Puberty Blues (1981)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia, 1981. Limelight Productions. Screenplay by Margaret Kelly, based on the novel by Kathy Lette, Gabrielle Carey. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Margaret Kelly, Joan Long. Music by Tim Finn, Les Gock. Production Design by David Copping. Costume Design by Sue Armstrong. Film Editing by William…

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Don’s Party (1976)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Australia, 1976. Double Head, The Australian Film Commission. Screenplay by David Williamson, based on his play. Cinematography by Donald McAlpine. Produced by Phillip Adams. Production Design by Rhoisin Harrison. Costume Design by Anna Senior. Film Editing by William M. Anderson. It’s the night of the 1969 parliamentary…

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Mister Johnson (1990)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1990. Avenue Pictures.  Screenplay by William Boyd, based on the novel by Joyce Cary.  Cinematography by Peter James. Produced by Michael Fitzgerald.  Music by Georges Delerue. Production Design by Herbert Pinter. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon. Bruce Beresford returns audiences to…

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Peace, Love And Misunderstanding (2011)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2011.  BCDF Pictures.  Screenplay by Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski.  Cinematography by Andre Fleuren.  Produced by Jonathan Burkhart, Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra, Lauren Munsch.  Music by Spencer David Hutchings.  Production Design by Carl Sprague.  Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir.  Film Editing by John David Allen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2011.   Fans of Jane Fonda will find this…

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Double Jeopardy (1999)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/Canada/USA, 1999.  Paramount Pictures, MFP Munich Film Partners GmbH & Company I. Produktions KG, British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit.  Screenplay by David Weisberg, Douglas Cook.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Leonard Goldberg.  Music by Normand Corbeil.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Linda M. Bass, Rudy Dillon.  Film Editing by Mark…

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Paradise Road (1997)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Australia/USA, 1997.  Samson Productions Pty. Ltd., Planet Pictures, YTC Motion Picture Investments, Village Roadshow Pictures.  Story by David Giles, Martin Meader, Screenplay by Bruce Beresford, based on the diaries of Betty Jeffrey.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Greg Coote, Sue Milliken.  Music by Ross Edwards.  Production Design by Herbert Pinter.  Costume Design by Terry Ryan.  Film…

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Last Dance (1996)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures.  Story by Steven Haft, Ron Koslow, Screenplay by Ron Koslow.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Steven Haft.  Music by Mark Isham. Production Design by John Stoddart.  Costume Design by Colleen Kelsall.  Film Editing by John Bloom.   If this film were equal to Sharon Stone‘s performance in the lead, it would…

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Silent Fall (1994)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1994.  Kouf/Bigelow Productions, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by James G. Robinson.  Music by Stewart Copeland.  Production Design by John Stoddart.  Costume Design by Colleen Kelsall.  Film Editing by Ian Crafford.   Ridiculous ‘psychological’ thriller stars an overbearing Richard Dreyfuss as a child psychiatrist who abandoned his work years…

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  The Zanuck Company.  Screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.  Academy Awards 1989.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989.  National Board…

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Crimes Of The Heart (1986)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1986.  De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Beth Henley, based on her play.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.  New York Film Critics Awards 1986. Three very different sisters…

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Tender Mercies (1983)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  Antron Media Production, EMI Films. Screenplay by Horton Foote.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Philip Hobel.  Music by George Dreyfus.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.  Academy Awards 1983.  Cannes Film Festival 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.  National Board of Review Awards 1983.   New York Film Critics Awards 1983.  …

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Breaker Morant (1980)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Australia, 1980.  The South Australian Film Corporation, The Australian Film Commission, 7 Network, Pact Productions.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hardy, David Stevens, Bruce Beresford, based on the play by Kenneth G. Moss, additional material from The Breaker by Kit Denton.  Cinematography by Donald McAlpine.  Produced by Matt Carroll.  Production Design by David Copping.  Costume…

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