Breezy (1973)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1973.  The Malpaso Company.  Screenplay by Jo Heims.   Cinematography by Frank Stanley.  Produced by Robert Daley.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Joanne Haas, Glenn Wright.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. One of Clint Eastwood’s more…

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Our Town (1940)

SAM WOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1940.  Sol Lesser Productions.  Screenplay by Thornton Wilder, Frank Craven, Harry Chandlee, based on the play by Thornton Wilder.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Sol Lesser.  Music by Aaron Copland.  Production Design by William Cameron Menzies.  Costume Design by Edward P. Lambert.  Film Editing by…

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I Wanted Wings (1941)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1941.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Eleanore Griffin, Frank Wead, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Beirne Lay Jr., Sig Herzig, based on the book by Beirne Lay Jr..  Cinematography by Leo Tover.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, Robert Usher. …

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The Towering Inferno (1974)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1974.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Warner Bros., Irwin Allen Productions.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novels The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia, Frank M. Robinson, and The Tower by Richard Martin Stern.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Irwin Allen.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by…

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When Time Ran Out… (1980)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Canada/USA, 1980.  International Cinema, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel The Day The World Ended by Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Irwin Allen.  Music by  Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Philip M. Jefferies.  Costume Design by Paul Zastupnevich.  Film Editing by Edward A….

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Girl 27 (2007)

DAVID STENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 2007.  TLR Productions.  Screenplay by David Stenn.   Cinematography by Peter B. Good.   Produced by David Stenn.   Music by Hal Lindes.   Production Design by Shawn Berry.    Film Editing by Tessa Davis. In the days when all of Hollywood was run by a handful of studios that operated as kingdoms of entertainment,…

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Fedora (1978)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/West Germany, 1978.  Bavaria Atelier, Lorimar, NF Geria Filmgesellshaft GmbH, Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on a story by Tom Tryon.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Charlotte Flemming.  Film Editing by Stefan Arnsten, Fredric…

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Executive Suite (1954)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ernest Lehman, based on the play by Cameron Hawley.  Cinematography by George J. Folsey.  Produced by John Houseman.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Helen Rose.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.  Academy Awards 1954. The president of a furniture-making corporation drops dead of a heart attack on the…

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Stalag 17 (1953)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   USA, 1953. Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, based on the play by Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski.  Cinematography by Ernest Laszlo.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Allan Sloane.  Film Editing by George Tomasini.  Academy Awards 1953. Inmates in a prisoner-of-war camp in World War II Germany…

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Sunset Blvd. (1950)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  USA, 1950.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr..  Cinematography by John F. Seitz.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Hans Dreier, John Meehan.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Arthur P. Schmidt.  Academy Awards 1950.  Golden Globe Awards 1950. The mother of all backstage Hollywood movies…

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The Country Girl (1954)

GEORGE SEATON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by George Seaton, based on the play by Clifford Odets.  Cinematography by John F. Warren.  Produced by William Perlberg.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Ellsworth Hoagland.  Academy Awards 1954.  Cannes Film Festival 1955.  Golden Globe Awards 1954. Strong film…

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The Bridges At Toko-Ri (1954)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1954.  Perlberg-Seaton Productions.  Screenplay by Valentine Davies, based on the novel by James A. Michener.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs.  Produced by William Perlberg, George Seaton.  Music by Lyn Murray.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.  Academy Awards 1955. One of the first big-budget anti-war movies. William Holden is…

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