Two Tons Of Turquoise To Taos Tonight (1975)

ROBERT DOWNEY SR. Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: Moment To Moment USA, 1975. Goosedown Production. Screenplay by Robert Downey Sr., Elsie Downey. Produced by Raymond Lofaro, Max L. Raab, Bette Wanderman. Music by Arica, Jack Nitzsche, David Sanborn. Film Editing by Stanley Warnow. The film’s original title, Moment To Moment, better conveys…

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The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

LEWIS TEAGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1985.  SLM Production Group, Stone Group Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Diane Thomas.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Richard Dawking, Terry Knight.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, Michael Ellis.   One of…

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The Seventh Sign (1988)

CARL SCHULTZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1988.  TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications, ML Delphi Premier Productions.  Screenplay by Clifford Green, Ellen Green.  Cinematography by Juan Ruiz Anchia.  Produced by Robert W. Cort, Ted Field.  Music by Jack Nitzsche. Production Design by Stephen Marsh.  Costume Design by Durinda Wood.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff.   Demi Moore stars as a modern day, happily married pregnant…

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Blue Sky (1994)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Heathrow Productions, Orion Pictures.  Story by Rama Laurie Stagner, Screenplay by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling.  Cinematography by Steve Yaconelli.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Timian Alsaker.  Costume Design by Jane Robinson.  Film Editing by Robert K. Lambert.   Jessica Lange deservedly won an Academy Award for…

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Cutter’s Way (1981)

IVAN PASSER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Gurian Entertainment.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, based on the novel Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg.  Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth.  Produced by Paul R. Gurian.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Josan F. Russo.  Costume Design by Jane Ruhm.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff.   Exceptional, moody thriller that plays like James Ellroy….

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The Crossing Guard (1995)

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1995.  Miramax.  Screenplay by Sean Penn. Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by David Hamburger, Sean Penn.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Jill M. Ohanneson.  Film Editing by Jay Cassidy.   Powerful drama from director Sean Penn about a grieving father (Jack Nicholson) who is caught in a moral…

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Breathless (1983)

JIM McBRIDE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1983.  Breathless Associates, Miko Productions.  Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson, Jim McBride, based on A Bout De Souffle, Story by Francois Truffaut, Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Martin Erlichman.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by J. Allen Highfill.  Film Editing by Robert Estrin.  …

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Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  9 1/2 Weeks USA, 1986.  Producers Sales Organization, Jonesfilm, Galactic Films, Triple Ajaxxx.  Screenplay by Sarah Kernochan, Zalman King, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the novel by Elizabeth McNeill.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Mark Damon, Sidney Kimmel, Zalman King, Antony Rufus-Isaacs.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Ken Davis.  Costume…

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The Hot Spot (1990)

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Nona Tyson, Charles Williams, based on the book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. Cinematography by Ueli Steiger.  Produced by Paul Lewis.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Cary White.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Stolz.  Film Editing by Wende Phifer Mate.   Enjoyable throwback to the good old…

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An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1982.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart.  Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin.  Produced by Martin Elfand.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs, Laurie Riley.  Film Editing by Nancy Klopper.   After having been raised in the Philippines by his insensitive father (and I…

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Cruising (1980)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA/West Germany, 1980.  CiP – Europaische Treuhand AG, Lorimar Film Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Friedkin, based on the novel by Gerald Walker.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Jerry Weintraub.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bruce Weintraub.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by Bud S. Smith.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies….

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The Exorcist (1973)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III.  Film Editing by Norman Gay, Evan A. Lottman.   Ellen Burstyn plays a single mother and movie star whose…

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