The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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These Are The Damned (1962)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Damned United Kingdom, 1962.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Evan Jones, based on the novel by H.L. Lawrence.   Cinematography by Arthur Grant.   Produced by Anthony Hinds.   Music by James Bernard.   Production Design by Bernard Robinson.  Costume Design by Molly Arbuthnot.   Film Editing by Reginald Mills….

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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The Brood (1979)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada, 1979.  Canadian Film Development Corporation, Elgin International Films Ltd., Mutual Productions Ltd., Victor Solnicki Productions.  Screenplay by David Cronenberg.   Cinematography by Mark Irwin.  Produced by Claude Heroux.  Music by Howard Shore.    Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume Design by Delphine White.  Film Editing by Alan…

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Oliver! (1968)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. United Kingdom, 1968.  Romulus Films, Warwick Film Productions.  Screenplay by Vernon Harris, based on the musical book by Lionel Bart, freely adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Ralph…

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Tommy (1975)

KEN RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1975.  Robert Stigwood Organisation Ltd., Hemdale.  Screenplay by Ken Russell, additional material by John Entwistle, Keith Moon, based on the rock opera by Pete Townshend.  Cinematography by Dick Bush, Robin Lehman, Ronnie Taylor.  Produced by Ken Russell, Robert Stigwood.  Production Design by John Clark.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Stuart…

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The Devils (1971)

KEN RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5. United Kingdom, 1971.  Russo Productions.  Screenplay by Ken Russell, based on the play by John Whiting, from the novel The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ken Russell, Robert H. Solo.  Music by Peter Maxwell Davies.  Production Design by Derek Jarman.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by…

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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  Prominent Features, Laura Film, Allied Filmmakers.  Screenplay by Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam, based on the novel by Gottfried August Burger, Rudolph Erich Raspe.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Thomas Schuhly.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Peter Hollywood.   The visual…

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Gladiator (2000)

RIDLEY SCOTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2000.  DreamWorks, Universal Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Mill Film, C & L, Dawliz.  Story by David Franzoni, Screenplay by David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson.  Cinematography by John Mathieson.  Produced by David Franzoni, Branko Lustig, Douglas Wick.  Music by Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Arthur Max.  Costume Design by Janty Yates.  Film Editing by…

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Burnt Offerings (1976)

DAN CURTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Dan Curtis Productions.  Screenplay by William F. Nolan, Dan Curtis, based on the novel by Robert Marasco.  Cinematography by Jacques R. Marquette.  Produced by Dan Curtis.  Music by Bob Cobert.  Production Design by Eugène Lourié.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Dennis Virkler.   An average California family, headed by…

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Women In Love (1969)

KEN RUSSELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Brandywine Productions. Screenplay by Larry Kramer, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Larry Kramer.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Kenneth Jones.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Michael Bradsell.   Ken Russell’s best film ever is still this excellent adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s racy…

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