The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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The Only Game In Town (1970)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1970.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy, based on his play.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal, Auguste Capelier.  Costume Design by Mia Fonssagrives, Vicki Tiel.  Film Editing by John W. Holmes, William Sands, Pat Shade.   Vegas showgirl Elizabeth Taylor stops at a…

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Sundays and Cybele (1962)

SERGE BOURGUIGNON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Les dimanches de Ville d’Avray France/Austria, 1962.  Fidès, Les Films Trocadero, Orsay Films, Terra Film Produktion.  Screenplay by Serge Bourguignon, Antoine Tudal, dialogue by Serge Bourguignon, Bernard Eschasseriaux, based on the novel by Bernard Eschasseriaux.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Romain Pines.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by…

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The Lovers (1958)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Amants France, 1958.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Louise de Vilmorin, based on the novel Point De Lendemain by Dominique Vivant.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Leonide Azar. Jeanne Moreau lives in the aristocratic country home of her boring husband (Alain Cuny) and, like all…

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Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1970.  Euro International Film, Les Films Corona, Selenia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann.  Music by Eric Demarsan.  Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.  Costume Design by Colette Baudot.  Film Editing by Marie-Sophie Dubus.   No one makes gangster films like Jean-Pierre Melville, and this enjoyable entry, while not up…

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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Leon Morin, Pretre France/Italy, 1961.  Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay and dialogue by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Beatrix Beck.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Martial Solal.  Production Design by Daniel Gueret.  Costume Design by Paulette Breil.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Meppiel.   A French…

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Les Enfants Terribles (1950)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1950.  Melville Productions.  Adaptation and dialogue by Jean Cocteau, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Melville.  Music by Paul Bonneau.  Production Design by Emile Mathys, Jean-Pierre Melville.  Costume Design by Christian Dior.  Film Editing by Monique Bonnot.   Moody, thrilling classic directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and written by Jean Cocteau. A…

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Bob Le Flambeur (1956)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1956.  Organisation Générale Cinématographique, Play Art, Productions Cyme, Studios Jenner.  Adaptation by Auguste Le Breton, Jean-Pierre Melville, Dialogue by Auguste Le Breton.  Cinematography by Maurice Blettery, Henri Decae.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Melville, Serge Silberman.  Music by Eddie Barclay, Jo Boyer.  Production Design by Claude Bouxin.  Costume Design by Ted Lapidus.  Film Editing by Monique Bonnot.  …

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Le Professionnel (1981)

GEORGES LAUTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 1981.  Cerito Films, Les Films Ariane.  Screenplay by Jacques Audiard, Michel Audiard, Georges Lautner, based on the novel by Patrick Alexander.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Alain Belmondo, Jean-Paul Belmondo.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Eric Moulard.  Costume Design by Paulette Breil.  Film Editing by Michelle David.   Jean-Paul Belmondo is arrested in…

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Le Samouraï (1967)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1967.  Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique, Fida Cinematografica, Filmel, T.C. Productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville, Georges Pellegrin, based on the novel The Ronin by Joan McLeod.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Raymond Borderie, Eugene Lepicier.  Music by Francois de Roubaix.  Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Film Editing by Monique Bonnot, Yolande Maurette.  Podcast:…

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The Boys From Brazil (1978)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Sir Lew Grade, Producers Circle, ITC Films.  Screenplay by Heywood Gould, based on the novel by Ira Levin.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Martin Richards.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.   Laurence Olivier is terrific as a…

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