The Pied Piper (1972)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/West Germany/USA, 1972.  Sagittarius Productions, Goodtimes Enterprises.   Screenplay by Andrew Birkin, Jacques Demy, Mark Peploe, based on the fairy tale by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm and the poem by Robert Browning.  Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by David Puttnam, Sanford Lieberson.  Music by Donovan.  Production Design…

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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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Maleficent (2014)

ROBERT STROMBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 2014.  Roth Films, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Linda Woolverton, based on the motion picture Sleeping Beauty, Story by Erdman Penner, Screenplay by Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta, based on the story Little Briar Rose by Jacob Grimm, and Wilhelm Grimm, and the…

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

DAVID HAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1937.  Walt Disney Productions.Story adaptation by Ted Sears, Richard Creedon, Otto Englander, Dick Rickard, Earl Hurd, Merrill De Maris, Dorothy Ann Blank, Webb Smith, based on the fairy tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Walt Disney.  Music by Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith.  Production Design by Ken Anderson,…

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Tangled (2010)

NATHAN GRENO, BYRON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, additional story by Dean Wellins, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Douglas Rogers.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2010.  Golden Globe…

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Snow White: A Tale of Terror

BB.5 (out of 5) An attempt to bring a little bit more fear to the Grimm Brothers story of generational warfare is admirable but, frankly, unnecessary in this unimpressive thriller. Monica Keena is such a washout in the lead role that it is hard to feel sorry for her when she is made the object…

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