Eye Of the Devil (1966)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Alternate Title: 13 United Kingdom, 1966. Filmways Pictures. Screenplay by Robin Estridge, Dennis Murphy, based on the novel by Robin Estridge. Cinematography by Erwin Hillier. Produced by John Calley, Martin Ransohoff. Music by Gary McFarland. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Costume Design by John Furniss. Film…

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Evil Under The Sun (1982)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom, 1982. EMI Films, Titan Productions, Mersham Productions Ltd.. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by John Brabourne, Richard Goodwin. Music by John Lanchbery. Production Design by Elliot Scott. Costume Design by Anthony Powell. Film Editing…

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Tom Thumb (1958)

GEORGE PAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1958. Galaxy Pictures Limited.  Screenplay by Ladislas Fodor, based on the story by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by George Pal.  Music by Douglas Gamley, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Olga Lehmann.  Film Editing by Frank…

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Operation Crossbow (1965)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Baroda, Bentley Productions, Jason Films, Monica Corp., Monmouth, Pennebaker-Baroda Productions.  Story by Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter. British intelligence sends three men…

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Labyrinth (1986)

JIM HENSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1986.  Henson Associates, Lucasfilm, The Jim Henson Company, Delphi V Productions, Henson Organisation, TriStar Pictures.  Story by Dennis Lee, Jim Henson, Screenplay by Terry Jones.  Cinematography by Alex Thomson.  Produced by Eric Rattray.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Ellis Flyte, Brian Froud.  Film Editing by John Grover.   An…

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Dragonslayer (1981)

MATTHEW ROBBINS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Productions. Screenplay by Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Derek Vanlint.  Produced by Hal Barwood.  Music by Alex North.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   If it were only for production value, this would be a highly recommended adventure film,…

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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.   Gilbert and Sullivan’s best-known operetta…

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Children Of The Damned (1964)

ANTON LEADER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Lawrence P. Bachmann Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios.  Screenplay by John Briley, based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Lawrence P. Bachmann.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Boring sequel to the terrific original has very…

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The Haunting (1963)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Humphrey Searle.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Maude Churchill.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Shy, neurotic Julie Harris lives under the thumb…

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Watcher In The Woods (1980)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. USA/United Kingdom, 1980.  Walt Disney Productions.  Screenplay by Brian Clemens, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding, based on the novel A Watcher In The Woods by Florence Engel Randall.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Ron Miller.  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot. This one’s a…

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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.   Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)…

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The Americanization Of Emily (1964)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1964.  Filmways Pictures.  Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Hans Peters, Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Bill Thomas.  Film Editing by Tom McAdoo.   A comedy about D-Day? In Paddy…

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