The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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La Truite (1982)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1982.  Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, S.F.P.C., Partner’s Productions.  Adaptation by Monique Lange, Joseph Losey, dialogue by Monique Lange, based on the novel by Roger Vailland.  Cinematography by Henri Alekan.  Produced by Yves Rousset-Rouar.  Music by Richard Hartley.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Marie Castro-Vasquez. Sometimes…

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Speaking Of Bunuel (2000)

JOSE LUIS LOPEZ-LINARES, JAVIER RIOYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  A Proposito De Bunuel Alternate title:  Regarding Bunuel Mexico/Spain/France/USA, 2000.  Cero en Conducta S.L., Filmoteca de la UNAM, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Producciones Amaranta.  Screenplay by Agustin Sanchez Vidal.  Cinematography by Mauricio Villavecchia.  Produced by Jorge Sanchez.  Music by Mauricio Villavecchia.  Film Editing by Fidel Collados.   Wonderful documentary…

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Sade (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2000.  Alicéléo, Canal+, Cofimage 11, RIDICULOUS Pictures, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret, based on the novel La Terreur dans le Boudoir by Serge Bramly.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Patrick Godeau.  Music by Valerie Lindon.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Luc…

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Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1974.  EMI Film Distributors, G.W. Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   The seventies saw a few Agatha…

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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 Diving Bell And The Butterfly (2007)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Le Scaphandre et le Papillon France/USA, 2007.  Pathé Renn Productions, France 3 Cinéma, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Banque Populaire Images 7.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the book by Jean-Dominique Bauby.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik.  Music by Paul…

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Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Accord Productions.Screenplay by Len Deighton, based on the musical play by Joan Littlewood, from the play by Charles Chilton.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Brian Duffy.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Kevin Connor.   Already a celebrated actor, Richard Attenborough made his directorial…

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La Ceremonie (1995)

CLAUDE CHABROL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Alternate title:  A Judgment In Stone France/Germany, 1995.  France 3 Cinéma, MK2 Productions, Olga Film, Prokino Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff, based on the novel A Judgment In Stone by Ruth Rendell.  Cinematography by Bernard Zitzermann.  Produced by Marin Karmitz.  Music by Matthieu Chabrol.  Production Design by Daniel Mercier.  Costume Design…

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Ready To Wear (1994)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Pret-A-Porter USA, 1994.  Etalon Film, Miramax.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, Barbara Shulgasser.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine, Pierre Mignot.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger, Geraldine Peroni.   There are reasons to not miss this Robert Altman comedy and reasons…

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