Moby Dick (1956)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom, 1956. Moulin Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Ray Bradbury, John Huston, based on the novel by Herman Melville. Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Produced by John Huston. Music by Philip Sainton. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake, Stephen Drake. Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Russell…

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The Visitor (1979)

GIULIO PARADISI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Stridulum Italy, 1979. Brouwersgfracht Investments. Story by Giulio Paradisi, Ovidio G. Assonitis, Screenplay by Luciano Comici, Robert Mundi. Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri. Produced by Ovidio G. Assonitis. Music by Franco Micalizzi. Production Design by Franco Vanorio. Film Editing by Roberto Curi. This nonsensical “horror” film…

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

TED BERMAN, RICHARD RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB USA/United Kingdom, 1985. Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Walt Disney Animation Studios. Story by David Jonas, Vance Garry, Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Al Wilson, Roy Morita, Peter Young, Art Stevens, Joe Hale, addition dialogue by Rosemary Anne Sisson, Roy Edward Disney, additional story…

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Tentacles (1977)

OVIDIO G. ASSONITIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0.5 Original Title: Tentacoli Italy, 1977. Esse Ci Cinematografica, American International Pictures. Screenplay by Jerome Max, Tito Carpi, Steven W. Carabatsos. Cinematography by Roberto D’Ettore Piazzoli. Produced by Enzo Doria. Music by Stelvio Cipriani. Production Design by Mario Molli. Costume Design by Nicoletta Ercole. Film Editing by…

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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  Orson Welles filmed roughly one hundred hours of…

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Tunisian Victory (1944)

JOHN HUSTON, HUGH STEWART, FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/United Kingdom, 1944.  British Service Units, U.S. Army Signal Corps. Screenplay by Anthony Veiller.  Cinematography by D. Gallai-Hatchard, Harry Rignold.  Music by William Alwyn.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   This film on the North African campaign to stem the spread of Nazi power came out a year after Desert…

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Let There Be Light (1946)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 1946.  U.S. Army Pictorial Services.  Screenplay by John Huston.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez, John Doran, Lloyd Fromm, John Huston, Joe Jackman, George Smith.   Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Film Editing by Gene Fowler Jr., William Reynolds. The war was over before John Huston was able to get this project up and running,…

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Moulin Rouge (1952)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1952.  Romulus Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the novel by Pierre La Mure.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston, James Woolf, John Woolf.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Marcel Vertes.  Costume Design by Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Gorgeous romance focusing on…

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Winter Kills (1979)

WILLIAM RICHERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1979.  Winter Gold Productions.  Screenplay by William Richert, based on the book by Richard Condon.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Fred C. Caruso, Daniel H. Blatt.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora.  Film Editing by David Bretherton. Fictionalized expose of the JFK assassination would…

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Hollywood On Trial (1976)

DAVID HELPERN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Cinema Associates.  Screenplay by Arnie Reisman.  Cinematography by Barry Abrams.  Produced by James C. Gutman.  Film Editing by Frank Galvin.   The period of the Hollywood Blacklist is one of the ugliest eras of American political history, and certainly not something that, in retrospect, recommends the film industry as a moral force….

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A Walk With Love And Death (1969)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Hans Koningsberger.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Carter DeHaven, John Huston.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Leonor Fini.  Film Editing by Russell Lloyd. John Huston casts his daughter Anjelica in her movie…

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Victory (1981)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Escape To Victory USA, 1981.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Victory Company, New Gold Entertainment.  Story by Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Maguire, Screenplay by Evan Jones, Yabo Yablonsky.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A…

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