Of Mice And Men (1939)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1939.  Hal Roach Studios.  Screenplay by Eugene Solow, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Norbert Brodine.  Produced by Lewis Milestone.  Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by Nicolai Remisoff.  Costume Design by Harry Black.  Film Editing by Bert Jordan.  Academy Awards 1939. John Steinbeck’s timelessly popular novel is adapted to the big…

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Of Mice And Men (1992)

GARY SINISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan. Produced by Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Robert L. Sinise.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to…

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East Of Eden (1955)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Owen Marks.  Academy Awards 1955.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   USA, 1940.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Richard Day, Mark-Lee Kirk.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.  Academy Awards 1940.   One of John Ford’s best films is…

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Lifeboat (1944)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Jo Swerling, based on the book by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Glen MacWilliams.  Produced by Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by James Basevi, Maurice Ransford.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1944.   Memorable Hitchcock drama entirely takes place on…

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