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 Learning Tree (1969)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1969. Winger. Screenplay by Gordon Parks, based on his novel. Cinematography by Burnett Guffey. Produced by Gordon Parks. Music by Gordon Parks. Production Design by Edward D. Engoron. Costume Design by Rose Brandi, Wayne Reed, Ermon Sessions, Janet Strong. Film Editing by George R. Rohrs. Gordon…

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The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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Advise & Consent (1962)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Otto Preminger Films, Alpha Alpina.  Screenplay by Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Allen Drury.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by Otto Preminger. Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bill Blass.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Otto Preminger made waves when he originally…

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Hawaii (1966)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1966.  Pan Arts, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Daniel Taradash, based on the novel by James A. Michener. Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Cary Odell.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Stuart Gilmore.   This adaptation of one part…

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Rio Bravo (1959)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1959.  Warner Bros., Armada Productions. Screenplay by Howard Hawks, Leigh Brackett, based on the short story by B.H. McCampbell. Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Leo K. Kuter.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted.   John Wayne is terrific as the…

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Wild River (1960)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Paul Osborn, based on novels by William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Herman A. Blumenthal, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Montgomery Clift…

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The Birds (1963)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1963.  Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Hunter, based on the story by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Tippi Hedren plays a rich young woman with expensive habits and wild…

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