India Song (1975)

MARGUERITE DURAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 France, 1975. Sunchild Productions, Les Films Armorial. Screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten. Produced by Simon Damiani, André Valio-Cavaglione. Music by Carlos D’Alessio. Film Editing by Solange Leprince. Probably the best known of Marguerite Duras’ directorial efforts, this photographically pristine film will frustrate all but…

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Gebo and the Shadow (2012)

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Gebo et l’ombre France/Portugal, 2012. Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, O Som e a Furia, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, MACT Productions, Canal+, Cine+, La Région Île-de-France, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa. Screenplay by Manoel de Oliveira, based on the play by Raul…

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Mr. Klein (1976)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1976.  Lira Films, Adel Productions, Nova Films, Mondial Televisione Film.  Screenplay by Franco Solinas, collaboration with Fernando Morandi.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Alain Delon.  Music by Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Colette Baudot, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing…

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5X2 (2004)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 France, 2004.  Fidélité Productions, France 2 Cinema, FOZ, Canal+, CineCinema, Gimages 6, Banque Populaire Images 4, Cofimage 14, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, collaboration with Emmanuele Bernheim.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Production Design by Katia Wyszkop.  Costume Design by Pascaline Chavanne.  Film Editing by…

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Speaking Of Bunuel (2000)

JOSE LUIS LOPEZ-LINARES, JAVIER RIOYO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  A Proposito De Bunuel Alternate title:  Regarding Bunuel Mexico/Spain/France/USA, 2000.  Cero en Conducta S.L., Filmoteca de la UNAM, Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad, Producciones Amaranta.  Screenplay by Agustin Sanchez Vidal.  Cinematography by Mauricio Villavecchia.  Produced by Jorge Sanchez.  Music by Mauricio Villavecchia.  Film Editing by Fidel Collados.   Wonderful documentary…

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Munich (2005)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   USA/Canada/France, 2005.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Barry Mendel Productions, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Peninsula Films.  Screenplay by Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, based on the book Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by George Jonas.  Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski.  Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Steven…

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The Bride Wore Black (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  La Mariee Etait En Noir France/Italy, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Adaptation and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, based on the novel by Cornell Woolrich. Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Oscar Lewenstein. Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Pierre…

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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  …

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Stolen Kisses (1968)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB. Original title:  Baisers Voles France, 1968.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Scenario and dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon.  Cinematography by Denys Clerval.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Claude Pignot.  Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot.   Podcast: My Criterions. The second feature concerning…

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Murmur Of The Heart (1971)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Souffle Au Coeur France/Italy/West Germany, 1971.  Nouvelles Editions de Films, Marianne Productions, Vides Cinematografica, Franz Seitz Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Louis Malle.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Vincent Malle, Claude Nedjar.  Music by Sidney Bechet, Gaston Freche, Charlie Parker, Henri Poirier.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron.  Louis Malle captures…

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Chariots Of Fire (1981)

HUGH HUDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. United Kingdom, 1981.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Allied Stars Ltd., Enigma Productions.  Screenplay by Colin Welland. Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Jonathan Amberston, Len Huntingford, Anna Ridley, Andrew Sanders.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Terry Rawlings.   Inspirational, touching tale of underdog glory that…

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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.   James Bond reaches for the stars and…

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