Sparkle (1976)

SAM O’STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1976.  Robert Stigwood Organization, Warner Bros..  Story by Howard Rosenman, Screenplay by Joel Schumacher.  Cinematography by Bruce Surtees.  Produced by Howard Rosenman.  Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Daniel Paredes.  Film Editing by Gordon Scott.   There’s an honest and unassuming quality about this tale of family and ambition that overrides its…

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High Anxiety (1977)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1977.   Crossbow Productions.   Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson.   Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.   Produced by Mel Brooks.   Music by John Morris.   Production Design by Peter Wooley.   Costume Design by Patricia Norris.   Film Editing by John C. Howard.    After his terrific success…

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Blazing Saddles (1974)

MEL BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1974.  Crossbow Productions, Warner Bros..  Story by Andrew Bergman, Screenplay by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryor, Alan Uger.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Michael Hertzberg.  Music by John Morris.  Production Design by Peter Wooley.  Costume Design by Vittorio Nino Novarese, Tom Dawson.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene, John C. Howard.  …

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