Doctor In The House (1954)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1954.  Group Film Productions Limited.  Screenplay by Nicholas Phipps, Richard Gordon, based on the book by Richard Gordon.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Bruce Montgomery.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Gerald Thomas.   Hilarious comedy that inspired a series of sequels….

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The Fallen Idol (1948)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1948.  London Film Productions.  Screenplay by Graham Greene, additional dialogue by Lesley Storm, William Templeton, based on the story The Basement Room by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal. Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Vincent Korda, James Sawyer.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker.  Film Editing by Oswald…

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The Small Back Room (1949)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Hour Of Glory United Kingdom, 1949.  The Archers, London Film Productions.  Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the novel by Nigel Balchin.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Brian Easdale.  Production Design by Hein Heckroth.  Costume Design by Josephine…

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Berserk

JIM O’CONNOLLY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Herman Cohen Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Aben Kandel, Herman Cohen.  Cinematography by Desmond Dickinson. Produced by Herman Cohen.  Music by John Scott.  Production Design by Maurice Pelling.  Costume Design by Jay Hutchinson Scott.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.   This hilariously goofy thriller’s kitschy qualities are what make it so entertaining….

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Born Free

BBBBB (out of 5) The joyous tale of Elsa the lioness that has entertained all ages for decades is still just as fresh and moving now as it was in 1966. The story centres around the true-life story of Joy and George Adamson, an English couple (real-life husband and wife acting team Virginia McKenna and…

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Carlo Ponti Production.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.  Academy Awards 1965.  Cannes Film Festival 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1965.  National Board of Review Awards…

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The Living Daylights (1987)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1987.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the story by Ian Fleming. Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Davies, John Grover.   A better Bond adventure hadn’t…

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A View To A Kill (1985)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the story by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Davies.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.   Roger Moore was far…

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Octopussy (1983)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  United Artists, Eon Productions. Screen story and Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the stories Octopussy and The Property of a Lady by Ian Fleming. Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume…

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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1981.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the stories For Your Eyes Only and Risico by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Waller.  Film Editing by John Grover.  Academy Awards 1981.  Golden…

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Moonraker (1979)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Francee, 1979.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Jacques Fonteray.  Film Editing by John Glen.  Academy Awards 1979. James Bond reaches for the…

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by John Glen.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977. Long considered to be…

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