Moby Dick (1956)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 United Kingdom, 1956. Moulin Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Ray Bradbury, John Huston, based on the novel by Herman Melville. Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Produced by John Huston. Music by Philip Sainton. Production Design by Geoffrey Drake, Stephen Drake. Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden. Film Editing by Russell…

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Moulin Rouge (1952)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1952.  Romulus Films.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the novel by Pierre La Mure.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston, James Woolf, John Woolf.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Marcel Vertes.  Costume Design by Julia Squire.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Gorgeous romance focusing on…

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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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Sleuth (1972)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1972.  Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Morton Gottlieb.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by John Furniss.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.     Michael Caine is summoned to the estate of famed detective novelist Laurence Olivier to discuss Olivier’s wife,…

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Beau Brummell (1954)

CURTIS BERNHARDT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/United Kingdom, 1954.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Karl Tunberg, based on the play by Clyde Fitch.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke. The famed Englishman whose name is still often used to denote sartorial prowess began as a…

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The Guns Of Navarone (1961)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Highroad Productions.  Screenplay by Carl Foreman, based on the novel by Alistair MacLean.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carl Foreman.  Music by Dimitri Tiomkin.  Production Design by Geoffrey Drake.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.   The British fighting the Nazis during World War II need to get across the…

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The Entertainer (1960)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screenplay by John Osborne, Nigel Kneale, adaptation by John Osborne, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Alan Osbiston.   Laurence Olivier extended his appeal to a whole…

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The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Royal Films International, F.A.I..  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, Paul Dehn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elizabeth Taylor.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   The…

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Stop The World–I Want To Get Off (1966)

PHILIP SAVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Warner Bros..  Based on the book of the musical play by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, with additional material by David Donabie, Al Ham, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by William Sargent Jr.  Music by Al Ham.  Production Design by Sean Kenny.  Costume Design by Kiki Byrne, Gina Fratini.  Film Editing by…

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Our Man In Havana (1959)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  Kingsmead Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by Frank Deniz, Laurence Deniz.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Bert Bates.   In case The Third Man and The End of The Affair have you convinced that writer Graham Greene…

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Scrooge (1970)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Cinema Center Films, Waterbury Films.  Screenplay by Leslie Bricusse, based on the story A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Robert H. Solo.  Music by Leslie Bricusse.  Production Design by Terence Marsh.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Peter Weatherley.   Charles Dickens’ best known story is adapted…

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The Dark Crystal (1982)

FRANK OZ, JIM HENSEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1982.  Incorporated Television Company, Jim Henson Productions, Henson Organisation.  Story by Jim Henson, Screenplay by David Odell.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Jim Henson, Gary Kurtz.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Harry Lange.  Costume Design by Brian Froud.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Leave it to Jim Henson to…

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