Last Summer (1969)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Alsid Productions, Francis Productions.  Screenplay by Eleanor Perry, based on the novel by Evan Hunter.  Cinematography by Enrique Bravo, Gerald Hirschfeld.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Alfred W. Crown, Emanuel L. Wolf.  Music by John Simon.  Production Design by Peter Dohanos.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Katz, Marion Kraft.  Academy Awards 1969.  New…

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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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Easy Rider

DENNIS HOPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Pando Company Inc., Raybert Productions. Screenplay by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Terry Southern. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Fonda.  Production Design by Jeremy Kay.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern.  Academy Awards 1969.  Cannes Film Festival 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  New York Film Critics Awards 1969.   This classic is just as…

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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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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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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

PAUL MAZURSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Frankovich Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by Larry Tucker.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Pato Guzman.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Stuart H. Pappé.  Academy Awards 1969.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.   New York Film Critics Awards 1969.   Natalie Wood and Robert…

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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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COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Jean-Louis Trintignant stars in this marvelous political thriller as a prosecutor who turns amateur detective after a liberal Greek politician (Yves Montand) dies in a mysterious “accident” during a peace demonstration in Athens. The army have overthrown the democratic government and are now trying to cover up not only their…

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Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Accord Productions.Screenplay by Len Deighton, based on the musical play by Joan Littlewood, from the play by Charles Chilton.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Brian Duffy.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Kevin Connor.  Golden Globe Awards 1969.  New York Film Critics Awards…

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