Trog (1970)

FREDDIE FRANCIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Herman Cohen Productions.  Original story by Peter Bryan, John Gilling, Screenplay by Aben Kandel.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson.  Produced by Herman Cohen.   Music by John Scott.   Production Design by Geoffrey Tozer.   Costume Design by Ron Beck.  Film Editing by Oswald Hafenrichter. Geologists exploring a…

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Berserk (1967)

JIM O’CONNOLLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Herman Cohen Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson. Produced by Herman Cohen.  Music by John Scott.  Production Design by Maurice Pelling.  Costume Design by Jay Hutchinson Scott.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.   This hilariously goofy thriller’s kitschy qualities are what make it so entertaining….

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Hamlet (1948)

LAURENCE OLIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1948.  Two Cities Films.  Based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson.  Produced by Reginald Beck.  Music by William Walton.  Production Design Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Hennings.  Film Editing by Helga Cranston.  Podcast: My Criterions.   Moody, atmospheric adaptation of the Bard’s most popular tragedy, directed with noirish zeal by Laurence Olivier….

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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…

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The Browning Version (1951)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Javelin Films.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on his play.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson.  Produced by Teddy Baird.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by John D. Guthridge.   Immensely intelligent but at the same entertaining adaptation by Terence Rattigan of his own one-act play, lifted…

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