Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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A Matter of Time (1976)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. Italy, 1976.  American International Pictures, Coralta Cinematografica, Deux Femmes Service Company, General International Film Company.  Screenplay by John Gay, based on the novel by Maurice Druon.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Edmund Grainger, Jack H. Skirball.  Music by Nino Oliveiro.  Production Design by Veniero Colasanti, John Moore.  Costume Design by Andretta Ferrero.  Film Editing by…

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Smash His Camera (2010)

LEON GAST Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Got The Shot Productions.  Cinematography by Don Lenzer.  Produced by Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger.  Music by Craig Hazen, David Wolfert.  Film Editing by Doug Abel. The current era of tabloid photography owes a lot to the career of Ron Galella, a photog for whom no potted plant was too…

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Goodbye Again (1961)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Alternate title:  Aimez-Vous Brahms? France/USA, 1961.  Argus Film, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel Aimez-vous Brahms? by Francoise Sagan.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Film Editing by Bert Bates.   Ingrid Bergman is divine as a Paris interior decorator…

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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Cactus Flower (1969)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by I.A.L. Diamond, based on the stage play by Abe Burrows, from the play Fleur de Cactus by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Gredy.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by M.J. Frankovich.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Maury Winetrobe. …

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Journey To Italy (1954)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Viaggio In Italia Alternate title:  Voyage In Italy Italy/France, 1954.  Italia Film, Junior Film, Sveva Film, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Story and screenplay by Vitaliano Brancati, Roberto Rossellini, based on the novel Duo by Colette.  Cinematography by Enzo Serafin.  Produced by Adolfo Fossataro.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Piero Filippone.  Costume Design…

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Stromboli (1950)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/USA, 1950.  Berit Films, RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Roberto Rossellini, Collaboration with Sergio Amidei, Gian Paolo Callegari, Art Cohn, Renzo Cesana, Felix Morlion.   Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Film Editing by Jolanda Benvenuti. Ingrid Bergman‘s captivating performance and gorgeous location photography drive this Roberto Rossellini curiousity, a…

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The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1958.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Isobel Lennart, based on the novel The Small Woman by Alan Burgess.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Buddy Adler.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by John Box, Geoffrey Drake.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Ingrid Bergman  plays a dedicated woman who wants more…

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Intermezzo (1939)

GREGORY RATOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Intermezzo: A Love Story USA, 1939.  Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by George O’Neil, based on an original story by Gosta Stevens, Gustaf Molander.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Robert Russell Bennett, Max Steiner.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travis Banton, Irene.  Film Editing by Francis D….

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A Woman’s Face (1938)

GUSTAF MOLANDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  En Kvinnas Ansikte Sweden, 1938.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Gosta Stevens, based on the play Il Etait Une Fois by Francis de Croisset. Cinematography by Ake Dahlqvist.  Music by Eric Bengtson.  Production Design by Arne Akermark.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.   A horribly scarred woman (Ingrid Bergman) takes her anger out…

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Arch Of Triumph (1948)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Enterprise Productions, Arch of Triumph Inc..  Screenplay by Lewis Milestone, Harry Brown, based on the novel serialized in Collins Magazine by Erich Maria Remarque.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by David Lewis.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Marion Herwood Keyes.  Film Editing by Duncan Mansfield.  …

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