The Day Of The Locust (1975)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1975.  Paramount Pictures, Long Road Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by Nathanael West.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   William Atherton begins to work as an art director at…

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Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg. Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Alan Barrett.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Thomas Hardy’s tale of love and property is adapted…

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1969.  Jerome Hellman Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy.  Cinematography by Adam Holender. Produced by Jerome Hellman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by John Robert Lloyd.   Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   Cowboy Jon Voight leaves a boring small town life behind…

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Billy Liar (1963)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Vic Films Productions, Waterfall Productions.  Screenplay by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, based on the play by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, from the novel by Keith Waterhouse.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Laura Nightingale.  Film Editing by Roger…

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Darling (1965)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Joseph Janni Production, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on an idea by Frederic Raphael, John Schlesinger, Joseph Janni.  Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by John Dankworth.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   A fashion model and actress…

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Marathon Man (1976)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company.  Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sidney Beckerman, Robert Evans.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Robert De Mora, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   John Schlesinger’s thriller about paranoia and fear is a great…

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Yanks (1979)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Story by Colin Welland, Screenplay by Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Joseph Janni, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   ‘The Yanks are overpaid, oversexed and over here!’ were…

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The Falcon And The Snowman (1985)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Hemdale.  Screenplay by Steven Zaillian, based on the book by Robert Lindsey.  Cinematography by Allen Daviau.  Produced by Gabriel Katzka, John Schlesinger.  Music by Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by Richard Marden. True story about Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, two young men…

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Madame Sousatzka (1988)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1988.  Cineplex-Odeon Films.  Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, John Schlesinger, additional material by Peter Morgan, Mark Wadlow, based on the novel by Bernice Rubens.  Cinematography by Nat Crosby.  Produced by Robin Dalton.  Music by Gerald Gouriet.  Production Design by Luciana Arrighi.  Costume Design by Amy Roberts.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.   An overdone performance…

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Pacific Heights (1990)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment Group.  Screenplay by Daniel Pyne.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Scott Rudin, William Sackheim.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Bridget Kelly, Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Steven Ramirez, Mark Warner. Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine finally get to purchase their dream home atop a gorgeous San Francisco hill,…

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An Eye For An Eye (1996)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B USA, 1996.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, based on the novel by Erika Holzer.  Cinematography by Amir Mokri.  Produced by Michael I. Levy.  Music by James Newton Howard.  roduction Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design by Bobbie Read.  Film Editing by Peter Honess. It’s rather unfortunate when an Oscar winning star and similarly feted director can…

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The Next Best Thing (2000)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Lakeshore Entertainment, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Tom Ropelewski.  Cinematography by Elliot Davis.  Produced by Leslie Dixon, Linne Radmin, Tom Rosenberg.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Howard Cummings.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies. I am the biggest Madonna fan in the entire world but even I…

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