Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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A Week’s Vacation (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Une semaine de vacances France, 1980. Sara Films, Antenne 2, Little Bear. Screenplay by Marie-Françoise Hans, Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by Alain Sarde, Bertrand Tavernier. Music by Pierre Papadiamandis. Production Design by Jean-Baptiste Poirot. Costume Design by Yvette Bonnay. Film…

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The Clockmaker of St. Paul (1974)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: L’horloger de Saint-Paul Alternate Title: The Clockmaker, The Watchmaker Of St. Paul France, 1974. Lira Films. Screenplay by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Bertrand Tavernier, based on the novel by Georges Simenon. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by Raymond Danon. Music by Philippe Sarde. Production Design…

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A Little Romance (1979)

GEORGE ROY HILL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Pan Arts, Trinacra Films.  Screenplay by Allan Burns, based on the novel E=mc2 Mon Amour by Claude Klotz.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Robert Crawford Jr., Yves Rousset-Rouard.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosine…

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State Of Siege (1972)

COSTA-GAVRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Italy/West Germany, 1972.  Reggane Films, Euro International Film, Unidis, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion.  Story by Costa-Gavras, Franco Solinas, Screenplay by Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Jacques Perrin.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio.  Costume Design by Piet Bolscher.  Film Editing by Francoise Bonnot.  Golden Globe Awards 1973.  New York Film Critics Awards 1973.  …

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The Judge And The Assassin (1976)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Juge Et L’Assassin France, 1976.  Lira Films, Société Française de Production et de Création Audiovisuelles, France Régions 3.  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.  Story by Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Screenplay by Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Raymond Danon.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Antoine Roman.  Costume Design by…

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A Dry White Season (1989)

EUZHAN PALCY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1989.  Davros Films, Star Partners II Ltd., Sundance Productions.  Screenplay by Colin Welland, Euzhan Palcy, based on the novel by Andre P. Brink.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn, Kelvin Pike.  Produced by Paula Weinstein.  Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by John Fenner.  Costume Design by Charles Knode.  Film Editing by Glenn Cunningham, Sam O’Steen.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe…

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And Now…Ladies And Gentlemen (2002)

CLAUDE LELOUCH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Canal+, Films 13, France 2 Cinema, Gemka Productions, L&G Productions, Les Films 13.  Screenplay by Claude Lelouch, Pierre Leroux, Pierre Uytterhoeven.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Claude Lelouch.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Johann George.  Costume Design by Pierre Bechir.  Film Editing by Helene de Luze.   A brilliant Paris jewel thief (Jeremy…

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Day For Night (1973)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Nuit Americaine France/Italy, 1973.  Les Films du Carrosse, PECF, Produzione Intercontinentale Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Damien Lanfranchi.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet.  Academy Awards 1973.  Golden Globe…

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Small Change (1976)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  L’Argent De Poche France, 1976.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Original Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.    National Board of Review Awards 1976….

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Clean Slate (1981)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Coup De Torchon France, 1981.  Les Films de la Tour, Films A2, Little Bear.  Directed by Bertrand Tavernier.  Screenplay by Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Aurenche, based on the novel Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Henri Lassa, Adolphe Viezzi. Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Jacqueline…

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Le Choc

BBB (out of 5) An overly familiar story is made palatable thanks to star power in this chic French thriller.  Alain Delon plays a hired gun who decides to hang up his pistol and retire on his savings, but his bosses refuse to let him go. When his enemies chase him to a remote turkey farm…

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