Breezy (1973)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Jo Heims.   Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Robert Daley.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Joanne Haas, Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster. One of Clint Eastwood’s more low-key directorial efforts, and…

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A Doll’s House (1973)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  World Film Services.   Screenplay by David Mercer, Michael Meyer, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.   Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.    Produced by Joseph Losey.  Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Eileen Diss.   Costume Design by John Furniss.    Film Editing by Reginald…

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The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: L’événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la Lune France/Italy, 1973.  Lira Films, Roas Produzioni.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Andreas Winding.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret….

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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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.  Orson Welles filmed roughly one hundred hours of…

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo? France, 1966.  Delpire Productions.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety, Robert Boffety.  Produced by Robert Delpire.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  William Klein’s satire of show business has a suspicious attitude towards mid-sixties fashion trends and celebrity culture…

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The Swimming Pool (1969)

JACQUES DERAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  La Piscine Italy/France, 1969.  Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie, Tritone Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jacques Deray, from a story by Alain Page.  Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes.  Produced by Gerard Beytout.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Paul Laffargue.  Costume Design by Andre Courreges.  Film Editing by Paul Cayatte. This erotic drama likely became as…

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The Young Girls Turns 25 (1993)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  Les Demoiselles Ont Eu 25 ans France, 1993.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Alexandre Auffort, Stephane Krausz, Patrick Mounoud, Georges Strouve, Agnes Varda.  Music by Michel Legrand, Jacques Loussier. It’s astounding how much love and affection Agnes Varda packs into 64 very short minutes. On the occasion…

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The Go-Between (1971)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, EMI Films, World Film Services.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by L.P. Hartley.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by John Furniss.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.   The aristocratic gentry play host…

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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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