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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Grease (1978)

RANDAL KLEISER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1978.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Stigwood Organization, Allan Carr Production.  Screenplay by Bronte Woodard, adaptation by Allan Carr, based on the original musical by Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by Allan Carr, Robert Stigwood.  Music by Bill Oakes.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by John…

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1977.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Stigwood Organization.  Screenplay by Norman Wexler, based on the article Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night by Nik Cohn.  Cinematography by Ralf D. Bode.  Produced by Robert Stigwood.  Music by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb.  Production Design by Charles Bailey.  Costume Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Film Editing by…

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