American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Turkish Delight (1973)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Turks Fruit Alternate title:  The Sensualist Netherlands, 1973.  Verenigde Nederlandsche Filmcompagnie.  Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, based on the novel by Jan Wolkers.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Rogier van Otterloo.  Production Design by Strengholt Laurens.  Film Editing by Jan Bosdriesz.  Academy Awards 1973. Paul Verhoeven had his first international success with this…

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Equilibrium (2002)

KURT WIMMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2002.  Dimension Films, Blue Tulip Productions.  Screenplay by Kurt Wimmer.  Cinematography by Dion Beebe.  Produced by Jan de Bont, Lucas Foster.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume Design by Joseph A. Porro.  Film Editing by Tom Rolf, William Yeh.  Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2002.   Guns have been added to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit…

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The Jewel Of The Nile (1985)

LEWIS TEAGUE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1985.  SLM Production Group, Stone Group Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Diane Thomas.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Michael Douglas.  Music by Jack Nitzsche.  Production Design by Richard Dawking, Terry Knight.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, Michael Ellis.   One of…

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Shining Through (1992)

DAVID SELTZER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1992.  Twentieth Century Fox, Sandollar Productions, Peter V. Miller Investment Corp..  Screenplay by David Seltzer, based on the novel by Susan Isaacs.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Carol Baum, Howard Rosenman.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   This war drama provides…

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Flatliners (1990)

JOEL SCHUMACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Stonebridge Entertainment.  Screenplay by Peter Filardi.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rick Bieber, Michael Douglas.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Eugenio Zanetti.  Costume Design by Susan Becker.  Film Editing by Robert Brown.  Academy Awards 1990. Apparently medical school doesn’t keep you busy enough: a group of students find…

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Minority Report (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, DreamWorks, Cruise/Wagner Productions, Blue Tulip Productions, Ronald Shusett/Gary Goldman, Digital Image Associates.  Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the short story by Philip K. Dick.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Bonnie Curtis, Jan de Bont, Gerald R. Molen, Walter F. Parkes.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design…

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Basic Instinct (1992)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/France, 1992.  Carolco Pictures, Canal+.  Screenplay by Joe Eszterhas.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Alan Marshall.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Frank J. Urioste.  Academy Awards 1992.  Cannes Film Festival 1992.  Golden Globe Awards 1992. Sharon Stone is so fantastic she makes a trashy film…

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The Fourth Man (1983)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  De Vierde Man The Netherlands, 1983.  Rob Houwer Productions, Verenigde Nederlandsche Filmcompagnie.  Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, based on the novel by Gerard Reve.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Loek Dikker.  Production Design by Roland de Groot.  Costume Design by Elly Claus.  Film Editing by Ine Schenkkan.  National Board of…

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The Hunt For Red October (1990)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1990.  Paramount Pictures, Mace Neufeld Productions, Nina Saxon Film Design.  Screenplay by Larry Ferguson, Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Mace Neufeld.  Music by Basil Poledouris.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by James W. Tyson.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler, John Wright.  Academy Awards 1990.  …

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Die Hard (1988)

JOHN McTIERNAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  Twentieth Century Fox, Gordon Company, Silver Pictures.  Screenplay by Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza, based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Jackson De Govia.  Costume Design by Marilyn Vance.  Film Editing by…

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Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Warner Bros., Silver Pictures, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Story by Jeffrey Boam, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, Robert Mark Kamen, based on characters created by Shane Black.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Richard Donner, Joel Silver.  Music by Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen, David Sanborn.  Production Design by James H. Spencer.  Costume…

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