Britannia Hospital (1982)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom, 1982.  British Lion Film Corporation, EMI Films, Film and General Productions, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by David Sherwin.  Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Ian Hickinbotham.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.   Lindsay Anderson makes the…

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The Emperor Waltz (1948)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   USA, 1948.  Paramount Pictures.  Directed by Billy Wilder.  Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder.  Cinematography by George Barnes.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Franz Bachelin, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head, Gile Steele.  Film Editing by Doane Harrison.   Corny nonsense that marks a rare misfire for director Billy Wilder and…

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, De Grunwald Productions.  Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Anatole de Grunwald.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Pamela Cornell, John Jarvis.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.   Anthony Asquith and Terence Rattigan team up to recreate the success of The V.I.P.s with another…

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Thunderball (1965)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Eon Productions.  Original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming, original Screenplay by Jack Whittingham, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Kevin McClory.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Ernest Hosler.   James Bond is on the scene once…

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Night Train To Munich (1940)

CAROL REED Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Alternate title:  Night Train United Kingdom, 1940.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Story by Gordon Wellesley, Screenplay by Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder.  Cinematography by Otto Kanturek.  Produced by Edward Black.  Music by Louis Levy, Charles Williams.  Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Eugene Joseff.  Film Editing by R.E. Dearing.  A famous Czechoslovakian scientist and his daughter (Margaret Lockwood) manage…

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One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  British National Films, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.   Michael Powell was commissioned by the British government to make a propaganda film to help out with the…

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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom, 1943.  Independent Producers, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Joseph Bato.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr.. During an army protocol practice run, a near-retired Colonel is appalled…

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Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1958.  Wheel Productions.  Screenplay by Arthur Laurents, based on the novel by Francoise Sagan.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Roger K. Furse.  Costume Design by Hope Bryce.  Film Editing by Helga Cranston.  Otto Preminger’s melodrama about the pains of coming of age may seem…

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To Each His Own (1946)

MITCHELL LEISEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1946.  Paramount Pictures.  Story by Charles Brackett, Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Jacques Thery.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Charles Brackett.  Music by Victor Young.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Alma Macrorie.   Olivia de Havilland won her first Academy Award for this mother of…

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Dead Of Night (1945)

ALBERTO CAVALCANTI, CHARLES CRICHTON, BASIL DEARDEN, ROBERT HAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Ealing Studios.  Screenplay by John Baines, Angus MacPhail, E.F. Benson, based on stories by H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, John Baines, Angus MacPhail. Cinematography by Stanley Pavey, Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Michael Balcon.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by Michael Relph.  Costume Design by Marion…

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