Romeo And Juliet (1968)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy, 1968.  BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by…

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A Passage To India (1984)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  EMI Films, Home Box Office, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, New Gold Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Lean, based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau.  Cinematography by Ernest Day.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box, Herbert Westbrook.  Costume Design…

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The Mirror Crack’d (1980)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1980.  G.W. Films, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Jonathan Hales, Barry Sandler, based on the novel The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by John Cameron.  Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Richard…

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Death On The Nile

BBBB (out of 5) Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this is an energetic and enjoyable adaptation of an Agatha Christie murder mystery. A group of strangers, old aristocrats and young lovers among them, travel on a barge down the famed Egyptian river and are shocked when one of their passengers, a beautiful…

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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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Othello (1965)

STUART BURGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  BHE Films, National Theatre of Great Britain Production.  Based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Richard Hampton.  Production Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Fans of Shakespeare will definitely want to take a…

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