Voyager (1991)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Homo Faber France/Germany/Greece/United Kingdom, 1991.  Action Films, Bioskop Film, Stefi 2.  Screenplay by Rudy Wurlitzer, adaptation by James Ragan, based on the novel by Max Frisch.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Eberhard Junkersdorf.  Music by Stanley Myers.   Production Design by Nicos Perakis. …

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Mr. Freedom (1969)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Films du Rond-Point, O.P.E.R.A..  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Guy Belfond, Christian Thivat, Michel Zemer.  Music by Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret. Mr. Freedom (former baseball player John Abbey) is a superhero who fights…

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Camille Claudel (1988)

BRUNO NUYTTEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1988.  Les Films Christian Fechner, Lilith Films I.A., Gaumont, France 2, Films A2, DD Productions, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Sofica Créations, Sofimage, Soficas Investimages, Images Investissements, Soffia.  Scenario and dialogue by Bruno Nuytten, Marilyn Goldin, collaborator on dialogue Misa Terami,…

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Cotton Mary (1999)

ISMAIL MERCHANT, MADHUR JAFFREY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 1999.  Merchant Ivory Productions.  Screenplay by Alexandra Viets.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Nayeem Hafizka, Richard Hawley.  Music by Richard Robbins.  Production Design by Alison Riva.  Costume Design by Sheena Napier.  Film Editing by John David Allen.   Wonderful period piece from the team of Merchant Ivory. Directed by Ismail Merchant, the…

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Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)

JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1990.  Caméra One, Centre National de la Cinématographie, DD Productions, Films A2, Hachette Première, Investors Club, Sofinergie 1, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on the play by Edmond Rostand.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by René Cleitman, Michel Seydoux, Andre Szots.  Music by Kurt Kuenne, Jean-Claude Petit.  Production…

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The Mother And The Whore (1973)

JEAN EUSTACHE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  La Maman Et La Putain France, 1973.  Elite Films, Ciné Qua Non, Les Films du Losange, Simar Films,  V.M. Productions.  Screenplay by Jean Eustache.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Costume Design by Catherine.  Film Editing by Denise de Casablanca, Jean Eustache.   Four hours of three people having a conversation may not sound like…

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King Of Hearts (1966)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Le Roi De Coeur France/Italy, 1966.  Fildebroc, Les Productions Artistes Associes, Compagnia Cinematografica Montoro.  Scenario and dialogue by Daniel Boulanger, based on an idea by Maurice Bessy.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Philippe de Broca, Michelle de Broca. Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Costume Design by Jacques…

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Quartet (1981)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/France, 1981.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Lyric International, National Film Trustee Company.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, French dialogue by Michel Maingois, based on the novel by Jean Rhys.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Jean-Pierre Mahot, Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.   Costume Design…

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Jefferson In Paris (1995)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/USA, 1995.   Touchstone Pictures, Merchant Ivory Productions, Centre National de la Cinématographie.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Guy-Claude Francois.   Costume Design by Jenny Beavan, John Bright.   Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente, Andrew…

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Maurice (1987)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1987.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Cinecom Pictures, Film Four International.   Screenplay by Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory, based on the novel by E.M. Forster.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Brian Ackland-Snow.   Costume Design by Jenny Beavan, John…

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Le Divorce (2003)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France/USA, 2003.   Merchant Ivory Productions, Radar Pictures.  Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, based on the novel by Diane Johnson.   Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Ismail Merchant, Michael Schiffer.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Frederic Benard.   Costume Design by Carol Ramsey.   Film Editing by John…

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Return To The Beloved (1979)

JEAN-FRANCOIS ADAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Retour A La Bien-Aimee France, 1979.  ATC 3000, France 3, S.N. Prodis.  Screenplay by Jean-Francois Adam, Jean-Claude Carriere, Benoit Jacquot, Georges Perec.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Benjamin Simon.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.   Prettily photographed French melodrama, played out in a minor key.   Jacques Dutronc is a…

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