Humoresque (1946)

JEAN NEGULESCO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1946. Warner Bros.. Screenplay by Clifford Odets, Zachary Gold, based on the short story by Fannie Hurst. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by Jerry Wald. Music by Leo F. Forbstein. Production Design by Hugh Reticker. Costume Design by Adrian, Bernard Newman. Film Editing by Rudi Fehr….

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The Sea of Grass (1947)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Marguerite Roberts, Vincent Lawrence, based on the novel by Conrad Richter.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..    Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Herbert Stothart.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett, Valles.  Film Editing by Robert Kern.   Katharine Hepburn leaves the bustling city…

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Wilson (1944)

HENRY KING Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1944.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Lamar Trotti.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Ernest Palmer.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by James Basevi, Wiard Ihnen.  Costume Design by Rene Hubert.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  Academy Awards 1944.  Golden Globe Awards 1944. Fox head Darryl F. Zanuck really put his…

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The North Star (1943)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1943.  The Samuel Goldwyn Company.  Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, additional dialogue in new edition by Burt Beck.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Samuel Goldwyn.  Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by Perry Ferguson.  Film Editing by Daniel Mandell.  Academy Awards 1943.  Lillian Hellman pens a tribute to the spirit of Russia suffering…

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Arch Of Triumph (1948)

LEWIS MILESTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1948.  Enterprise Productions, Arch of Triumph Inc..  Screenplay by Lewis Milestone, Harry Brown, based on the novel serialized in Collins Magazine by Erich Maria Remarque.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by David Lewis.  Music by Louis Gruenberg.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Marion Herwood Keyes.  Film Editing by Duncan Mansfield.  …

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Awakenings (1990)

PENNY MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Parkes/Lasker productions.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Oliver Sacks. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Anton Furst.  Costume Design by Cynthia Flynt.  Film Editing by Battle Davis, Gerald B. Greenberg.  Academy Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards…

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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (1945)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1945.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, based on the novel by Betty Smith.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Louis D. Lighton.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Bonnie Cashin.  Film Editing by Dorothy Spencer.  Academy Awards 1945.   The book that has been clasped…

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The Late Show (1977)

ROBERT BENTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Benton.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher Jr..  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Kenneth Wannberg.  Production Design by Robert Gould.  Film Editing by Peter Appleton, Lou Lombardo.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977.  New York Film Critics Awards 1977. What a treat! The inspired private-eye genre that you love from…

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A Wedding (1978)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1978.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Story by Robert Altman, John Considine, Screenplay by John Considine, Patricia Resnick, Allan F. Nicholls, Robert Altman.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher Jr..  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Tom Walls.  Production Design by Dennis J. Parrish.  Costume Design by J. Allen Highfill.  Film Editing by Tony Lombardo.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.   Multi-character…

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3 Women (1977)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman.  Cinematography by Charles Rosher Jr..  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Gerald Busby.  Production Design by James Dowell Vance.  Film Editing by Dennis M. Hill.  Cannes Film Festival 1977.  New York Film Critics Awards 1977.   A truly bizarre but incredible film that has pushed audiences in…

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