Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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Voyage Of The Damned (1976)

STUART ROSENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1976.  Associated General Films, Robert Fryer Production, ITC Entertainment.  Screenplay by Steve Shagan, David Butler, based on the book by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts.   Cinematography by Billy Williams.   Produced by Robert Fryer.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.    Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume…

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Brass Target (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/West Germany/Switzerland, 1978.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alvin Boretz, based on the novel by Frederick Nolan.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Arthur Lewis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Monika Bauert.  Film Editing by David Lane. George S. Patton is given the JFK treatment in a conspiracy thriller that…

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Hurricane (1979)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/Netherlands, 1979.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the novel by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Dino De Laurentiis was so…

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Dreamscape (1984)

JOSEPH RUBEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1984.  Zupnik-Curtis Enterprises, Bella Productions, Chevy Chase Films, Weintraub Entertainment Group.  Story by David Loughery, Screenplay by David Loughery, Chuck Russell, Joseph Ruben.  Cinematography by Brian Tufano.  Produced by Bruce Cohn Curtis.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by R. Clifford Searcy, Jeff Staggs.  Costume Design by Johanna Ray.  Film Editing by Richard Halsey. Dennis Quaid…

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The New Land (1972)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Nybyggarna Sweden, 1972.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell, based on the novel by Vilhelm Moberg.  Cinematography by Jan Troell.  Produced by Bengt Forslund.  Music by Bengt Ernryd, Lars August Lundh, Georg Oddner, Nils Parling.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Ulla-Britt Soderlund.  Film Editing by Jan Troell.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden…

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The Emigrants (1971)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Utvandrarna Sweden, 1971.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Bengt Forslund, Jan Troell, based on the novels by Vilhelm Moberg.  Cinematography by Jan Troell.  Produced by Bengt Forslund.  Music by Erik Nordgren.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Ulla-Britt Soderlund.  Film Editing by Jan Troell.  Academy Awards 1971.  Academy Awards 1972.  Golden Globe Awards 1972. …

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

J.J. ABRAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 2015.  Lucasfilm, Bad Robot, Truenorth Productions.  Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt, based on characters created by George Lucas.  Cinematography by Daniel Mindel.  Produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Kathleen Kennedy.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Rick Carter, Darren Gilford.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Maryann Brandon, Mary…

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Flash Gordon (1980)

MIKE HODGES Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1980.  Starling Films, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., adaptation by Michael Allin, based on the characters created by Alex Raymond. Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Howard Blake, Queen.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke. The…

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Victory (1981)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Escape To Victory USA, 1981.  Lorimar Film Entertainment, Victory Company, New Gold Entertainment.  Story by Yabo Yablonsky, Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Maguire, Screenplay by Evan Jones, Yabo Yablonsky.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Freddie Fields.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by J. Dennis Washington.  Costume Design by Tom Bronson.  Film Editing by Roberto Silvi.   A…

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Pelle The Conqueror (1987)

BILLE AUGUST Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Pelle Erobreren Denmark/Sweden, 1987.  Per Holst Filmproduktion, Svensk Filmindustri, Odyssey Entertainment.  Screenplay by Bille August, Per Olov Enquist, Bjarne Reuter, based on the novel by Martin Andersen Nexo.  Cinematography by Jorgen Persson.  Produced by Per Holst.  Music by Stefan Nilsson.  Production Design by Anna Asp.  Costume Design by Kicki Ilander.  Film Editing by Janus Billeskov Jansen.  Academy Awards…

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The Virgin Spring (1960)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Jungfrukallan Sweden, 1960.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ulla Isaksson.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Ingmar Bergman, Allan Ekelund.  Music by Erik Nordgren. Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Film Editing by Oscar Rosander.  Academy Awards 1960.  Cannes Film Festival 1960.  Golden Globe Awards 1960.   An old Swedish legend is turned into gorgeous baroque drama…

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