The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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The Deep (1977)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Casablanca Filmworks, EMI Films.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn, based on the novel by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Peter Guber.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Ron Talsky.  Film Editing by David Berlatsky.   The success of Jaws meant that Peter Benchley’s follow-up…

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Jaws 2 (1978)

JEANNOT SZWARC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1978.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Carl Gottlieb, Howard Sackler, based on characters created by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Michael C. Butler.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Bill Jobe.  Film Editing by Steve Potter, Arthur Schmidt, Neil Travis. Bruce is back, though we don’t know why:…

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Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

JOSEPH SARGENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1987.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Michael De Guzman, based on characters from the novel Jaws by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by John McPherson.  Produced by Joseph Sargent.  Music by Michael Small.  Production Design by John J. Lloyd.  Costume Design by Marla Denise Schlom.  Film Editing by Michael Brown.   Or, ‘Look Ma, I’ve Got No Hands!’  Lorraine Gary pulled in…

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Mrs. Parker And The Vicious Circle (1994)

ALAN RUDOLPH Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.  USA, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Mayfair Entertainment, Miramax, Odyssey Entertainment, Park Bench Productions.  Screenplay by Alan Rudolph, Randy Sue Coburn.  Cinematography by Jan Kiesser.  Produced by Robert Altman.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Francois Seguin.  Costume Design by Renee April, John Hay.  Film Editing by Suzy Elmiger.   Alan Rudolph, the mini-Robert Altman, comes up with…

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Jaws (1975)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1975.  Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb, based on the novel by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by Bill Butler.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Louise Clark, Robert Ellsworth, Irwin Rose.  Film Editing by Verna Fields.   Where is there greater terror to be found…

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Jaws 3-D (1983)

JOE ALVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1983.  Universal Pictures, Alan Landsburg Productions, MCA Theatricals.  Story by Guerdon Trueblood, Screenplay by Richard Matheson, Carl Gottlieb, suggested by the novel Jaws by Peter Benchley.  Cinematography by James A. Contner.  Produced by Rupert Hitzig.  Music by Alan Parker.  Production Design by Woods Mackintosh.  Costume Design by Dresden Urquhart.  Film Editing by Corky Ehlers, Randy…

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