The Robe (1953)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Albert Maltz, Philip Dunne, adaptation by Gina Kaus, based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy.  Produced by Frank Ross.  Music by Alfred Newman.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Emile Santiago.  Film Editing by Barbara McLean.  …

Rate this:

Under Milk Wood (1972)

ANDREW SINCLAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom, 1972.  Timon Productions.  Screenplay by Andrew Sinclair, based on the play by Dylan Thomas.  Cinematography by Robert Huke.  Produced by John Comfort.  Music by Brian Gascoigne.  Production Design by Geoffrey Tozer.  Costume Design by Dulcie Midwinter, Roy Ponting.  Film Editing by Willy Kemplen, Greg Miller. Dylan Thomas’ popular radio drama is adapted to film…

Rate this:

My Cousin Rachel (1952)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1952.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.  Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle.  Produced by Nunnally Johnson.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by John DeCuir, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Dorothy Jeakins.  Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler.   Daphne Du Maurier’s captivating mystery was…

Rate this:

Boom (1968)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1968.  World Film Services, Moo.  n Lake, Universal Pictures, John Heyman Productions.  Screenplay by Tennessee Williams, based on his play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by…

Rate this:

Staircase (1969)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.   France/USA/United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Charles Dyer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Dudley Moore.  Production Design by Willy Holt.  Costume Design by Clare Rendlesham.  Film Editing by Richard Marden Richard Burton and Rex Harrison have been living together for over twenty years,…

Rate this:

The Sandpiper (1965)

VINCENTE MINNELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1965.  Filmways Pictures, Venice Productions.  Story by Martin Ransohoff, adaptation by Irene Kemp, Louis Kamp, screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, Michael Wilson.  Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by George W. Davis, Urie McCleary.  Costume Design by Irene Sharaff.  Film Editing by David Bretherton.   Bohemian artist…

Rate this:

The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Royal Films International, F.A.I..  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, Paul Dehn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elizabeth Taylor.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   The…

Rate this:

Anne Of The Thousand Days (1969)

CHARLES JARROTT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Hal Wallis Productions.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, John Hale, adaptation by Richard Sokolove, based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Maurice Carter.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   King Henry VIII (Richard Burton)…

Rate this:

Cleopatra (1963)

JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 1963.  Twentieth Century Fox, MCL Films S.A., Walwa Films S.A..  Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, based on the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius and Appian, and the book The Life And Times of Cleopatra by Carlo Mario Franzero.  Cinematography by Leon Shamroy, Jack Hildyard.  Produced by…

Rate this:

The Comedians (1967)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/France, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Screenplay by Graham Greene, based on his novel.   Cinematography by Henri Decae.   Produced by Peter Glenville.   Music by Laurence Rosenthal.   Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Film Editing by Francoise Javet.   Peter Glenville followed his brilliant Becket with this terrible adaptation of Grahame Greene’s novel. It stars Richard Burton as…

Rate this:

Becket (1964)

PETER GLENVILLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1964.  Wallis-Hazen, Paramount Film Service, Keep Films.  Screenplay by Edward Anhalt, based on the play by Jean Anouilh, as translated by Lucienne Hill.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   The…

Rate this:

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965)

MARTIN RITT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Salem Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, Guy Trosper, based on the novel by John Le Carre.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Martin Ritt.  Music by Sol Kaplan.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   John Le Carre’s spy novel and this subsequent film adaptation came…

Rate this: