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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The Nightcomers (1971)

MICHAEL WINNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Elliott Kastner-Jay Kanter-Alan Ladd Jnr Productions, Scimitar Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Hastings, based on characters created by Henry James.   Cinematography by Robert Paynter.   Produced by Michael Winner.   Music by Jerry Fielding.  Production Design by Herbert Westbrook.   Costume Design by Ray Beck.  Film Editing by…

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The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1984.  TriStar Pictures, Henson Associates, Delphi II Productions, The Jim Henson Company.  Story by Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Screenplay by Frank Oz, Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, based on characters created by Jim Henson. Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by David Lazer.  Music by Ralph Burns.  Production Design by Stephen Hendrickson.  Costume Design…

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Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)

FRANK OZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1986.  The Geffen Company.  Screenplay by Howard Ashman, based on his musical play, adapted from the 1960 film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles B. Griffith.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by David Geffen.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Marit Allen.  Film Editing by John Jympson.   The…

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An American Werewolf In London (1981)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1981.  PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Lyncanthrope Films.  Screenplay by John Landis.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by George Folsey Jr..  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   Griffin Dunne and David Naughton are two friends travelling through Europe who spend an evening hiking the…

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Trading Places (1983)

JOHN LANDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1983.  Cinema Group Ventures, Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by Aaron Russo.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Gene Rudolf.   Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman.  Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.   This is one of the films that led to Eddie Murphy becoming the biggest comedy stars of the…

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Superman III (1983)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1983.  Dovemead Films, Cantharus Productions.  Screenplay by David Newman, Leslie Newman, based on the character created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by John Victor-Smith.   Supercheese entry in the franchise, in…

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Superman II (1980)

RICHARD DONNER, RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1980.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, based on the character created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel.  Cinematography by Robert Paynter, Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by Ken Thorne.  Production Design by John Barry,…

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