The Destructors (1974)

ROBERT PARRISH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    Alternate Title: The Marseille Contract United Kingdom/France, 1974.  Kettledrum Films, PECF.  Screenplay by Judd Bernard.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Judd Bernard.  Music by Roy Budd.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Andree Demarez.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen. Anthony Quinn plays an…

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Rollerball (1975)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1975.  Algonquin.  Screenplay by William Harrison, based on his short story Roller Ball Murder).  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   In 2018, war has been abolished and so has any form of government, replaced…

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Boom (1968)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1968.  World Film Services, Moo.  n Lake, Universal Pictures, John Heyman Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, based on his play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by…

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Hedda (1975)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Bowden Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Trevor Nunn, based on the play Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen.  by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Enders.  Music by Laurie Johnson.  Production Design by Ted Tester.  Costume Design by John Napier.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner.  Academy Awards 1975.  Golden Globe Awards 1975.   The Royal Shakespeare Company…

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The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

CHARLES CRICHTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1953.  Ealing Studios, Michael Balcon Productions.  Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Michael Truman.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by C.P. Norman.  Film Editing by Seth Holt.   Delightful comedy from the halcyon days of Ealing’s reign over the British film industry.  The route between Titfield and Mallingford is…

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Lady Jane (1986)

TREVOR NUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Capital Equipment Leasing, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Chris Bryant, Screenplay by David Edgar.  Cinematography by Derek V. Browne, Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Peter Snell.  Music by Stephen Oliver.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Sue Blane, David Perry.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   An impressive performance by a young…

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The Servant (1963)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Elstree Distributors, Springbok Productions.  Screenplay by Harold Pinter, based on the novel by Robin Maugham.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Joseph Losey, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Reginald Mills.  New York Film Critics Awards 1964.  …

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The Pirates Of Penzance (1983)

WILFORD LEACH Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Universal Pictures, St. Michael Finance Limited, Timothy Burrill Productions.  Screenplay by Wilford Leach, based on the operetta by William S. Gilbert.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Joseph Papp.  Music by Arthur Sullivan.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Tom Rand.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.   Gilbert and…

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Watts.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Julia (1977)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Alvin Sargent, based on the story Pentimento by Lillian Hellman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Gene Callahan, Carmen Dillon, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Anthea Sylbert.  Film Editing by Marcel Durham, Walter Murch.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977. …

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison, based on the rock opera by Tim Rice.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Robert Stigwood.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andre Previn.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe Awards 1973. A…

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