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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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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Deep Impact (1998)

MIMI LEDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1998.  Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks, Zanuck/Brown Productions, Manhattan Project.  Screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin.Cinematography by Dietrich Lohmann.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Paul Cichocki, David Rosenbloom.   The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves…

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Cocoon (1985)

RON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1985.  Twentieth Century Fox, Zanuck/Brown Productions, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.  Story by David Saperstein, Screenplay by Tom Benedek.  Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by David Brown, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by James Horner.  Production Design by Jack T. Collis.  Costume Design by Aggie Guerard Rodgers.  Film Editing by Daniel P….

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The Verdict (1982)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1982.   Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by David Mamet, based on the novel by Barry Reed.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Johnny Mandel.  Production Design by Edward Pisoni.  Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone.  Film Editing by Peter C. Frank.   Watching one man go against conspiratorial corruption hasn’t been this…

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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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The Sugarland Express (1974)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1974.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Story by Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Screenplay by Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Robert Ellsworth, James Gilmore.  Film Editing by Edward M. Abroms, Verna Fields.   Bubbly Goldie…

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True Crime (1999)

CLINT EASTWOOD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1999.  Warner Bros., The Zanuck Company, Malpaso Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Gross, Paul Brickman, Stephen Schiff, based on the novel by Andrew Klavan.  Cinematography by Jack N. Green.  Produced by Clint Eastwood, Lini Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Lennie Niehaus.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Deborah Hopper.  Film Editing…

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Road To Perdition (2002)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, The Zanuck Company.  Screenplay by David Self, based on the graphic novel by Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Sam Mendes, Dean Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Dennis Gassner.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing by…

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Reign Of Fire (2002)

ROB BOWMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 2002.  Spyglass Entertainment, The Zanuck Company, Touchstone Pictures, Tripod Entertainment, World 2000 Entertainment.  Story by Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Screenplay by Gregg Chabot, Kevin Peterka, Matt Greenberg.  Cinematography by Adrian Biddle.  Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ed Shearmur.  Production Design by Wolf Kroeger.  Costume…

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1989.  The Zanuck Company.  Screenplay by Alfred Uhry, based on his play.  Cinematography by Peter James.  Produced by Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Elizabeth McBride.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.   After she gets into a car accident, a Jewish octogenarian (Jessica Tandy) in…

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Planet Of The Apes (2001)

TIM BURTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2001.  Twentieth Century Fox, The Zanuck Company.  Screenplay by William Broyles Jr. Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, based on the novel La Planete des Singes by Pierre Boulle.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Rick Heinrichs.  Costume Design by Colleen Atwood.  Film Editing by Chris Lebenzon. …

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