Robinson Crusoe (1954)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Mexico, 1954.  Producciones Tepeyac, Oscar Dancigers Production.  Screenplay by Hugo Butler, Luis Bunuel, based on the novel by Daniel Defoe.  Cinematography by Alex Phillips.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers.  Music by Anthony Collins.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage, Alberto Valenzuela.   Daniel Defoe’s classic novel…

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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

JOHN STURGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1960.  The Mirisch Company, Alpha Productions, Alpha.  Screenplay by William Roberts, based on the screenplay Shichinin No Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni.  Cinematography by Charles Lang.  Produced by John Sturges.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Ferris Webster.   Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is remade for the…

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Nazarin (1959)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Mexico, 1959.  Producciones Barbachano Ponce.  Adapted for the screen by Luis Bunuel, Julio Alejandro, dialogue by Emilio Carballido, based on the novel by Benito Perez Galdos.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Manuel Barbachano Ponce.  Music by Rodolfo Halffter.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Costume Design by Georgette Somohano.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   A young…

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Death In The Garden (1956)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Mort En Ce Jardin France/Mexico, 1956.  Dismage, Producciones Tepeyac.  Adaptation by Luis Alcoriza, Luis Bunuel, Raymond Queneau, dialogue by Raymond Queneau, Gabriel Arout, based on the novel by Jose-Andre Lacour.  Cinematography by Jorge Stahl Jr..  Produced by David Mage.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Costume Design by Georgette…

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El (1953)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  This Strange Passion Mexico, 1953.  Producciones Tepeyac.  Story and adaptation by Luis Bunuel, Luis Alcoriza, based on the novel by Mercedes Pinto.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers.  Music by Luis Hernandez Breton.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Costume Design by Henri de Chatillon.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   One of Luis…

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Los Olvidados (1950)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Young And The Damned Mexico, 1950.  Ultramar Films.  Screenplay by Luis Alcoriza, Luis Bunuel.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Oscar Dancigers, Sergio Kogan, Jaime A. Menasce.  Music by Rodolfo Halffter, Gustavo Pittaluga.  Production Design by Edward Fitzgerald.  Film Editing by Carlos Savage.   Luis Bunuel’s first internationally acclaimed film was this brilliant…

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