Earthquake (1974)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group.  Screenplay by George Fox, Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Mark Robson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer. Released at the height of the…

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Superman II (1980)

RICHARD DONNER, RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1980.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, based on the character created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter, Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by John Barry,…

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Superman (1978)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton,  based on the character created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Barry.  Costume Design…

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin, Richard Marks, Peter…

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The Godfather (1972)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1972.  Paramount Pictures, Alfran Productions. Screenplay by Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis. Produced by Albert S. Ruddy.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by William Reynolds, Peter Zinner.   The masterpiece…

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The Godfather Part III (1990)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures, Zoetrope Studios. Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on characters created by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Carmine Coppola.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Lisa Fruchtman, Barry Malkin, Walter Murch.   Sixteen years after…

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The Cotton Club (1984)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1984.  Zoetrope Studios, Producers Sales Organization, Totally Independent, Robert Evans Company.  Story by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Screenplay by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, inspired by the pictorial history by Jim Haskins.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume…

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