Summer And Smoke (1961)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1961. Hal Wallis Productions. Screenplay by James Poe, Meade Roberts, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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The Rescuers (1977)

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN, JOHN LOUNSBERY, ART STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Walt Disney Productions.  Story by Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Vance Gerry, David Michener, Ted Berman, Fred Lucky, Burny Mattinson, Dick Sebast, based on the stories The Rescuers and Miss Bianca by Margery Sharp.  Produced by Wolfgang Reitherman.  Music by Artie Butler.  Production Design by Don…

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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, John Huston, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Joan Joseff.  Film Editing by George Boemler.   Genre-defining heist movie that is as memorable for…

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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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Elmer Gantry (1960)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Elmer Gantry Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis.   Cinematography by John Alton.    Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Andre Previn.   Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.  In an Oscar-winning role, Burt Lancaster is lively as…

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