Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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The Lady From Shanghai (1947)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1947.  Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.  Cinematography by Charles Lawton Jr..  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Heinz Roemheld.  Production Design by Sturges Carne, Stephen Goosson.  Costume Design by Jean Louis.  Film…

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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Iran/USA, 2018.  Royal Road Entertainment, Les Films de l’Astrophore, SACI, Americas Film Conservancy.  Screenplay by Oja Kodar, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gary Graver.  Produced by Frank Marshall, Filip Jan Rymsza.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Bob Murawski, Orson Welles.  National Board of Review Awards 2018.  National Society…

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Black Magic (1949)

GREGORY RATOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Italy, 1949.  Edward Small Productions.  Screenplay by Charles Bennett, additional scenes and dialogue by Richard Schayer, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas pere.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Arata, Anchise Brizzi.  Produced by Gregory Ratoff.  Music by Paul Sawtell.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne, Ottavio Scotti.  Costume Design by Georges Annenkov, Vittorio Nino Novarese.  Film Editing…

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Falstaff (1965)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Chimes At Midnight France/Spain/Switzerland, 1965.  Internacional Films, Alpine Films.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the book by Raphael Holinshed, and the plays of William Shakespeare. Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Angel Escolano, Emiliano Piedra, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino.  Production Design by Mariano Erdoiza.  Costume Design by Orson…

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Genocide (1982)

ARNOLD SCHWARTZMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Moriah Films.  Screenplay by Martin Gilbert, Marvin Hier, Arnold Schwartzman.  Cinematography by Peter Shillingford.  Produced by Arnold Schwartzman, Marvin Hier. Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Film Editing by Bob Jenkis.  Academy Awards 1981.   An unflinching record of the Holocaust that immediately became the standard upon which the remaining years of films on…

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King of Kings (1961)

NICHOLAS RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1961.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Philip Yordan.  Cinematography by Manuel Berenguer, Milton R. Krasner, Franz Planer.   Produced by Cecil B. DeMille.  Music by Hugo Riesenfeld.  Production Design by Dan Sayre Groesback, Anton Grot, Julian Harrison, Edward C. Jewell.  Costume Design by Adrian, Earl Luick, Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Anne Bauchens, Harold McLernon.  Golden Globe Awards 1961.  …

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F For Fake (1973)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Verites Et Mensonges France/Iran/West Germany, 1973.  Janus Film, SACI.  Screenplay by Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Francois Reichenbach.  Produced by Dominique Antoine.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Film Editing by Marie-Sophie Dubus, Dominique Engerer.   Orson Welles concludes his rich and varied career with a meditation on fakery, which to him is an essential part of…

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Touch Of Evil (1958)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell, Virgil W. Vogel.   High on the list of…

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The Stranger (1946)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1946.  International Pictures.  Story by Victor Trivas, Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, Adaptation by Victor Trivas, Decla Dunning.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Costume Design by Michael Woulfe.  Film Editing by Ernest J. Nims.  Academy Awards 1946.   Exciting, absorbing drama that features a terrific…

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Citizen Kane (1941)

ORSON WELLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1941.  RKO Radio Pictures, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles.  Cinematography by Gregg Toland.  Produced by Orson Welles.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Robert Wise.  Academy Awards 1941.   A fictionalized account of the rise to power of publishing magnate William…

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Jane Eyre (1943)

ROBERT STEVENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1943.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by William Goetz, Kenneth Macgowan.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by William L. Pereira.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   The best adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s ever-popular novel…

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