Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

DICK RICHARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1975. EK, ITC Films. Screenplay by David Zelag Goodman, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, George Pappas. Music by David Shire. Production Design by Dean Tavoularis. Costume Design by Sandy Berke Jordan, G. Tony Scarano. Film…

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The Day Of The Locust (1975)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Paramount Pictures, Long Road Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by Nathanael West.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   William Atherton begins to work as an art director at…

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The Cheap Detective (1978)

ROBERT MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1978.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, EMI Films, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by Neil Simon. Cinematography by John A. Alonzo.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Patrick Williams.   Production Design by Robert Luthardt.  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Sidney Levin, Michael A. Stevenson.   Neil Simon wrote two hilarious spoofs of traditional murder…

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Return From Witch Mountain (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1978.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein, based on characters created by Alexander Key.  Cinematography by Frank V. Phillips.  Produced by Jerome Courtland, Ron Miller.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by John B. Mansbridge.  Film Editing by Bob Bring. Weak sequel to the superhit original will be enjoyed by children only. The…

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Raging Bull (1980)

MARTIN SCORSESE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1980.  Chartoff-Winkler Productions.  Screenplay by Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin, based on the book by Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage.  Cinematography by Michael Chapman.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Production Design by Phil Abramson, Frederic C. Weiler.  Costume Design by John Boxer, Richard Bruno.  Film Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker.   Regarded by many…

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The Wild Party (1975)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1975.   American International Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, The Wild Party Production Company.   Screenplay by Walter Marks, based on the narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March.   Cinematography by Walter Lassally.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Walter Marks.   Production Design by David Nichols.   Costume Design by Ron…

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