Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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The Great Escape (1963)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1963.  The Mirisch Company.  Screenplay by James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, based on the book by Paul Brickhill.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by John Sturges.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Fernando Carrere.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   A huge cast of actors is assembled for this exciting wartime adventure. Steve McQueen heads…

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Billy Budd (1962)

PETER USTINOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Allied Artists Pictures, Anglo Allied.  Screenplay by Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen, based on the play by Louis O. Coxe and Robert H. Chapman and the novel Billy Budd, Foretopman by Herman Melville.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Peter Ustinov.  Music by Antony Hopkins.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume…

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Watcher In The Woods (1980)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. USA/United Kingdom, 1980.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Clemens, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding, based on the novel A Watcher In The Woods by Florence Engel Randall.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Ron Miller.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot. This one’s a…

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A Night To Remember (1958)

ROY WARD BAKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 United Kingdom, 1958.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by Eric Ambler, based on the book by Walter Lord.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by William MacQuitty.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Sidney Hayers.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Before James Cameron, this was the definitive film about…

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