The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

TERENCE FISHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1959. Hammer Films. Screenplay by Peter Bryan, based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle. Cinematography by Jack Asher. Produced by Anthony Hinds. Music by James Bernard. Production Design by Bernard Robinson. Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot. Film Editing by Alfred Cox. One of the…

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The Slipper And The Rose: The Story Of Cinderella (1976)

BRYAN FORBES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB United Kingdom, 1976. Paradine Co-Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, based on the story Cendrillon by Charles Perrault. Cinematography by Tony Imi. Produced by Stuart Lyons. Music by Angela Morley. Production Design by Ray Simm. Costume Design by Julie Harris. Film Editing…

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The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson, based on the novel Le Pont de la Riviere Kwai by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by John Wilson-Apperson.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   American…

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Ben-Hur (1959)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1959.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, based on the novel by Lew Wallace.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Vittorio Valentini.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by John D. Duning, Ralph E. Winters.   “Gorgeously junky” is how uncredited screenwriter Gore Vidal described this pseudo-Bible…

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Barry Lyndon (1975)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB United Kingdom, 1975.  Peregrine, Hawk Films, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel The Memoirs Of Barry Lyndon, esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray.  Cinematography by John Alcott.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Leonard Rosenman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero, Ulla-Britt Soderlund.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.  …

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Stage Fright (1950)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Whitfield Cook, adaptation by Alma Reville, based on the novel Man Running by Selwyn Jepson.  Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Leighton Lucas.  Production Design by Terence Verity.  Costume Design by Christian Dior.  Film Editing by Edward B. Jarvis.  Even the camera plays…

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