Rollerball (1975)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1975.  Algonquin.  Screenplay by William Harrison, based on his short story Roller Ball Murder).  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Andre Previn.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   In 2018, war has been abolished and so has any form of government, replaced…

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1966.  The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by William Rose, based on the novel The Off-Islanders by Nathaniel Benchley.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Wesley Jeffries.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, J. Terry Williams.   A Russian submarine traversing the depths…

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The January Man (1989)

PAT O’CONNOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1989.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners II Ltd..   Screenplay by John Patrick Shanley.  Cinematography by Jerzy Zielinski.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Ezra Swerdlow.  Music by Marvin Hamlisch.  Production Design by Philip Rosenberg.  Costume Design by Ann Roth, Neil Spisak.  Film Editing by Lou Lombardo.   An all-star cast can’t save this incredibly dull mystery-comedy. Kevin Kline, who…

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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1968.  The Mirisch Corporation, Simkoe, Solar Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Trustman.  Cinematography by Haskell Wexler.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Robert F. Boyle.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Hal Ashby, Byron ‘Buzz’ Brandt, Ralph E. Winters.   Steve McQueen plays a business tycoon who is so…

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Fiddler On The Roof (1971)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1971.  The Mirisch Production Company, Cartier Productions.  Screenplay by Joseph Stein, adapted for the screen by Tommy Abbott, based on the play by Joseph Stein, adapted from the stories by Sholom Aleichem, with special arrangement with Arnold Perl.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Norman Jewison.  Music by Jerry Bock.  Production Design…

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Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1973.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Melvyn Bragg, Norman Jewison, based on the rock opera by Tim Rice.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Robert Stigwood.  Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andre Previn.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   A group of hippies take a…

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…And Justice For All (1979)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer. Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Explosive law film that mixes a healthy blend of comedy in with…

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A Soldier’s Story (1984)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1984.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Caldix.  Screenplay by Charles Fuller, based on his play A Soldier’s Play.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer, Ronald L. Schwary.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Walter Scott Herndon.  Costume Design by Tom Dawson.  Film Editing by Caroline Biggerstaff, Mark Warner.   Tense murder mystery…

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Agnes Of God (1985)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi IV Productions.  Screenplay by John Pielmeier, based on his stage play.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Renee April.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Enjoyable melodrama about the investigation of a possible miracle and/or murder….

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The Statement (2003)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Canada/France/USA, 2003.  Serendipity Point Films, Odessa Films, Company Pictures, Astral Media, Telefilm Canada, Corus Entertainment, Movision, Sony Pictures Classics, BBC Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Brian Moore.  Cinematography by Kevin Jewison.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Robert Lantos.  Music by Normand Corbeil.  Production Design by Jean Rabasse.  Costume Design by Carine Sarfati.  Film Editing…

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The Hurricane (1999)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1999.  Azoff Entertainment, Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Armyan Bernstein, Dan Gordon, based on the books The 16th Round by Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, and Lazarus and the Hurricane by Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton.  Cinematography by Roger Deakins.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Norman Jewison, John Ketcham.  Music by Jeremy Sweet, Christopher…

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Bogus (1996)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.   USA, 1996.  New Regency Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Warner Bros., Yorktown Productions.  Story by Jeff Rothberg, Francis X. McCarthy Jr., Screenplay by Alvin Sargent.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Arnon Milchan, Jeff Rothberg.  Music by Marc Shaiman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Stephen E. Rivkin.  Toronto International Film…

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