The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

ROGER CORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1964.  Alta Vista Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the story Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe.  Cinematography by Arthur Grant.  Produced by Pat Green.  Music by Kenneth V. Jones.  Production Design by Colin Southcott.  Costume Design by Mary Gibson.  Film Editing by Alfred Cox.   Richly enjoyable horror classic inspired by the story by…

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Mission: Impossible II (2000)

JOHN WOO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/Germany, 2000.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Munich Film Partners & Company.  Story by Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by…

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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  The Mount Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Thom Mount.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Claire Simpson.   The age-old tale of two best friends who go separate ways is not in any way a new…

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Ask The Dust (2006)

ROBERT TOWNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 2006.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Ascendant Pictures, Capitol Films, VIP 3 Medienfonds.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, based on the novel by John Fante.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Don Granger, Jonas McCord, Paula Wagner.  Music by Ramin Djawadi, Heitor Pereira.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Robert…

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Days Of Thunder (1990)

TONY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Robert Towne, Tom Cruise, Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by Ward Russell.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Don Simpson.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez, Thomas E. Sanders.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones, Chris Lebenzon, Bert Lovitt, Michael Tronick,…

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The Bedroom Window (1987)

CURTIS HANSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Curtis Hanson, based on the novel by Anne Holden.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Martha De Laurentiis, Robert Towne.  Music by Patrick Gleeson, Michael Shrieve.  Production Design by Ron Foreman.  Costume Design by Clifford Capone.  Film Editing by Scott Conrad.   Steve Guttenberg takes his boss’s wife (Isabelle Huppert) home…

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Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984)

HUGH HUDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1984.  Warner Bros., Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., WEA Records.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, Michael Austin, based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Cinematography by John Alcott.  Produced by Stanley S. Canter, Hugh Hudson.  Music by John Scott.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing…

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The Firm (1993)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1993.  Davis Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by John Davis, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp,…

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A Decade Under The Influence (2003)

TED DEMME, RICHARD LaGRAVENESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB USA, 2003.  Constant Communication, Written in Stone.  Cinematography by Tony C. Jannelli, Clyde W. Smith.  Produced by Ted Demme, Jerry Kupfer, Richard LaGravenese, Gini Reticker.  Music by John Kimbrough.  Film Editing by Meg Reticker.   The clips alone are reason enough to watch this invigorating documentary that hearkens back to the…

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Mission: Impossible (1996)

BRIAN DE PALMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures, Cruise/Wagner Productions.  Story by David Koepp, Steven Zaillian, Screenplay by David Koepp, Robert Towne, based on the television series by Bruce Geller.  Cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.  Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Penny Rose.  Film Editing by…

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Chinatown (1974)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1974.  Paramount Pictures, Penthouse, Long Road Productions, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by Robert Towne.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Robert Evans.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.    Robert Towne’s impeccable screenplay is the heart and soul of this excellent mystery…

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Shampoo (1975)

HAL ASHBY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1975.  Persky-Bright / Vista.  Screenplay by Robert Towne, Warren Beatty.  Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Warren Beatty.  Music by Paul Simon.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   Warren Beatty is a posh LA hairdresser who gets himself tangled up in many messes by juggling two…

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