I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)

WILLIAM DIETERLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1944. Selznick International Pictures. Screenplay by Marion Parsonnet, based on a radio play by Charles Martin. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio. Produced by Dore Schary. Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof. Production Design by Mark-Lee Kirk, Emile Kuri, Earl Wooden. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by William…

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Baron Blood (1972)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga Italy/West Germany, 1972.  Euro America Produzioni Cinematografiche, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Story and Screenplay by Vincent Fotre, adapted for the screen by William A. Bairn.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Alfredo Leone.  Music by Les Baxter, Stelvio Cipriani.  Production Design by Enzo Bulgarelli.  Film Editing by Carlo…

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Since You Went Away (1944)

JOHN CROMWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Vanguard Films, Selznick International Pictures.  Screenplay by David O. Selznick, adaptation by Margaret Buell Wilder, based on her book.  Cinematography by Stanley Cortez, Lee Garmes.  Produced by David O. Selznick.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by William L. Pereira.  Costume Design by Elmer Ellsworth.  Film Editing by John Faure, Arthur Fellows, Marsh…

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F For Fake (1973)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Verites Et Mensonges France/Iran/West Germany, 1973.  Janus Film, SACI.  Screenplay by Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Francois Reichenbach.  Produced by Dominique Antoine.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Film Editing by Marie-Sophie Dubus, Dominique Engerer.   Orson Welles concludes his rich and varied career with a meditation on fakery, which to him is an essential part of…

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Soylent Green (1973)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Stanley R. Greenberg, based on the novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline. Produced by Walter Seltzer, Russell Thacher.  Music by Fred Myrow.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Pat Barto.  Film Editing by Samuel E. Beetley. In the year 2022,…

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Citizen Kane (1941)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.   A fictionalized account of the rise to power of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst,…

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The Third Man (1949)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1949.  London Film Productions.  Screenplay by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by Anton Karas.  Production Design by Dario Simoni.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker.  Film Editing by Oswald Hafenrichter.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Joseph Cotten arrives in Vienna to attend the funeral of a childhood friend who has recently passed away….

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The Farmer’s Daughter (1947)

H.C. POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Dore Schary Productions, Vanguard Films,  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Allen Rivkin, Laura Kerr, based on the play by Juurakon Hulda by Hella Wuolijoki. Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Feild M. Gray.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by…

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Airport ’77 (1977)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by H.A.L. Craig, Charles Kuenstle, Screenplay by Michael Scheff, David Spector, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Robert Watts, J….

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Niagara (1953)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Charles Brackett. Music by Sol Kaplan. Production Design by Maurice Ransford, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Barbara McLean. Other than Don’t Bother To Knock,…

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Petulia (1968)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1968.  Petersham Pictures, Warner Brothers/Seven Arts.  Screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus, adaptation by Barbara Turner, based on the novel Me And the Arch Kook Petulia by John Haase.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.  Produced by Raymond Wagner.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.  …

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Beyond The Forest (1949)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1949.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee, based on the novel by Stuart Engstrand.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Robert M. Haas.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Rudi Fehr.   This is the film that Elizabeth Taylor quotes in Who’s Afraid Of Virginia…

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