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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Carry On Spying (1964)

GERALD THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Peter Rogers Productions.  Screenplay by Talbot Rothwell, Sid Colin.   Cinematography by Alan Hume.   Produced by Peter Rogers.   Music by Eric Rogers.    Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.   Costume Design by Yvonne Caffin.  Film Editing by Archie Ludski. The ninth film in the delightful comedy…

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Britannia Hospital (1982)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom, 1982.  British Lion Film Corporation, EMI Films, Film and General Productions, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by David Sherwin.  Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Ian Hickinbotham.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.   Lindsay Anderson makes the…

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Lionheart (1987)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Hungary/USA, 1987.  Hungaro, Mafilm, TaliaFilm II Productions.  Story by Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Menno Meyjes, Richard Outten.  Cinematography by Alec Mills.  Produced by Stanley O’Toole, Talia Shire.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Gil Parrondo.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by David Bretherton, Richard Haines. One of the least well known of the many medievalish-themed…

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Joseph Andrews (1977)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1977.  Woodfall Film Productions.  Screen story by Tony Richardson, Screenplay by Allan Scott, Chris Bryant, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Neil Hartley.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Michael Annals.  Costume Design by Michael Annals.  Film Editing by Thom Noble.   Tony Richardson follows his Oscar winning Tom…

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Yanks (1979)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Story by Colin Welland, Screenplay by Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Joseph Janni, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   ‘The Yanks are overpaid, oversexed and over here!’ were…

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1981.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman, Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Frank Marshall.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Norman Reynolds.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.   Writer-producer George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg resurrect the spirit of the exotic cliffhanger serials…

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