The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

JACK ARNOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1957. Universal International Pictures. Screenplay by Richard Matheson, based on his novel. Cinematography by Ellis W. Carter. Produced by Albert Zugsmith. Music by Irving Gertz, Earl E. Lawrence, Hans J. Salter, Herman Stein. Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen. Costume Design by Jay A. Morley…

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The High and the Mighty (1954)

WILLIAM A. WELLMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1954.  Wayne-Fellows Productions.  Screenplay by Ernest K. Gann, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Archie Stout.  Produced by Robert Fellows, John Wayne.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Alfred Ybarra.  Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling.  Film Editing by Ralph Dawson.  The original disaster movie!…

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Innerspace (1987)

JOE DANTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Warner Bros., The Guber-Peters Company, Amblin Entertainment.  Story by Chip Proser, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, Chip Proser.  Cinematography by Andrew Laszlo.  Produced by Michael Finnell.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume Design by Rosanna Norton.  Film Editing by Kent Beyda. …

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Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1954.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard Collins.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Bruce B. Pierce Early Don Siegel action film that takes the high number of prison riots in the headlines at the time and creates great…

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The Tarnished Angels (1957)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1957.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by George Zuckerman, based on the novel Pylon by William Faulkner.  Cinematography by Irving Glassberg.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Alexander Golitzen, Alfred Sweeney.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.   Douglas Sirk shot gorgeous black-and-white films as well as colour ones, and…

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Written On The Wind (1956)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1956.  Universal International Pictures.  Screenplay by George Zuckerman, based on the novel by Robert Wilder.  Cinematography by Russell Metty.  Produced by Albert Zugsmith.  Music by Frank Skinner.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy, Alexander Golitzen.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas, Jay A. Morley Jr..  Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth.  Academy Awards 1956.  Golden Globe Awards 1956.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Douglas…

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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.  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.   The first of three hugely…

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In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1967.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on the novel by John Ball.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Walter Mirisch.  Music by Quincy Jones.  Production Design by Paul Groesse.  Costume Design by Alan Levine.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby.  Academy Awards 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1967.    New York Film Critics Awards 1967.   One…

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