King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production … More King Kong (1976)

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Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1971.  Universal Pictures, Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by John Hale.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Academy Awards 1971.  Golden Globe Awards 1971. The most celebrated girlfight in western political history is the subject … More Mary Queen of Scots (1971)

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Lucky Lady (1975)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1975.  Gruskoff/Venture Films.  Screenplay by Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Michael Gruskoff.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by Lilly Fenichel.  Film Editing by Peter Boita, George Hively.  Golden Globe Awards 1975. Liza Minnelli and Burt Reynolds fail in their attempt to make big money running … More Lucky Lady (1975)

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The Deep (1977)

BB.5 (out of 5) The success of Jaws meant that Peter Benchley’s follow-up novel would also find its way to the big screen, another adventure story with plenty of excuses to get characters into treacherous waters. Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset play a married couple on vacation in Bermuda who enjoy scuba diving and, on one particular … More The Deep (1977)

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Raise The Titanic (1980)

JERRY JAMESON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  ITC Films.  Screenplay by Adam Kennedy, adaptation by Eric Hughes, based on the novel by Clive Cussler.  Cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti.  Produced by William Frye.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John DeCuir.  Costume Design by John A. Anderson.  Film Editing by Robert F. Shugrue, J. Terry Williams. An adventure so dull, you … More Raise The Titanic (1980)

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The Whisperers

BBB.5 (out of 5) Edith Evans is excellent as a woman who is slowly losing touch with reality thanks to the decay of age and her perpetual loneliness.  Among her many delusions are her belief that she has a high class background that has been humbled by bad luck, waiting daily for the arrival of an … More The Whisperers

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Saturn 3 (1980)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1980.  ITC Films.  Story by John Barry, Screenplay by Martin Amis.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.  Earth is overcrowded and harvesting food has been outsourced to other celestial bodies manned by small crews, including a … More Saturn 3 (1980)

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