Family Plot (1976)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the novel The Rainbird Pattern by Victor Canning.  Cinematography by Leonard J. South.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.   A wealthy dowager (Cathleen Nesbitt) enlists her psychic (Barbara…

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Raise The Titanic (1980)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  ITC Films.  Screenplay by Adam Kennedy, adaptation by Eric Hughes, based on the novel by Clive Cussler.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue, J. Terry Williams. An adventure so dull,…

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose, based on the novel The Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams.   A Russian submarine traversing the depths…

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Airport 1975 (1974)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Don Ingalls, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   Although dismissed for their lack of quality when they were…

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Airport ’77 (1977)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by H.A.L. Craig, Charles Kuenstle, Screenplay by Michael Scheff, David Spector, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Robert Watts, J….

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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 1964.  Universal Pictures, Martin Melcher Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play Send Me No Flowers: A Comedy In Three Acts by Norman Barasch, Carroll Moore.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Harry Keller.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by…

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