Ran (1985)

AKIRA KUROSAWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Japan, 1985.  Greenwich Film Productions, Herald Ace, Nippon Herald Films.  Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide, based on the play King Lear by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Asakazu Nakai, Takao Saito, Shoji Ueda.  Produced by Masato Hara, Serge Silberman.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Production Design by Shinobu Muraki, Yoshiro Muraki.  Costume Design by…

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A.K. (1985)

CHRIS MARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  France/Japan, 1985.  Greenwich Film Productions, Herald Ace, Nippon Herald Films.  Screenplay by Chris Marker.  Cinematography by Frans-Yves Marescot.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Music by Toru Takemitsu.  Film Editing by Chris Marker.   A marvelous companion piece to Akira Kurosawa’s Ran that fans will thoroughly enjoy.  Chris Marker gets a close up view of the…

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That Obscure Object Of Desire (1977)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Cet Obscur Object Du Desir France/Spain, 1977.  Greenwich Film Productions, Les Films Galaxie, In-Cine Compañía Industrial Cinematográfica.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere, inspired by the book La Femme et le Pantin by Pierre Louys.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design…

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The Phantom Of Liberty (1974)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Le Fantome De La Liberte Italy/France, 1974.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.  Luis Bunuel takes the touches of surrealism he used in The Discreet Charm of The…

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The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie France/Italy/Spain, 1972.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.   Hilarious satire about upper-class life as seen by the…

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The Milky Way (1969)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Voie Lactee West Germany/Italy, 1969.  Greenwich Film Productions, Fraia Film.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Music by Luis Bunuel.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Louisette Hautecoeur. Two modern-day pilgrims (actually beggars) make the journey from France to Spain’s…

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Diva (1981)

JEAN-JACQUES BEINEIX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France, 1981.  Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Productions, France 2.  Adaptation by Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jean Van Hamme, dialogue by Jean-Jacques Beineix, based on the novel by Daniel Odier.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Irene Silberman, Serge Silberman.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hilton McConnico.  Costume Design by Hilton McConnico.  Film Editing by…

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