The Perfect Furlough (1958)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1958.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Arthur.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   A group of soldiers is stationed at a research facility…

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Experiment In Terror (1962)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1962. Geoffrey-Kate Productions. Screenplay by Gordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon, based on their novel. Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop. Produced by Blake Edwards. Music by Henry Mancini. Production Design by Robert Peterson. Costume Design by Gordon T. Dawson. Film Editing by Patrick McCormack.  Lee Remick is seized…

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The Driver (1978)

WALTER HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1978.  EMI Films, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Walter Hill.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Jack Bear, Robert Cornwall, Jennifer L. Parsons.  Film Editing by Tina Hirsch, Robert K. Lambert….

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Earthquake (1974)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, The Filmakers Group.  Screenplay by George Fox, Mario Puzo.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Mark Robson.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer. Released at the height of the…

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Loving Couples (1980)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1980.  Time Life Films.  Screenplay by Martin Donovan. Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Renee Valente.  Music by Fred Karlin.  Production Design by Bill Harp.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by Frank J. Urioste.  Couple swapping is yet again the subject of a romantic comedy, and this one barely…

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Airport 1975 (1974)

JACK SMIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Don Ingalls, based on the novel by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by J. Terry Williams.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.   Although dismissed for their lack of quality when they were…

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Mame (1974)

GENE SAKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0. USA, 1974.  American Broadcasting Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Paul Zindel, based on the play by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee, and the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by James Cresson, Robert Fryer.  Music by Jerry Herman.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by…

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The Concorde…Airport ’79 (1979)

DAVID LOWELL RICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1979.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Jennings Lang, Screenplay by Eric Roth, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.   This film was laughed off the…

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Airport ’77 (1977)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by H.A.L. Craig, Charles Kuenstle, Screenplay by Michael Scheff, David Spector, based on the novel Airport by Arthur Hailey.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Cacavas.  Production Design by George C. Webb.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Robert Watts, J….

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The Americanization Of Emily (1964)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Hans Peters, Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Tom McAdoo.   A comedy about D-Day? In Paddy…

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Swashbuckler (1976)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Scarlet Buccaneer USA, 1976.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Paul Wheeler, Screenplay by Jeffrey Bloom.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Edward A. Biery. Moderately fun adventure film tries to recapture the glory days of Errol…

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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.   A roaring-twenties dance marathon represents…

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