The Deep (1977)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Casablanca Filmworks, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn, based on the novel by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Peter Guber.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by David Berlatsky.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977.  The success of Jaws meant…

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Corridors Of Blood (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions, Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Jean Scott Rogers.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Emma Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew.   The presence of Boris Karloff and a title with so little subtlety will make you…

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Papillon (1973)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1973.  Corona-General.  Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the book by Henri Charriere.  Cinematography by Fred J. Koenekamp.  Produced by Robert Dorfmann, Franklin J. Schaffner.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Robert Swink.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. Another prison movie…

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Dune (1984)

DAVID LYNCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 1984.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by David Lynch, based on the novel by Frank Herbert.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Raffaella De Laurentiis.  Music by Totò.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Bob Ringwood.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.  Academy Awards 1984.   Frank Herbert’s immensely popular science-fiction novel (the first in a series)…

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

STANLEY KUBRICK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1968.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Stanley Kubrick Productions.  Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, based on the story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Stanley Kubrick.  Music by Patrick Moore.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Harry Lange, Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Hardy Amies.  Film Editing by Ray…

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Clan Of The Cave Bear

BB (out of 5) Following the masterpiece of Quest For Fire, a film adaptation of Jean Auel’s famous novel series seemed a perfect idea; sadly, the end result is a lot closer to Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C. than the Jean-Jacques Annaud classic. Daryl Hannah plays a human girl who is separated from…

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Buffalo Bill And The Indians, Or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Lion’s Gate Films, Talent Associates-Norton Simon.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Robert Altman, based on the play Indians by Arthur Kopit.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Richard Baskin.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Peter Appleton, Dennis M….

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