Summer And Smoke (1961)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1961. Hal Wallis Productions. Screenplay by James Poe, Meade Roberts, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Cinematography by Charles Lang. Produced by Hal B. Wallis. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Production Design by Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler. Costume Design by Edith Head. Film Editing by…

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Senso (1954)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Italy, 1954.  Lux Film.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, with the collaboration of Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, and dialogue collaboration by Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles, based on the novel by Camillo Boito.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker.  Produced by Domenico Forges Davanzati.  Production Design by…

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Boom (1968)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1968.  World Film Services, Moo.  n Lake, Universal Pictures, John Heyman Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, based on his play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by…

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Beautiful Darling (2010)

JAMES RASIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2010.  Flowerside Creations, JJay Productions. Screenplay by James Rasin.  Cinematography by Martina Radwan.  Produced by Elizabeth Bentley, Gill Holland, Jeremiah Newton.  Music by Gerald Busby, Louis Durra.  Film Editing by Zachary Stuart-Pontier.   The life and times of Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling are examined in this highly enjoyable documentary, a great companion piece…

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Chris & Don: A Love Story (2007)

GUIDO SANTI, TINA MASCARA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Asphalt Stars Productions.  Cinematography by Ralph Q. Smith.  Produced by Julia Alexander, Tina Mascara, Guido Santi.  Music by Miriam Cutler.  Production Design by Francisco Stohr.  Costume Design by Signe Johnson.  Film Editing by Tina Mascara, Guido Santi. In 1960, 46 year-old celebrated author and British ex-patriate Christopher Isherwood met 16 year-old Californian…

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The Glass Menagerie (1987)

PAUL NEWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Burtt Harris.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by David Ray.   After years of playing the leads in a number of Tennessee Williams adaptations for the screen, who better…

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The Rose Tattoo (1955)

DANIEL MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1955.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, adaptation by Hal Kanter,based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by James Wong Howe.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Anna Magnani stars as an Italian…

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  USA, 1951.  Charles K. Feldman Group, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, adaptation by Oscar Saul, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Charles K. Feldman.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Richard Day, Bertram Tuttle.  Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard.  Film Editing by David Weisbart.  The most…

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Baby Doll (1956)

ELIA KAZAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Newtown Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams.   Cinematography by Boris Kaufman.  Produced by Elia Kazan.  Music by Kenyon Hopkins.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Gene Milford.   Carroll Baker‘s performance is the best reason to see this film by Elia Kazan.  Like most of Tennessee…

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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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The Night Of The Iguana (1964)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   A one-time pastor (Richard Burton) finds himself working as a tour…

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Sweet Bird Of Youth (1962)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1962.  Roxbury Productions Inc..Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Harold Gelman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Orry-Kelly.  Film Editing by Henry Berman.   Tennessee Williams makes his way to the big…

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