Moderato Cantabile (1960)

PETER BROOK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Alternate title:  Seven Days… Seven Nights France/Italy, 1960.  Documento Film, Iéna Productions.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras, Gérard Jarlot, based on the novel by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Armand Thirard.  Produced by Raoul Levy.  Production Design by Robert André.  Film Editing by Albert Jurgenson. In a small, rainy hamlet…

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Le Doulos (1962)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy, 1962.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Pierre Lesou.  Cinematography by Nicolas Hayer.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Paul Misraki.  Production Design by Daniel Gueret.  Film Editing by Monique Bonnot.   Terrific French detective story by Jean-Pierre Melville. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays a…

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Leon Morin, Priest (1961)

JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Leon Morin, Pretre France/Italy, 1961.  Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay and dialogue by Jean-Pierre Melville, based on the novel by Beatrix Beck.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Martial Solal.  Production Design by Daniel Gueret.  Costume Design by Paulette Breil.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Meppiel.   A French…

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Le Professionnel (1981)

GEORGES LAUTNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 1981.  Cerito Films, Les Films Ariane.  Screenplay by Jacques Audiard, Michel Audiard, Georges Lautner, based on the novel by Patrick Alexander.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Alain Belmondo, Jean-Paul Belmondo.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Eric Moulard.  Costume Design by Paulette Breil.  Film Editing by Michelle David.   Jean-Paul Belmondo is arrested in…

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Les Miserables (1995)

CLAUDE LELOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 1995.  Canal+, Les Films 13, TF1.  Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Claude Lelouch, Philippe Pavans de Ceccatty.  Produced by Claude Lelouch.  Music by Didier Barbelievien.  Production Design by Jacques Bufnoir, Laurent Tesseyre.  Costume Design by Dominique Borg.  Film Editing by Helene de Luze.   Not an adaptation of…

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Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Sirene Du Mississipi France/Italy, 1969.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Produzioni Associate Delphos.  Adaptation and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich.  Cinematography by Denys Clerval.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Claude Pignot.  Costume Design by Yves Saint-Laurent.  Film…

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Pierrot Le Fou (1965)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1965.  Films Georges de Beauregard, Rome Paris Films, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the novel Obsession by Lionel White.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Film Editing by Francoise Collin.   Jean-Paul Belmondo…

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A Woman Is A Woman (1961)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Une Femme Est Une Femme Italy/France, 1961.  Euro International Film, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, based on a story by Genevieve Cluny.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Agnes…

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Breathless (1960)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  A Bout De Souffle France, 1960.  Les Films Impéria, Les Productions Georges de Beauregard, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie.  Story by Francois Truffaut, Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.  Music by Martial Solal.  Production Design by Clement Hurel.  Film Editing by Cecile Decugis. Jean-Luc Godard captured the…

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The Thief Of Paris (1967)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Voleur France/Italy, 1967.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Louis Malle, dialogue by Daniel Boulanger,based on the novel by Georges Darien.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Georges Laurent, J.F. Malle, Alain Queffelean.  Music by Henri Lanoe.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design…

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Casino Royale (1967)

VAL GUEST, KEN HUGHES, JOHN HUSTON, JOSEPH McGRATH, ROBERT PARRISH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1967.  Famous Artist Productions.  Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers, suggested by the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Jerry Bresler, Charles K. Feldman.  Music by Burt Bacharach.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Julie…

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Chocolat (1988)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/West Germany/Cameroon, 1988.  Caroline Productions, Cerito Films, Cinémanuel, La Sept Cinéma, Le F.O.D.I.C. Cameroun, MK2 Productions, TF1 Films Production, Wim Wenders Productions.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Robert Alazraki.  Produced by Alain Belmondo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gerard Crosnier.  Music by Abdullah Ibrahim.  Production Design by Thierry Flamand.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing…

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