Topaz (1969)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1969.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel by Leon Uris.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler. National Board of Review Awards 1969.   Alfred Hitchcock returns to a…

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Isadora (1968)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/France, 1968.  Hakim, Paris Film, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Melvyn Bragg, Clive Exton, additional dialogue by Margaret Drabble, based on the books Isadora Duncan An Intimate Portrait by Sewell Stokes, and My Life by Isadora Duncan.  Cinematography by Larry Pizer.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by…

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The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on her play, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Robert Fryer.  Music by Rod McKuen.  Production Design by John Howell.  Costume Design by Joan Bridge, Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.  Academy Awards 1969.  Cannes Film Festival…

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The Damned (1969)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Caduta Degli Dei Italy/West Germany, 1969.  Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis, Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Vincenzo Del Prato.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by…

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National Board of Review…

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True Grit (1969)

HENRY HATHAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1969. Wallis-Hazen. Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, based on the novel by Charles Portis. Cinematography by Lucien Ballard. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins. Film Editing by Warren Low. Academy Awards 1969. Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National Board of Review…

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Shame (1968)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Skammen Sweden, 1968.  Cinematograph AB, Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Lars-Owe Carlberg.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Mago.  Film Editing by Ulla Ryghe.  Golden Globe Awards 1968.  National Board of Review Awards 1969.  National Board of Review Awards 1968.   One of the most exciting of…

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1969.  APJAC Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on the novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National Board of Review Awards 1969.  …

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Stolen Kisses (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. Original title:  Baisers Voles France, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Scenario and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon.  Cinematography by Denys Clerval.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Claude Pignot.  Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot.  Academy Awards 1968.  Golden Globe Awards 1968.  National Board…

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  American Broadcasting Company, Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, based on the novel by Horace McCoy.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  National…

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The Unfaithful Wife (1969)

CLAUDE CHABROL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Femme Infidele Italy/France, 1969.  Cinegai S.p.A., Les Films de la Boétie.  Screenplay by Claude Chabrol.  Cinematography by Jean Rabier.  Produced by Ander Genoves, Felice Testa Gay.  Music by Pierre Jansen.  Production Design by Guy Littaye.  Costume Design by Maurice Albray.  Film Editing by Jacques Gaillard.    National Board of Review Awards 1969.   Stéphane Audran is…

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