Only Two Can Play (1962)

SIDNEY GILLIAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1962. Vale Film Productions. Screenplay by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by That Uncertain Feeling by Kingsley Amis. Cinematography by John Wilcox. Produced by Leslie Gilliat. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Albert Witherick. Costume Design by Muriel Dickson. Film Editing by…

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Secret Ceremony (1968)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1968.  Universal Pictures, World Film Services.  Screenplay by George Tabori, based on the short story Ceremonia Secreta by Marco Denevi.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by John Heyman, Norman Priggen.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Sue Yelland.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck.   While visiting the…

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Far From The Madding Crowd (1967)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Vic Films Productions.  Screenplay by Frederic Raphael, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Nicolas Roeg. Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Alan Barrett.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Thomas Hardy’s tale of love and property is adapted…

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Nicholas And Alexandra (1971)

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by James Goldman, additional dialogue by Edward Bond, based on the book by Robert K. Massie.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   If the real Romanovs were this boring…

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Billy Liar (1963)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Vic Films Productions, Waterfall Productions.  Screenplay by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, based on the play by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, from the novel by Keith Waterhouse.  Cinematography by Denys N. Coop.  Produced by Joseph Janni.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Ray Simm.  Costume Design by Laura Nightingale.  Film Editing by Roger…

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Yanks (1979)

JOHN SCHLESINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1979.  CIP Filmproduktion GmbH.  Story by Colin Welland, Screenplay by Colin Welland, Walter Bernstein.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Joseph Janni, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Shirley Russell.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   ‘The Yanks are overpaid, oversexed and over here!’ were…

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Swann

BB (out of 5) Dull adaptation of the novel by Carol Shields. Miranda Richardson plays a famous novelist who has decided to write a book about Saskatchewan poet Mary Swann, a woman who scribbled bits of verse down in her notebook on a regular basis before her husband murdered her and then shot himself. Swann’s memory…

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Equus (1977)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom, 1977.  Persky-Bright Productions, Winkast Film Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his play.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elliott Kastner, Lester Persky.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   A socially dysfunctional stable boy (Peter Firth) blinds six horses…

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Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

SIDNEY LUMET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1974.  EMI Film Distributors, G.W. Films Limited.  Screenplay by Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.  Production Design by Tony Walton.  Costume Design by Tony Walton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   The seventies saw a few Agatha…

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Indiscreet (1958)

STANLEY DONEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Warner Bros., Grandon Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Norman Krasna, based on his play Kind Sir.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Stanley Donen.  Music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ken Jones.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   Beautiful little charmer adapted by Norman Krasna from his play Kind…

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.   Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Richard Curtis.   Cinematography by Michael Coulter.   Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Maggie Gray.   Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.   Film Editing by Jon Gregory.    Hysterical comedy hit…

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Enchanted April (1992)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1992.   BBC Films, Miramax, Greenpoint Films.   Screenplay by Peter Barnes, based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.   Cinematography by Rex Maidment.   Produced by Ann Scott.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Malcolm Thornton.   Costume Design by Sheena Napier.   Film Editing by Dick Allen.   …

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