The Big Sleep (1978)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 United Kingdom/USA, 1978. Winkast Film Productions, ITC Entertainment. Screenplay by Michael Winner, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Produced by Jerry Bick, Elliott Kastner, Michael Winner. Music by Jerry Fielding. Production Design by Harry Pottle. Costume Design by Ron Beck. Film Editing…

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Never Let Go (1960)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB United Kingdom, 1960. Independent Artists, Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions. Story by John Guillermin, Peter De Sarigny, Screenplay by Alun Falconer. Cinematography by Christopher Challis. Produced by Peter De Sarigny. Music by John Barry. Production Design by George Provis. Costume Design by Vi Murray. Film Editing by Ralph…

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Operation Crossbow (1965)

MICHAEL ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Baroda, Bentley Productions, Jason Films, Monica Corp., Monmouth, Pennebaker-Baroda Productions.  Story by Duilio Coletti, Vittoriano Petrilli, Screenplay by Emeric Pressburger, Derry Quinn, Ray Rigby.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter. British intelligence sends three men…

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The Virgin Queen (1955)

HENRY KOSTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1955.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Harry Brown, Mindred Lord, based on the story Sir Walter Raleigh by Harry Brown.  Cinematography by Charles G. Clarke.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler.  Costume Design by Mary Wills.  Film Editing by Robert L. Simpson.   Bette Davis played Queen…

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Dorian Gray (1970)

MASSIMO DALLAMANO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  United Kingdom/Italy/West Germany, 1970.  Sargon Film, Terra-Filmkunst, Towers of London.  Screenplay by Marcello Coscia, Massimo Dallamano, Gunter Ebert, based on the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Cinematography by Otello Spila.  Produced by Harry Alan Towers.  Music by Peppino De Luca, Carlos Pes.  Production Design by Mario Ambrosino.  Film Editing by…

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Stage Fright (1950)

ALFRED HITCHCOCK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1950.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Whitfield Cook, adaptation by Alma Reville, based on the novel Man Running by Selwyn Jepson.  Cinematography by Wilkie Cooper.  Produced by Alfred Hitchcock.  Music by Leighton Lucas.  Production Design by Terence Verity.  Costume Design by Christian Dior.  Film Editing by Edward B. Jarvis.  Even the camera plays…

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The Longest Day (1962)

KEN ANNAKIN, ANDREW MARTON, BERNHARD WICKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Darryl F. Zanuck Productions, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, additional episodes by Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, based on the book by Cornelius Ryan.  Cinematography by Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz.  Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Leon…

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