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. A…

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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…

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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,…

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Drive (2011)

NICOLAS WINDING REFN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2011.  FilmDistrict, Bold Films, MWM, Marc Platt Productions, Motel Movies.  Screenplay by Hossein Amini, based on the book by James Sallis.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel.  Music by Cliff Martinez.  Production Design by Beth Mickle.  Costume Design by Erin Benach.  Film Editing by…

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Peyton Place (1957)

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…

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West Side Story (1961)

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…

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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…

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Father Of The Bride (1950)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Loew’s, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on the novel by Edward Streeter.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Adolph Deutsch.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Leonid Vasian.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Academy Awards 1950.   Spencer Tracy is the put-upon…

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Father’s Little Dividend (1951)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, based on characters created by Edward Streeter.  Cinematography by John Alton.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Albert Sendrey.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Leonid Vasian.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster. The family favourite that took the box office by…

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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dorothy Kingsley, based on the story The Sobbin’ Women by Stephen Vincent Benet.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by Jack Cummings.  Music by Gene de Paul.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1954.  …

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Django Unchained (2012)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2012.  The Weinstein Company, Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone, Stacey Sher.  Production Design by J. Michael Riva.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin.  Academy Awards 2012. American Film Institute 2012.   Golden Globe Awards 2012.  National Board of Review Awards 2012….

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