Mister Roberts (1955)

MERVYN LeROY, JOHN FORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1955.  Warner Bros., Orange.  Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent, Joshua Logan, based on the play by Thomas Heggen, Joshua Logan, from the novel by Thomas Heggen.  Cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.  Produced by Leland Hayward.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Art Loel.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by Jack…

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Teacher’s Pet (1958)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1958.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin.  Cinematography by Haskell B. Boggs.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Roy Webb. Production Design by A. Earl Hedrick, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.  Academy Awards 1958.  Golden Globe Awards 1958. Hard bitten newspaper man Clark Gable is asked to do…

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Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Warner Bros..  Story by Nicholas Ray, Screenplay by Stewart Stern, adaptation by Irving Shulman. Cinematography by Ernest Haller.  Produced by David Weisbart.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Malcolm C. Bert.  Costume Design by Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler, James Moore.  Academy Awards 1955. The original teen angst masterpiece that made James…

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Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)

ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1957.  Norma Productions, Curtleigh Productions.  Screenplay by Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman, based on the novella by Ernest Lehman.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by James Hill.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Mary Grant.  Film Editing by Alan Crosland Jr..   Combine fantastic on-location photography by James Wong…

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Sex And The City 2 (2010)

MICHAEL PATRICK KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2010.  New Line Cinema, Home Box Office, HBO Films, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael Patrick King, based on the television series created by Darren Star, and characters created by Candace Bushnell.  Cinematography by John Thomas.  Produced by Michael Patrick King, John P. Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darren Star.  Music by…

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Pillow Talk (1959)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Arwin Productions.  Story by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.   The first of three hugely…

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Picnic (1955)

JOSHUA LOGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1955.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the play by William Inge.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Fred Kohlmar.  Music by George Duning.  Production Design by Jo Mielziner.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film Editing by William A. Lyon, Charles Nelson.  Academy Awards 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1955. The sexual…

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Giant (1956)

GEORGE STEVENS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1956.  George Stevens Productions.  Screenplay by Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat, based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Henry Ginsberg, George Stevens.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by William Hornbeck.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956. One…

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