Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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As Long As You’ve Got Your Health (1966)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Tant qu’on a la santé France, 1966. C.A.P.A.C., Les Films de la Colombe. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by René Giner, Luce Klein, Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe,…

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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo? France, 1966.  Delpire Productions.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety, Robert Boffety.  Produced by Robert Delpire.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  William Klein’s satire of show business has a suspicious attitude towards mid-sixties fashion trends and celebrity culture…

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The Lacemaker

CLAUDE GORETTA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  La Dentelliere Isabelle Huppert had her first lead role with this powerful drama, and she displays the phenomenal sensitivity that would mark her career in the years to come. She plays a young, inexperienced beauty salon employee who goes on a seaside vacation with her reckless, recently…

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Quintet (1979)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1979.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Story by Robert Altman, Patricia Resnick, Lionel Chetwynd, Screenplay by Frank Barhydt, Robert Altman, Patricia Resnick.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Tom Pierson.  Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Scott Bushnell.  Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill.   Paul Newman heads an impressive cast with…

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Cesar And Rosalie

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Cesar Et Rosalie Claude Sautet’s intimate drama revolves around the stormy relationship between a beautiful, recent divorcee (Romy Schneider) and her passionate, possessive new boyfriend (Yves Montand). When an old flame of hers shows up, she seeks comfort in him after fighting with Montand, leading to a whole series of…

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