Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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Senso (1954)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Italy, 1954.  Lux Film.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, with the collaboration of Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, and dialogue collaboration by Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles, based on the novel by Camillo Boito.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker.  Produced by Domenico Forges Davanzati.  Production Design by…

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The Collector (1965)

WILLIAM WYLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1965.  Collector Company, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by John Kohn, Stanley Mann, based on the novel by John Fowles.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jud Kinberg, John Kohn.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Stoll.  Film Editing by David Hawkins, Robert Swink.   Terence Stamp was a poor clerk…

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Billy Budd (1962)

PETER USTINOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Allied Artists Pictures, Anglo Allied.  Screenplay by Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen, based on the play by Louis O. Coxe and Robert H. Chapman and the novel Billy Budd, Foretopman by Herman Melville.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Peter Ustinov.  Music by Antony Hopkins.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume…

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Another Man’s Poison (1952)

IRVING RAPPER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom, 1952.  Angel Productions.  Screenplay by Val Guest, based on the play Deadlock by Leslie Sands.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Daniel M. Angel.  Music by John Greenwood.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Gordon Hales. Bette Davis co-stars with real-life husband Gary Merrill in this enjoyably noir-ish drama.  She…

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The Third Man (1949)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1949.  London Film Productions.  Screenplay by Graham Greene.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by Anton Karas.  Production Design by Dario Simoni.  Costume Design by Ivy Baker.  Film Editing by Oswald Hafenrichter.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Joseph Cotten arrives in Vienna to attend the funeral of a childhood friend who has recently passed away….

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Trapeze (1956)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1956.  Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, Joanna Productions, Susan Productions.  Screenplay by James R. Webb, adaptation by Liam O’Brien, based on the novel The Killing Frost by Max Catto.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by James Hill.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini. Costume Design by Veniero Colasanti.  Film Editing by Bert Bates. Well-worn male…

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Odd Man Out (1947)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1947.  Two Cities Films.  Screenplay by F.L. Green, R.C. Sherriff.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Carol Reed.  Music by William Alwyn.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by Peggy Henderson.  Film Editing by Fergus McDonell.   IRA man James Mason participates in a robbery that goes sour when he accidentally shoots and…

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Henry V (1944)

LAURENCE OLIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Alternate title:  The Chronicle History Of King Henry the Fift With His Battell At Agincourt In France United Kingdom, 1944.  Two Cities Films.  Based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Laurence Olivier.  Music by William Walton.  Production Design by Paul Sheriff. Costume Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film Editing by…

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Brief Encounter (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame, based on the play Still Life by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Noel Coward.  Music by John Hollingsworth, Percival Mackey, Muir Mathieson.  Production Design by Lawrence P. Williams.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.   A decades-beloved romantic classic that truly…

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