The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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Swing Shift (1984)

JONATHAN DEMME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1984.  Warner Bros., Lantana, Hawn / Sylbert Movie Company, Jerry Bick Productions.  Screenplay by Nancy Dowd.  Cinematography by Tak Fujimoto.  Produced by Jerry Bick.  Music by Patrick Williams.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Joe I. Tompkins.  Film Editing by Craig McKay.   With the men away fighting in the war, women are…

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The Long Goodbye (1973)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1973.  Lion’s Gate Films.  Screenplay by Leigh Brackett, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by Jerry Bick.  Music by John Williams.  Costume Design by Kent James, Marjorie Wahl.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   Another terrific example of what happens when you apply Robert Altman’s unique directorial…

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