrin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  New York Film Critics Awards 1973.  …

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The Paper Chase (1973)

JAMES BRIDGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Thompson-Paul Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Bridges, based on the novel by John Jay Osborn Jr..  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Rodrick Paul, Robert C. Thompson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by George Jenkins.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  National Board of Review…

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Ash Wednesday

LARRY PEERCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1973.  New Gold Entertainment, Sagittarius Productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Tramont.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Dominick Dunne.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Phil Abramson.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Marion Rothman.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.   Elizabeth Taylor plays an ageing housewife who decides to go in for…

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Papillon (1973)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1973.  Corona-General.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the book by Henri Charriere.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Another prison movie…

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The Sting (1973)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Zanuck/Brown Productions, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by David S. Ward.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Tony Bill, Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards 1973.  …

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Day For Night (1973)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Nuit Americaine France/Italy, 1973.  Les Films du Carrosse, PECF, Produzione Intercontinentale Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Damien Lanfranchi.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe…

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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  Academy…

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American Graffiti (1973)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1973.  Universal Pictures, Lucasfilm, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck.  Cinematography by Jan D’Alquen, Ron Eveslage.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Kim Fowley, Karin Green.  Production Design by Dennis Lynton Clark.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Verna Fields, Marcia Lucas.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards…

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