Peppermint Soda (1977)

DIANE KURYS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Diabolo menthe France, 1977.  Alexandre Films, Films de L’Alma.   Screenplay by Diane Kurys, Alain Le Henry.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Serge Laski.  Music by Yves Simon.  Production Design by Tony Egry, Laurent Janet, Bernard Madelenat.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.  National Board…

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The Consequence (1977)

WOLFGANG PETERSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original Title: Die Konsequenz West Germany, 1977.  Solaris Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.   Screenplay by Alexander Ziegler, Wolfgang Petersen, based on the novel by Alexander Ziegler.   Cinematography by Jörg-Michael Baldenius.   Produced by Bernd Eichinger.   Music by Nils Sustrate.    Production Design by O. Jochen Schmidt.   Costume Design by Josef…

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Midnight Express (1978)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Turkey, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the book by Billy Hayes, William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Alan Marshall, David Puttnam.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.  Academy Awards 1978.  Cannes Film Festival 1978.  Golden Globe…

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Girlfriends (1978)

CLAUDIA WEILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Cyclops.  Story by Claudia Weill, Vicki Polon, Screenplay by Vicki Polon.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Claudia Weill.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Patrizia von Brandenstein.  Costume Design by Susan Becker, Jody Cyd-Cooper, Bonnie Daziel.  Film Editing by Suzanne Pettit.  National Board of Review Awards 1978.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Prova D’Orchestra Italy/West Germany, 1978.  Daimo Cinematografica, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Albatros Filmproduktion.  Story by Federico Fellini, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Michael Fangler, Renzo Rossellini.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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The Last Waltz (1978)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1978.  FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc..  Screenplay by Mardik Martin.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Film Editing by Jan Roblee, Yeu-Bun Yee.   This fantastic, beautiful concert film captures the final performance given by The Band, who decided to end their days on the road…

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