Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Scenario by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Dialogue by Truman Capote, based on the story Terminal Station by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced…

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Terminal Station (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Giorgio Prosperi, Luigi Chiarini, dialogue by Truman Capote, based on a story by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro…

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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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The Grass Harp (1995)

CHARLES MATTHAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1995.  Charles Matthau-Jerry Tokofsky-John Davis Productions, Fine Line Features, Grass Harp, New Line Cinema.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis, based on the novella by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by James T. Davis, John Davis, Charles Matthau, Jerry Tokofsky.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Paul Sylbert.  Costume Design…

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2011)

LISA IMMORDINO VREELAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2011.  Gloss Studio.  Screenplay by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frederic Tcheng.   Cinematography by Cristobal Zanartu.  Produced by Lisa Immordino Vreeland.  Music by Paul Cantelon.  Film Editing by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frederic Tcheng.   One story told about the first and foremost fashion editor of the century delighted me the most: taken…

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Beat The Devil (1953)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 1953.  Romulus Films, Dear Film, Santana Pictures Corporation, Rizzoli-Haggiag.  Screenplay by Truman Capote, John Huston, based on the novel by Claud Cockburn.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  This exotic adventure stars Humphrey Bogart and is directed by…

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The Innocents (1961)

JACK CLAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1961.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by William Archibald, Truman Capote, additional scenes & dialogue by John Mortimer, based on the novel The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jack Clayton.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Jim…

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In Cold Blood (1967)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Pax Enterprises.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Richard Brooks.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Jack Martell.  Film Editing by Peter Zinner.  Exceptional true-life drama that brings Truman Capote’s phenomenally…

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1961 .  Jurow-Shepherd.  Screenplay by George Axelrod,based on the novel by Truman Capote.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Martin Jurow, Richard Shepherd.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Hubert de Givenchy, Edith Head, Pauline Trigere.  Film Editing by Howard A. Smith.   Probably Audrey Hepburn‘s most beloved…

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Love, Marilyn

BBBBB (out of 5) She became a superstar in 1952 and a decade later was no more. The short life of Marilyn Monroe has had one of the greatest impacts on popular culture of any superstar in Hollywood, fifty years deceased and still a far more famous cinematic icon than some of the biggest stars to…

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