The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1970.  The Mirisch Production Company, Mirisch Films, Sir Nigel Films, Phalanx Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing…

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Saturday Night And Sunday Morning (1960)

KAREL REISZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Woodfall Film Productions. Screenplay by Alan Sillitoe, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Tony Richardson.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Edward Marshall.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine, Barbara Gillett.  Film Editing by Seth Holt. The Angry Young Man genre of British filmmaking rarely did better…

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A Man For All Seasons (1966)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Highland Films.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Fred Zinnemann.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   The Best Picture Oscar winner of 1966 is this powerful adaptation of…

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Amjo Productions.  Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman.  Cinematography by Harry Waxman.  Produced by Blake Edwards.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Tiny Nicholls, Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Alan Jones.   Clouseau is back, and Herbert Lom‘s Inspector Dreyfus is determined to get rid of him…

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Equus (1977)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Persky-Bright Productions, Winkast Film Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elliott Kastner, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   A socially dysfunctional stable boy (Peter Firth) blinds six horses…

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Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1974.  EMI Film Distributors, G.W. Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   The seventies saw a few Agatha…

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