Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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‘Round Midnight (1986)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1986.  Little Bear, PECF.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, French translation by Colo Tavernier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Armand Psenny.  Academy Awards 1986.  Golden Globe Awards 1986.   National Board of Review Awards…

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Intersection (1994)

MARK RYDELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1994.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Marshall Brickman, based on a screenplay by Paul Guimard, Jean-Loup Dabadie, Claude Sautet, and the novel by Paul Guimard.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Mark Rydell, Bud Yorkin.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Harold Michelson.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.  …

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Sabrina (1995)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Germany/USA, 1995.  Constellation Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Mont Blanc Entertainment GmbH, Paramount Pictures, Sandollar Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Worldwide.  Screenplay by Barbara Benedek, David Rayfiel, based on the earlier screenplay by Billy Wilder, Samuel A. Taylor, Ernest Lehman, from the play Sabrina Fair by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by…

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The Firm (1993)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA, 1993.  Davis Entertainment, Mirage Enterprises, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel, based on the novel by John Grisham.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by John Davis, Sydney Pollack, Scott Rudin.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp,…

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Havana (1990)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1990.  Mirage Enterprises, Universal Pictures.  Story by Judith Rascoe, Screenplay by Judith Rascoe, David Rayfiel.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Sydney Pollack, Richard Roth.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Bernie Pollack.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 1990.  Golden Globe Awards 1990.   Modern reworking of Casablanca suffers…

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Three Days Of The Condor (1975)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Wildwood Enterprises.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel, based on the novel Six Days Of The Condor by James Grady.  Cinematography by Owen Roizman.  Produced by Stanley Schneider.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Don Guidice.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe…

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