Accident (1967)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1967. Royal Avenue Chelsea. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Nicholas Mosley. Cinematography by Gerry Fisher. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen. Music by John Dankworth. Production Design by Carmen Dillon. Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson. Film Editing by Reginald Beck. Cannes…

Rate this:

X Y & Zee (1972)

BRIAN G. HUTTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Zee And Co. United Kingdom, 1972.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Zee Company.  Screenplay by Edna O’Brien.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Jay Kanter, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.  Golden Globe Awards 1972. Trash should always be…

Rate this:

A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the…

Rate this:

The Prince And The Showgirl

LAURENCE OLIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1957.  Warner Bros., Marilyn Monroe Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on his play The Sleeping Prince. Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Laurence Olivier.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Magnificent performances atone for a sluggish pace and…

Rate this:

I Could Go On Singing (1963)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Barbican Films.  Story by Robert Dozier, Screenplay by Mayo Simon.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Stuart Millar, Lawrence Turman.  Music by Mort Lindsey.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by John Shirley.   Judy Garland made her very last completed film in this marginally impressive musical, shot entirely…

Rate this:

The Servant (1963)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Elstree Distributors, Springbok Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Robin Maugham.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.  New York Film Critics Awards 1964.  …

Rate this:

Modesty Blaise (1966)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Modesty Blaise Ltd., Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the comic strip by Peter O’Donnell, Jim Holdaway. Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.  Cannes Film Festival 1966. She’s…

Rate this:

Pandora And The Flying Dutchman (1951)

ALBERT LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Dorkay Productions, Romulus Films.  Story and Screenplay by Albert Lewin.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Joe Kaufmann, Albert Lewin.  Music by Alan Rawsthorne.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Romance is often this ridiculous but rarely so lush and enjoyable at the…

Rate this:

The Importance Of Being Earnest (1952)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1952.  Javelin Films, British Film-Makers.  Screenplay by Anthony Asquith, based on the play by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson.  Produced by Anthony Asquith, Teddy Baird.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge.   This is the very best-ever adaptation of an Oscar Wilde…

Rate this: