Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1957.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Story and Screenplay by Frank Tashlin, based on the play by George Axelrod.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.  Produced by Frank Tashlin.  Music by Cyril J. Mockridge.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Charles Le Maire.  Film Editing by Hugh S. Fowler.   The rise of consumer…

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Down With Love (2003)

PEYTON REED Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA/Germany, 2003.  Fox 2000 Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Jinks/Cohen Company, Mediastream Dritte Film GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, Epsilon Motion Pictures.  Screenplay by Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake.  Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth. Produced by Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks.  Music by Marc Shaiman. Production Design by Andrew Laws.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by Larry…

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7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1964.  George Pal Productions. Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the novel The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney.  Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Gabriel Scognamillo.  Costume Design by Robert Fuca.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.   Cute…

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Lover Come Back (1961)

DELBERT MANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1961.   7 Pictures, Nob Hill Productions Inc., Arwin Productions.    Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning.    Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.   Produced by Martin Melcher, Stanley Shapiro.    Music by Frank De Vol.    Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.    Costume Design by Irene.    Film Editing by Marjorie Fowler.     After…

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Pillow Talk (1959)

MICHAEL GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Arwin Productions.  Story by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin.  Cinematography by Arthur E. Arling.  Produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Richard H. Riedel.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Milton Carruth.   The first of three hugely successful romantic comedies starring Doris…

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Send Me No Flowers (1964)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.    USA, 1964.  Universal Pictures, Martin Melcher Productions.  Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein, based on the play Send Me No Flowers: A Comedy In Three Acts by Norman Barasch, Carroll Moore.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Harry Keller.  Music by Frank De Vol.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by…

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

JOE DANTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1990.  Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.  Screenplay by Charles S. Haas, based on characters created by Chris Columbus.  Cinematography by John Hora.  Produced by Michael Finnell.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda. Those furry little creatures are back, and they’re…

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Let’s Make Love (1960)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, additional material by Hal Kanter.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Lionel Newman.  Production Design by Gene Allen, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   The last musical Marilyn Monroe ever appeared in was this so-so…

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The King Of Comedy (1982)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1982.  Embassy International Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Paul D. Zimmerman.  Cinematography by Fred Schuler.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Robbie Robertson.  Production Design by Boris Leven.  Costume Design by Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   A wonderful change of pace for director Martin Scorsese, following his success with Raging Bull…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex *but were afraid to ask (1972)

WOODY ALLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1972.  Brodsky-Gould Productions, Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions,  Rollins-Joffe Productions.  Screenplay by Woody Allen, based on the book by David Reuben.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Charles H. Joffe.  Music by Mundell Lowe.  Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Film Editing by Eric Albertson. Woody Allen‘s comical adaptation of David Reuben’s…

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