Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Thoeren, based on the novel by Martha Albrand.  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Richard Maibaum.  Music by Hugo Friedhofer.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Mary Kay Dodson.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.  Academy … More Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950)

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Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank … More Tom Thumb (1958)

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How The West Was Won (1962)

JOHN FORD, HENRY HATHAWAY, GEORGE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp..  Screenplay by James R. Webb, suggested by his Life Magazine series “How The West Was Won”.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner, Charles Lang, Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Bernard Smith.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, William Ferrari, Addison … More How The West Was Won (1962)

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Drive

BBBB (out of 5) Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver for the movies who sidelines as a driver for robbers during their getaways; he is also that cinematic favourite, the sexy loner. There’s always exceptions to the lone rider’s route, however, and Gosling cannot help but get sucked in when he meets a sweet waitress … More Drive

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Peyton Place

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by John Michael Hayes, based on the novel by Grace Metalious.  Cinematography by William C. Mellor.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Jack Martin Smith, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Adele Palmer.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, James B. Clark.  Academy … More Peyton Place

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West Side Story

ROBERT WISE, JEROME ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  The Mirisch Corporation, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, from the play conceived by Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, adapted from the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Leonard Bernstein.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by … More West Side Story

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The Haunting (1963)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Humphrey Searle.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Maude Churchill.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.  Golden Globe Awards 1963.   Shy, neurotic Julie Harris lives … More The Haunting (1963)

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