Eaten Alive (1976)

TOBE HOOPER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1976.  Mars Productions Corporation.  Screenplay by Alvin L. Fast, Mardi Rustam, screen adaptation by Kim Henkel.  Cinematography by Robert Caramico.   Produced by Mardi Rustam.   Music by Wayne Bell, Tobe Hooper.   Production Design by Marshal Reed.   Costume Design by J. Mancbach-Fletcher, Greg Tittinger.   Film Editing by Michael…

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Rhapsody (1954)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, adaptation by Ruth Goetz, Augustus Goetz, based on the novel by Henry Handel Richardson.  Cinematography by Robert H. Planck, Harry Jackson.  Produced by Lawrence Weingarten.  Music by Johnny Green, Bronislau Kaper.  Production Design by Cedric Gibbons, Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by…

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An American Dream (1966)

ROBERT GIST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Alternate title:  See You In Hell, Darling USA, 1966.  William Conrad Productions.  Screenplay by Mann Rubin, based on the novel by Norman Mailer.  Cinematography by Sam Leavitt.  Produced by William Conrad.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by LeRoy Deane.  Costume Design by Howard Shoup.  Film Editing by George R. Rohrs.  Academy Awards 1966. Television host and…

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The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Edmund H. North, based on a story by Harry Bates.  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Julian Blaustein.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Addison Hehr, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Travilla.  Film Editing by William Reynolds.  Golden Globe Awards 1951.   The imagery in this groundbreaking science-fiction film is unforgettable:…

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All I Desire (1953)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1953.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by James Gunn, Robert Blees, Adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel Stopover by Carol Ryrie Brink.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by Ross Hunter.  Music by Henry Mancini, Herman Stein.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Bernard Herzbrun.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   Barbara…

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Trial By Jury (1994)

HEYWOOD GOULD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1994.   Morgan Creek Entertainment.   Screenplay by Jordan Katz, Heywood Gould.   Cinematography by Frederick Elmes.   Produced by Mark Gordon, James G. Robinson.   Music by Terence Blanchard.   Production Design by David Chapman.   Costume Design by Mary Malin.   Film Editing by Joel Goodman, Thom Noble.    A year after…

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Brigadoon (1954)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his musical play.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg.  Produced by Arthur Freed.  Music by Conrad Salinger.  Production Design by E. Preston Ames, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by Albert Akst.  Academy Awards 1954.  Golden Globe Awards 1954. Gene Kelly and Van Johnson play…

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Murder Inc. (1960)

BURT BALABAN, STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. USA, 1960.  Princess Production Corporation.  Screenplay by Irve Tunick, Mel Barr, based on the book by Burton Turkus, Sid Feder.  Cinematography by Gayne Rescher.  Produced by Burt Balaban.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Bill Walstrom.  Film Editing by Ralph Rosenblum. Academy Awards 1960.   Peter Falk made a…

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The Longest Day (1962)

KEN ANNAKIN, ANDREW MARTON, BERNHARD WICKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, additional episodes by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Leon…

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