Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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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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Pandora And The Flying Dutchman (1951)

ALBERT LEWIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1951.  Dorkay Productions, Romulus Films.  Story and Screenplay by Albert Lewin.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Joe Kaufmann, Albert Lewin.  Music by Alan Rawsthorne.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Romance is often this ridiculous but rarely so lush and enjoyable at the…

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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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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

HERBERT ROSS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1969.  APJAC Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan, based on the novel by James Hilton.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   All the charm has been sapped out of this musical version of…

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A Man For All Seasons (1966)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Highland Films.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Fred Zinnemann.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   The Best Picture Oscar winner of 1966 is this powerful adaptation of…

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The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 1973.  John Woolf Productions, Warwick Film Productions, Universal Productions France.  Screenplay by Kenneth Ross,based on the book by Frederick Forsyth.  Cinematography by Jean Tournier.  Produced by John Woolf.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ernest Archer, Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge, Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  …

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The Night Of The Iguana (1964)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.  Cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa.  Produced by Ray Stark.  Music by Benjamin Frankel.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   A one-time pastor (Richard Burton) finds himself working as a tour…

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Beat The Devil (1953)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom/USA/Italy, 1953.  Romulus Films, Dear Film, Santana Pictures Corporation, Rizzoli-Haggiag.  Screenplay by Truman Capote, John Huston, based on the novel by Claud Cockburn.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by John Huston.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.  This exotic adventure stars Humphrey Bogart and is directed by…

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Room At The Top (1959)

JACK CLAYTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1959.  Romulus Films, Remus.  Screenplay by Neil Paterson, based on the novel by John Braine.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by James Woolf, John Woolf.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Rahvis.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Mix glossy soap opera with gritty kitchen-sink drama and you have…

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The African Queen (1951)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 1951.  Romulus Films, Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Agee, John Huston, based on the novel by C.S. Forester.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by Connie De Pinna, Doris Langley Moore.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   Exceptional World War I adventure…

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