Time Without Pity (1957)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1957.    Harlequin Productions Ltd..    Screenplay by Ben Barzman, based on the play by Emlyn Williams.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by John Arnold, Anthony Simmons.  Music by Tristram Cary.  Production Design by Reece Pemberton.  Costume Design by Irma Birch.  Film Editing by Alan…

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Thunderball (1965)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Eon Productions.  Original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming, original Screenplay by Jack Whittingham, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Kevin McClory.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Ernest Hosler.   James Bond is on the scene once…

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From Russia With Love (1963)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Eon Productions.  Adaptation by Johanna Harwood, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum,based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as fast and…

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Dr. No (1962)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Monty Norman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Tessa Prendergast.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   The cinema’s longest running franchise got itself off…

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The Haunting (1963)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Humphrey Searle.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Maude Churchill.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Shy, neurotic Julie Harris lives under the thumb…

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

PETER R. HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, additional dialogue by Simon Raven, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.Cinematography by Michael Reed.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Marjory Cornelius.  Film Editing by John Glen.   Excellent Bond adventure stars…

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The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1974.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore, Oswald Morris.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Should go…

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Roger Moore makes his…

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry. Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick, Donfeld.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, John W. Holmes.   Sean Connery‘s…

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Goldfinger (1964)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   It took three films to…

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A View To A Kill (1985)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1985.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the story by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Peter Davies.   Roger Moore was far too old to…

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Octopussy (1983)

JOHN GLEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  United Artists, Eon Productions. Screen story and Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson, based on the stories Octopussy and The Property of a Lady by Ian Fleming. Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume…

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