East Of Eden (1955)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.   My favourite James Dean performance (of the mere…

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The Big Parade (1925)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1925.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Laurence Stallings, scenario by Harry Behn, titles by Joseph Farnham.  Cinematography by John Arnold.  Produced by Irving Thalberg, King Vidor.  Music by William Axt, Carl Davis.  Production Design by James Basevi, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Ethel P. Chaffin, Robert Florey.  Film Editing by Hugh Wynn.   Wonderful epic silent film plays…

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The Searchers (1956)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1956.  C.V. Whitney Pictures.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, based on the novel by Alan Le May.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by James Basevi, Frank Hotaling.  Costume Design by Charles Arrico.  Film Editing by Jack Murray.   A perfect Western, and a study in the…

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My Darling Clementine (1946)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1946.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Samuel G. Engel, Winston Miller, from a story by Sam Hellman, based on the book by Stuart N. Lake.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Samuel G. Engel.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by James Basevi, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  John…

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Spellbound (1945)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1945.  Selznick International Pictures, Vanguard Films.  Screenplay by Ben Hecht, adaptation by Angus MacPhail, based on the novel The House of Dr. Edwardes by Frances Beeding.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by James Basevi.  Costume Design by Ann Peck, Howard Greer.  Film Editing by Hal C….

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Lifeboat (1944)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jo Swerling, based on the book by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Glen MacWilliams.  Produced by Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by James Basevi, Maurice Ransford.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.    Memorable Hitchcock drama entirely takes place on one…

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