The Train (1964)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy/USA, 1964.  Les Films Ariane, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Dear Film Produzione.  Screen story and Screenplay by Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, based on Le Front De L’Art by Rose Valland.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Jules Bricken.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Willy…

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A Thousand Clowns (1965)

FRED COE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Harrell.  Screenplay by Herb Gardner, based on his play.  Cinematography by Arthur J. Ornitz.  Produced by Fred Coe.  Music by Don Walker.  Production Design by George DeTitta Sr., Herbert F. Mulligan.  Costume Design by Ruth Morley.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum.   Jason Robards is raising his whipsmart nephew (Barry Gordon) after the boy’s mother left him…

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Cat Ballou (1965)

ELLIOT SILVERSTEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1965.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Harold Hecht Productions.  Screenplay by Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, based on the novel by Ray Chanslor.  Cinematography by Jack A. Marta.  Produced by Harold Hecht.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Malcolm Brown.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Charles Nelson.   The tone is perfect in this…

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The Sound Of Music (1965)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Robert Wise Productions, Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, with the partial use of ideas by George Hurdalek, from the stage musical book by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse and the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.  Cinematography by Ted D. McCord.  Produced by…

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Ship Of Fools (1965)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1965.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, based on the novel by Katherine Anne Porter.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Stanley Kramer followed his successful Judgment At Nuremberg with another epic-length World…

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Carlo Ponti Production.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   David Lean followed his epic Lawrence of Arabia with this equally large and…

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Darling (1965)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Joseph Janni Production, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on an idea by Frederic Raphael, John Schlesinger, Joseph Janni.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   A fashion model and actress…

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The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Salem Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Martin Ritt.  Music by Sol Kaplan.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   John Le Carre’s spy novel and this subsequent film adaptation came…

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Juliet Of The Spirits (1965)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Giulietta Degli Spiriti Italy/France, 1965.  Rizzoli Film, Francoriz Production.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Henry Deutschmeister, Clemente Fracassi, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota. Production Design by Giantito Burchiellaro, Luciano Ricceri, E….

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Gertrud (1964)

CARL THEODOR DREYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Denmark, 1964.  Palladium Film.  Screenplay by Carl Theodor Dreyer, based on the play by Hjalmar Soderberg.  Cinematography by Henning Bendtsen.  Produced by Jorgen Nielsen.  Music by Jorgen Jersild.  Production Design by Kai Rasch.  Costume Design by Berit Nykjaer, M.G. Rasmussen.  Film Editing by Edith Schlussel.   In Carl Theodor Dreyer’s last feature film, a woman…

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