Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not Enough (1975)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Aries Productions, Paramount Pictures, Sujac Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Rita Roland.   The third adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s books,…

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Great Expectations (1946)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1946.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern,based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Guy Green.  Produced by Ronald Neame.  Music by Walter Goehr.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  The best adaptation of a Dickens novel…

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Oliver Twist (1948)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1948.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Stanley Haynes, Eric Ambler, Kay Walsh, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Guy Green.  Produced by Ronald Neame.  Music by Arnold Bax.  Production Design by T. Hopewall Ash, Claude Momsay.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  David Lean followed his scintillating…

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A Patch Of Blue (1965)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Guy Green, based on the novel Be Ready With Bells And Drums by Elizabeth Kata. Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Film Editing by Rita Roland.   Sidney Poitier plays a well-to-do businessman who comes across…

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A Walk In The Spring Rain (1970)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1970.  Pingree Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel by Rachel Maddux.   Cinematography by Charles Lang.   Produced by Stirling Silliphant.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   A sweet tale of love blossoming between two middle-agers from complete opposite sides…

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Light In The Piazza (1962)

GUY GREEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Elizabeth Spencer, Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein.  Cinematography by Otto Heller.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Frank White.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke. Olivia de Havilland plays an upper crust American woman traveling through Europe with her daughter (Yvette Mimieux) in this very enjoyable melodrama….

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