Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Qui etes-vous, Polly Maggoo? France, 1966.  Delpire Productions.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Jean Boffety, Robert Boffety.  Produced by Robert Delpire.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  William Klein’s satire of show business has a suspicious attitude towards mid-sixties fashion trends and celebrity culture…

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Fantastic Planet (1973)

RENE LALOUX Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Planete Sauvage France/Czechoslovakia, 1973.  Argos Films, Les Films Armorial, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Ceskoslovenský Filmexport, Krátký Film Praha.  Screenplay by Roland Topor, Rene Laloux, based on the novel by Stefan Wul.  Cinematography by Boris Baromykin, Lubomir Rejthar.  Produced by Anatole Dauman.  Music by Alain Goraguer.  Film Editing by Helene Arnal,…

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The Tenant (1976)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France, 1976.  Marianne Productions.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Roland Topor.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by Philippe Sard.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacques Schmidt.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.   Roman Polanski scores a rare misfire with this unintelligible thriller. He stars…

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Swann In Love (1984)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Un Amour De Swann France/West Germany, 1984.  Gaumont, S.F.P.C., Bioskop Film, Les Films du Losange, France 3 Cinema, Ministere de la Culture, Nicole Stephane Production, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carriere, Marie-Helene Estienne, Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Marcel Proust.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Eberhard…

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Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht West Germany/France, 1979.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Gaumont, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Jorg Schmidt-Reitwein.  Produced by Werner Herzog.  Music by Florian Fricke, Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus. …

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