Midnight Lace (1960)

DAVID MILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1960.  Arwin Productions.  Screenplay by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, based on the play Matilda Shouted Fire by Janet Green.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Irene.  Film Editing…

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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1967.  Universal Pictures, Ross Hunter Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Morris.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.  Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967. Julie Andrews is a jazz baby who…

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Imitation Of Life (1959)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor Griffin, Allan Scott, based on the novel by Fannie Hurst.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.   The subliminal messages in this…

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Spartacus

BBBBB (out of 5) Who would have thought that among the years of endless bloated religious epics, a grand centurion movie would come along to blow them all away? After being turned down for the lead in Ben-Hur, Kirk Douglas went to Italy and produced his own large-scale Roman drama, choosing Howard Fast’s novel as…

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Psycho (1960)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  Shamley Productions.  Screenplay by Joseph Stefano, based on the novel by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by John L. Russell.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Joseph Hurley.  Costume Design by Rita Riggs.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous…

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