The Slender Thread (1965)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1965.    Stephen Alexander Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the article by Shana Alexander.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.   Produced by Stephen Alexander.   Music by Quincy Jones.   Production Design by Hal Pereira, Jack Poplin.   Costume Design by Edith Head.   Film Editing by Thomas Stanford.   Sidney…

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The Baron Of Arizona (1950)

SAMUEL FULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1950.  Deputy Corporation.  Story by Homer Croy, Screenplay by Samuel Fuller.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Carl K. Hittleman.  Music by Paul Dunlap.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Alfred Berke, Kitty Mager.  Film Editing by Arthur Hilton.  Samuel Fuller never met…

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Tall Story (1960)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA, 1960.  Mansfield Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, from the novel by Howard Nemerov.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Joshua Logan.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Kay Nelson.  Film Editing by Philip W. Anderson. Jane…

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Kotch (1971)

JACK LEMMON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1971.  American Broadcasting Company, Kotch Company Productions.  Screenplay by John Paxton, based on the novel by Katharine Topkins.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Richard Carter.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Jack Poplin. Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Walter Matthau enjoys his days in charge of…

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The Great Santini (1979)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Bing Crosby Productions.  Screenplay by Lewis John Carlino, based on the novel by Pat Conroy.  Cinematography by Ralph Woolsey.  Produced by Charles A. Pratt.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Film Editing by Houseley Stevenson Jr..   Robert Duvall is a tough Air Force pilot who is brought home from…

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Countdown (1967)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1967.  William Conrad Productions.  Screenplay by Loring Mandel, based on the novel The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls.  Cinematography by William W. Spencer.  Produced by Jimmy Lydon.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.   Exploitation of the space race about a manned trip to the moon two…

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Class (1983)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1983.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Donfeld, Jay Hurley, Mickey Antonetti.  Film Editing by Dennis Dolan, Stuart H. Pappé.   Ah, the eighties, when being rich and young in the movies was…

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