Grand Prix (1966)

JOHN FRANKENHEIMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1966.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Douglas & Lewis Productions, Joel Productions, John Frankenheimer Productions Inc., Cherokee Productions.  Screen story and Screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur.  Cinematography by Lionel Lindon.  Produced by Edward Lewis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Sydney Guilaroff.  Film Editing…

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Mr. Freedom (1969)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Films du Rond-Point, O.P.E.R.A..  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Guy Belfond, Christian Thivat, Michel Zemer.  Music by Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret. Mr. Freedom (former baseball player John Abbey) is a superhero who fights…

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State Of Siege (1972)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy/West Germany, 1972.  Reggane Films, Euro International Film, Unidis, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Story by Costa-Gavras, Franco Solinas, Screenplay by Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Jacques Perrin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.   An American official (Yves Montand) is kidnapped by political…

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Goodbye Again (1961)

ANATOLE LITVAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Alternate title:  Aimez-Vous Brahms? France/USA, 1961.  Argus Film, Mercury Productions.  Screenplay by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel Aimez-vous Brahms? by Francoise Sagan.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Anatole Litvak.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Film Editing by Bert Bates.   Ingrid Bergman is divine as a Paris interior decorator…

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Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1970.  Euro International Film, Les Films Corona, Selenia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann.  Music by Eric Demarsan.  Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.  Costume Design by Colette Baudot.  Film Editing by Marie-Sophie Dubus.   No one makes gangster films like Jean-Pierre Melville, and this enjoyable entry, while not up…

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Tout Va Bien (1972)

JEAN-LUC GODARD, JEAN-PIERRE GORIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1972.  Anouchka Films, Vieco Films, Empire Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin.  Cinematography by Armand Marco.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Rassam.  Music by Jean-Michel Rivat.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin, Kenout Peltier. Godard had teamed up with Jean-Pierre Gorin and formed the Dziga Vertov Group by…

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On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1970.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner, based on his play.  Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr..  Produced by Howard W. Koch.  Music by Nelson Riddle.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by Cecil Beaton, Arnold Scaasi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton. University student Barbra Streisand checks into psychiatrist Yves Montand‘s office for…

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Three Seats For The 26th (1988)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Trois Places Pour Le 26 France, 1988.  Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Claude Berri.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Sabine Mamou.   Jacques Demy’s last film is a pleasant tribute to his favourite genre of musicals.  Yves…

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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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Z (1969)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Algeria, 1969.  Valoria Films, Reggane Films, Office National pour le Commerce et l’Industrie Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jorge Semprun, based on the novel by Vasilis Vasilikos.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Jacques Perrin, Ahmed Rachedi.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.   Jean-Louis Trintignant stars in…

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Choice Of Arms (1981)

ALAIN CORNEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Choix Des Armes France, 1981.  France 2, Parafrance Films, Sara Films.  Screenplay by Alain Corneau, Michel Grisolia.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Film Editing by Thierry Derocles. Stylish thriller about two convicts who escape from prison and kill…

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The Wages Of Fear (1953)

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  Original title:  La Salaire De la Peur France/Italy, 1953.  Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique, Filmsonor, Vera Films, Fono Roma.  Adaptation and dialogue by Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jerome Geronimi, based on the novel by Georges Arnaud.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raymond Borderie, Henri-Georges Clouzot.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Rene Renoux.  Film Editing by Madeleine…

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