Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Horizon Pictures.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson, based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Sam Spiegel.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   This is not just a movie, it’s THE movie:  David Lean’s…

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1965.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Carlo Ponti Production.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the novel by Boris Pasternak.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Phyllis Dalton.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   David Lean followed his epic Lawrence of Arabia with this equally large and…

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Ryan’s Daughter (1970)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  United Kingdom, 1970.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   Despite having a great cast of actors, eye-popping cinematography by Freddie Francis of misty Irish shores and a beautiful…

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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 Mission (1986)

ROLAND JOFFE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1986.  Warner Bros., Goldcrest Films International, Kingsmere Productions Ltd., Enigma Productions, AMLF.  Story and screenplay by Robert Bolt.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Fernando Ghia, David Puttnam.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Stuart Craig.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   Roland Joffe followed The Killing Fields with this…

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The Bounty (1984)

ROGER DONALDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Bounty Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the book Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian by Richard Hough. Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Bernard Williams.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Tony Lawson.   Third major version of…

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