Stepping Out (1991)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1991.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Harris, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Peter Matz.  Production Design by Alicia Keywan.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Humphrey Dixon.  Richard Harris’ community theatre favourite gets its shot at the big screen, and the results…

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Shirley Valentine (1989)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Willy Russell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Willy Russell.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards 1989. Shirley Valentine (Pauline Collins) is a bored British housewife whose…

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Educating Rita (1983)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Acorn Pictures.  Screenplay by Willy Russell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Frank Watts.   Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by David Hentschel.  Production Design by Maurice Fowler.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.  National Board of Review Awards 1983.   Delightful modern update…

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Moonraker (1979)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom/Francee, 1979.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Jacques Fonteray.  Film Editing by John Glen.  Academy Awards 1979. James Bond reaches for the…

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The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by John Glen.  Academy Awards 1977.  Golden Globe Awards 1977. Long considered to be…

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You Only Live Twice (1967)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Roald Dahl, additional story material by Harold Jack Bloom, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Eileen Sullivan.  Film Editing by Thelma Connell.   When an American…

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Alfie (1966)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Lewis Gilbert.  Screenplay by Bill Naughton, based on his play.  Cinematography by Otto Heller.  Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by Sonny Rollins.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Jean Fairlie, Jack Dagemais.  Film Editing by Thelma Connell.  Academy Awards 1966.  Cannes Film Festival 1966.  Golden Globe Awards 1966. Michael Caine‘s first…

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Cast A Dark Shadow (1955)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1955.  Angel Productions.  Screenplay by John Cresswell, based on the play Murder Mistaken by Janet Green.  Cinematography by Jack Asher.  Produced by Herbert Mason.  Music by Antony Hopkins.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.  Dirk Bogarde is enjoying the high life with his rich,…

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