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.   Julie Andrews is a jazz baby who is determined to be the…

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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.   The subliminal messages in this Douglas Sirk soaper are…

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Spartacus (1960)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1960.  Bryna Productions.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, based on the novel by Howard Fast.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Lawrence.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   Who would have thought that among the years of…

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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.   Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film ever, and the reason why…

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