Partners (1982)

JAMES BURROWS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB .  USA, 1982.  Paramount Pictures, Aaron Russo Productions.  Screenplay by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Richard Sylbert.  Costume Design by Wayne A. Finkelman.  Film Editing by Danford B. Greene, Stephen Lovejoy.  Podcast:  Bad Gay Movies.  …

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Three Fugitives (1989)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1989.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, based on his film Les Fugitifs.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.  Music by David McHugh.  Production Design by Rick Carter.  Costume Design by April Ferry.  Film Editing by Bruce Green. Francis Veber remakes his own Les Fugitifs for the…

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The Closet (2001)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Placard France, 2001.  Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, Canal+.  Screenplay and dialogue by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Patrice Ledoux.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Georges Klotz. Francis Veber has the ability to make comedies whose feeling is light but whose…

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The Dinner Game (1998)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Diners De Con France, 1998.  Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, TPS Cinéma.  Written by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Alain Poire.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Georges Klotz.  Toronto International Film Festival 1998. Excellent comedy that provides plenty of laughs, skillfully adapted by…

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La Cage Aux Folles (1978)

EDOUARD MOLINARO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  France/Italy, 1978.  Da Ma Produzione, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Screenplay by Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret, based on the play by Jean Poiret.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Marcello Danon.  Music by Ennio Morricone. Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design by Ambra Danon.  Film Editing by Monique Isnardon, Robert Isnardon.  Academy Awards…

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The Birdcage (1996)

MIKE NICHOLS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1996.   United Artists.   Screenplay by Elaine May, based on the screenplay by Francis Veber, Edouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Jean Poiret, from the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret.   Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.   Produced by Mike Nichols.   Music by Stephen Sondheim.   Production Design by Bo Welch.   Costume…

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