The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

TED KOTCHEFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Canada, 1974.  Astral Bellevue Pathé, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Duddy Kravitz Syndicate, Famous Players, International Cinemedia Center, United Welco.  Screenplay by Mordecai Richler, adaptation by Lionel Chetwynd, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler.  Cinematography by Brian West.  Produced by John Kemeny.  Production Design by Anne Pritchard.  Costume Design by Louise Jobin, Francois Laplante,…

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Lenny (1974)

BOB FOSSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Marvin Worth Productions.  Screenplay by Julian Barry, based on his play.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Marvin Worth.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Joel Schiller.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Alan Heim.  Academy Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards 1974.  New…

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Amarcord (1973)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Italy/France, 1973.  F.C. Produzioni, PECF.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno. Produced by Franco Cristaldi.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni. Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1974.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Godfather Part II (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, The Coppola Company.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, based on the novel The Godfather by Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Gordon Willis.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Barry Malkin, Richard Marks, Peter…

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The Conversation (1974)

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  The Directors Company, The Coppola Company, American Zoetrope, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Francis Ford Coppola.  Music by David Shire.  Production Design by Dean Tavoularis.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Richard Chew.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  Cannes Film Festival 1974. …

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Chinatown (1974)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, Penthouse, Long Road Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards 1974.  New York Film Critics…

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A Woman Under The Influence (1974)

JOHN CASSAVETES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Faces.  Screenplay by John Cassavetes.  Cinematography by Mitch Breit, Al Ruban.  Academy Awards 1974.  Golden Globe Awards 1974.  National Board of Review Awards 1974.  New York Film Critics Awards 1974.   The magnificent performance by Gena Rowlands in the title role is the main reason to watch this difficult but rewarding…

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Young Frankenstein (1974)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.   Gruskoff/Venture Films, Crossbow Productions, Jouer Limited.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.   Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld.   Produced by Michael Gruskoff.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.   Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.   Film Editing by John C. Howard. …

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The Last Detail (1973)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Bright-Persky Associates, Acrobat Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Gerald Ayres.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Michael D. Haller.  Costume Design by Theodore D. Parvin.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.  Academy Awards 1973.  Cannes Film Festival 1974.  Golden Globe…

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