Masquerade (1988)

BOB SWAIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1988. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Michael Levy Enterprises. Screenplay by Dick Wolf. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Michael I. Levy. Music by John Barry. Production Design by John Kasarda. Costume Design by John Boxer. Film Editing by Scott Conrad. Cashing in on the popularity of steamy erotic thrillers…

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The Homecoming (1973)

PETER HALL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom/USA, 1973. Cinévision Ltée, The American Film Theatre. Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on his play. Cinematography by David Watkin. Produced by Ely A. Landau. Production Design by John Bury. Costume Design by Joan Bridge, Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Rex Pyke. The Royal Shakespeare Company…

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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Mahogany (1975)

BERRY GORDY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1975.  Motown Productions, Nikor Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Toni Amber, Screenplay by John Byrum.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Jack Ballard, Rob Cohen.  Music by Michael Masser.  Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola, Leon Erickson.  Costume Design by Diana Ross.  Film Editing by Peter Zinner.  Diana Ross follows her triumph as Billie…

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Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Michael Annals.  Costume Design by Michael Annals.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Tony Richardson follows his Oscar winning Tom…

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Help! (1965)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Walter Shenson Films, Subafilms.  Story by Marc Behm, Screenplay by Marc Behm, Charles Wood.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Walter Shenson.  Music by Paul McCartney, Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith. The Beatles went straight into production of their second film…

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Tea With Mussolini (1999)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/United Kingdom, 1999.  Cattleya, Cineritmo, Medusa Film, Film and General Productions.  Screenplay by John Mortimer, based on the autobiography by Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Clive Parsons, Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music by Stefano Arnaldi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Carlo Centolavigna, Biagio Fersini, Fiorella Mariani.  Costume Design by Anna Anni, Jenny…

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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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Hamlet (1990)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 1990.  Canal+, Carolco Pictures, Icon Productions, Marquis, Nelson Entertainment, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Endless Love (1981)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  USA, 1981.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.  Screenplay by Judith Rascoe, based on the novel by Scott Spencer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Pamela Abdy, Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz, Scott Stuber.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by Clay A. Griffith.  Costume Design by Stacey Battat.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon.   This is quite simply…

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Yentl (1983)

BARBRA STREISAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Ladbroke, Barwood Films, United Artists.  Screenplay by Jack Rosenthal, Barbra Streisand, based on the story Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Rusty Lemorande, Barbra Streisand.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Barbra Streisand fans…

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