Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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The Unseen (1945)

LEWIS ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  USA, 1945.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Hagar Wilde, Raymond Chandler, adaptation by Hagar Wilde, Ken Englund, based on the novel by Ethel Lina White.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Ernst Toch.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, A. Earl Hedrick.  Costume Design…

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Double Indemnity (1944)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   USA, 1944.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler, based on the novel by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Joseph Sistrom.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.   One of film noir‘s greatest peaks is this fantastic Billy…

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The Blue Dahlia (1946)

GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1946.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by John Houseman.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Walter H. Tyler.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.  The definitive film noir for fans of the genre, and in particular the most famous pairing…

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The Big Sleep (1946)

HOWARD HAWKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1946.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Sidney Hickox.  Produced by Howard Hawks.  Music by Max Steiner. Production Design by Carl Jules Weyl.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by Christian Nyby.   My favourite film noir featuring Humphrey Bogart as a…

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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

EDWARD DMYTRYK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1944.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by John Paxton, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Harry J. Wild.  Produced by Adrian Scott.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Carroll Clark, Albert S. D’Agostino.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Joseph Noriega. Terrific adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely which…

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Strangers On A Train (1951)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1951.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Raymond Chandler, Czenzi Ormonde, adaptation by Whitfield Cook, from the novel by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Robert Burks.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Leah Rhodes.  Film Editing by William H. Ziegler.   Exceptional Alfred Hitchcock thriller that fans of The…

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The Long Goodbye (1973)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Jerry Bick.  Music by John Williams.  Costume Design by Kent James, Marjorie Wahl.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   Another terrific example of what happens when you apply Robert Altman’s unique directorial…

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