The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  National Board of Review Awards 2018.  Orson Welles…

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Touch Of Evil (1958)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell, Virgil W. Vogel.   High on the list of…

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All The King’s Men (1949)

ROBERT ROSSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1949.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Robert Rossen, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by Robert Rossen.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by Sturges Carne.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by Al Clark.  Academy Awards 1949.  Golden Globe Awards 1949.   Based on Robert Penn Warren’s novel, this thinly disguised…

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The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Jennings Lang, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This film was laughed off the…

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Johnny Guitar (1954)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1954.  Republic Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan, based on the novel by Roy Chanslor.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Nicholas Ray.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by James W. Sullivan.  Costume Design by Sheila O’Brien.  Film Editing by Richard L. Van Enger.   Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge have a hoot of a time shooting…

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Giant (1956)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  George Stevens Productions.  Screenplay by Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956. One…

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The Exorcist (1973)

WILLIAM FRIEDKIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Warner Bros., Hoya Productions.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by William Peter Blatty.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Bill Malley.  Costume Design by Joseph Fretwell III.  Film Editing by Norman Gay, Evan A. Lottman.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.   Ellen Burstyn plays a…

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1959.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures, Academy Pictures Corporation, Camp Films.  Screenplay by Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold, Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Oliver Messel.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck,…

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