Blazing Saddles (1974)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1974.  Crossbow Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Andrew Bergman, Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Michael Hertzberg.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Vittorio Nino Novarese, Tom Dawson.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene, John C. Howard.  Academy…

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Paper Moon (1973)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1973.  The Directors Company, Saticoy Productions.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the novel Addie Pray by Joe David Brown.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Verna Fields.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards…

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What’s Up Doc? (1972)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1972.  Warner Bros., Saticoy Productions.  Story by Peter Bogdanovich, Screenplay by Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Music by Artie Butler.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Nancy McArdle, Ray Phelps.  Film Editing by Verna Fields.   The hysterical gags in this comedy have made sure…

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An American Tail

DON BLUTH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Charming animated film created by Don Bluth who, along with his animation team, left Disney in the hopes of developing projects that the studio wasn’t interested in. Following the success of their magical The Secret Of Nimh, Bluth’s team (executive produced by Steven Spielberg) came up with…

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A Bug’s Life (1998)

JOHN LASSETER, ANDREW STANTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1998.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw, additional story by Geefwee Boedoe, Jason Katz, Jorgen Klubien, Robert Lance, David Reynolds.  Cinematography by Sharon Calahan.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson, Kevin Reher.  Music by…

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Betsy’s Wedding (1990)

ALAN ALDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Martin Bregman Productions, Betsy’s Wedding.  Screenplay by Alan Alda.  Cinematography by Kelvin Pike.  Produced by Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller.  Music by Bruce Broughton.  Production Design by John Jay Moore.  Costume Design by Mary Malin.  Film Editing by Michael E. Polakow.   In this unofficial remake of Father…

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