What A Way To Go (1964)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1964. Apjac-Orchard Productions. Screenplay by Betty Comden, Adolph Green. Cinematography by Leon Shamroy. Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs. Music by Nelson Riddle. Production Design by Ted Haworth, Jack Martin Smith. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler. Shirley MacLaine is a delight…

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How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1967)

DAVID SWIFT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1967.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by David Swift, based on the musical book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert, from the novel by Shepherd Mead.  Cinematography by Burnett Guffey.  Produced by David Swift.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Micheline.  Film Editing by Allan Jacobs, Ralph E. Winters.   Plucky window…

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Can-Can (1960)

WALTER LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB USA, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox, Suffolk-Cummings Productions.  Screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, Charles Lederer, based on the musical comedy by Abe Burrows.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.   Produced by Jack Cummings.   Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Robert L….

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his play.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Cecil Beaton, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton. University student Barbra Streisand checks into psychiatrist Yves Montand‘s office for…

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Lolita (1962)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  A.A. Productions Ltd., Anya, Transworld Pictures.  Screenplay by Vladimir Nabokov, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by James B. Harris.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by William C. Andrews.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Humbert Humbert (James Mason) arrives from Europe to a…

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The Great Gatsby (1974)

JACK CLAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, Newdon Productions. Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by David Merrick.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Tom Priestley.   This production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved…

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A Hole In The Head (1959)

FRANK CAPRA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1959.  SinCap Productions.  Screenplay by Arnold Schulman, based on his play.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.  Produced by Frank Capra.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by Eddie Imazu.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.   Frank Sinatra stars in this enjoyable comedy-drama in the role that he basically played…

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Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

RICHARD QUINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1964.  Richard Quine Productions, George Axelrod Productions.  Screenplay by George Axelrod, based on the story La Fete a Henriette by Julien Duvivier, Henri Jeanson.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by George Axelrod, Richard Quine.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design by Gabriel Bechir.  Film Editing by Archie Marshek.   Silly little comedy…

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