Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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Sinful Davey (1969)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Mirisch-Webb, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, based on the novel by David Haggart.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife, Freddie Young.  Produced by William N. Graf.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing…

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A Walk With Love And Death (1969)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Hans Koningsberger.  Cinematography by Edward Scaife.  Produced by Carter DeHaven, John Huston.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Leonor Fini.  Film Editing by Russell Lloyd. John Huston casts his daughter Anjelica in her movie…

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Murder By Death (1976)

ROBERT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   This film and The Cheap Detective make for a terrific pair of mystery spoofs, both filled with…

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   Despite having a great cast of actors, eye-popping cinematography by Freddie Francis of misty Irish shores and a beautiful…

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The Electric Horseman (1979)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1979.  Wildwood Enterprises.  Screen story by Paul Gaer, Robert Garland, Screenplay by Robert Garland, from a story by Shelly Burton.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Sheldon Kahn.   Enjoyable drama that succeeds mostly because…

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Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel, based on the novel Six Days Of The Condor by James Grady.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Stanley Schneider.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Don Guidice.   Robert Redford plays a…

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The Way We Were (1973)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Rastar Productions, Tom Ward Enterprises.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Jr..  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins, Moss Mabry.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Politics and romance mix with volatile results in this…

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This Property Is Condemned (1966)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1966.  Paramount Pictures, Seven Arts Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Coe, Edith R. Sommer, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by John Houseman, Ray Stark.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Adrienne Fazan.  …

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Krull (1983)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Barclays Mercantile Industrial Finance.  Screenplay by Stanford Sherman.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Ron Silverman.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy. The planet of Krull is under threat when evil aliens land and commit a mass…

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The Dresser (1983)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Goldcrest Films International, World Film Services.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood.  Cinematography by Kelvin Pike. Produced by Peter Yates.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy.   Ronald Harwood adapts his hit Broadway play with mesmerizing results, despite…

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