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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Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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Star Wars (1977)

GEORGE LUCAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.   Screenplay by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Gary Kurtz.   Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Barry.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by Richard Chew, Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas.   This science-fiction blockbuster breathed new life into the genre by creating a…

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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  Prominent Features, Laura Film, Allied Filmmakers.  Screenplay by Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam, based on the novel by Gottfried August Burger, Rudolph Erich Raspe.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Thomas Schuhly.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Peter Hollywood.   The visual…

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Brazil (1985)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Embassy International Pictures.  Screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown.  Cinematography by Roger Pratt.  Produced by Arnon Milchan.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Norman Garwood.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Julian Doyle.  Podcasts:  My Criterions.   Terry Gilliam’s impressive vision of a ‘retro-future’ has lost a little of its…

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