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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Help! (1965)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Walter Shenson Films, Subafilms.  Story by Marc Behm, Screenplay by Marc Behm, Charles Wood.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Walter Shenson.  Music by Paul McCartney, Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith. The Beatles went straight into production of their second film…

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A Month In The Country (1987)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1987.  Channel Four Films, Euston Films, PfH Ltd..  Screenplay by Simon Gray, based on the novel by J.L. Carr.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.  Produced by Kenith Trodd.  Music by Howard Blake.  Production Design by Leo Austin.  Costume Design by Judy Moorcroft.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   This mild British drama features powerful acting and…

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The Harder They Come (1972)

PERRY HENZELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Jamaica, 1972.  International Films, Xenon Pictures.  Screenplay by Perry Henzell, Trevor D. Rhone.  Cinematography by Peter Jessop, David McDonald, Franklyn St. Juste.  Produced by Perry Henzell.  Music by Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, The Slickers.  Production Design by Sally Henzell.  Film Editing by Seicland Anderson, John Victor-Smith, Richard White.   Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff brought the sounds…

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Superman III (1983)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Dovemead Films, Cantharus Productions.  Screenplay by David Newman, Leslie Newman, based on the character created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   Supercheese entry in the franchise, in…

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (1966)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1966.  Melvin Frank Production.  Screenplay by Melvin Frank, Michael Pertwee, based on the musical book by Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart, from the play by Titus Maccius Plautus.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg.  Produced by Melvin Frank.    Music by Stephen Sondheim, Ken Thorne.   Production Design by Tony Walton.     Costume Design by…

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Equus (1977)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Persky-Bright Productions, Winkast Film Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elliott Kastner, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   A socially dysfunctional stable boy (Peter Firth) blinds six horses…

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Superman II (1980)

RICHARD DONNER, RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1980.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, based on the character created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter, Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by John Barry,…

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Robin And Marian (1976)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1976.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Rastar Pictures.  Screenplay by James Goldman.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Denis O’Dell.  Music by John Barry. Production Design by Michael Stringer.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith. The fables of Robin Hood are told somewhat differently in this wonderful film. Sean Connery plays the aging…

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