Freud (1962)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate Title: The Secret Passion USA, 1962. Bavaria Film. Story by Charles Kaufman, Screenplay by Charles Kaufman, Wolfgang Reinhardt. Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt. Music by Jerry Goldsmith. Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes. Costume Design by Doris Langley Moore. Film Editing by Ralph…

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Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb (1971)

SETH HOLT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971. EMI Films, Hammer Films. Screenplay by Christopher Wicking, based on the novel The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. Cinematography by Arthur Grant. Produced by Howard Brandy. Music by Tristram Cary. Production Design by Scott MacGregor. Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows. Film Editing…

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Sons And Lovers (1960)

JACK CARDIFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Jerry Wald Productions.  Screenplay by Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence.  Cinematography by Freddie Francis.  Produced by Jerry Wald.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Thomas N. Morahan.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Gordon Pilkington.   Adaptation of the second half of D.H. Lawrence’s masterful novel…

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A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the…

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A World Apart (1988)

CHRIS MENGES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Zimbabwe, 1988.  Atlantic Entertainment Group, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Hippo Films Zimbabwe, Working Title Films, World Apart.  Screenplay by Shawn Slovo.  Cinematography by Peter Biziou.  Produced by Sarah Radclyffe.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Brian Morris.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Nicolas Gaster.   Like A Dry White Season,…

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Quo Vadis (1951)

MERVYN LeROY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1951.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz.  Cinematography by William V. Skall, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Sam Zimbalist.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno, Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning.  Costume Design by Herschel McCoy.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters. …

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The Haunting (1963)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Humphrey Searle.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Maude Churchill.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.   Shy, neurotic Julie Harris lives under the thumb…

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Eleni (1985)

PETER YATES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1985.  CBS Entertainment Production, Eleni Productions.  Screenplay by Steve Tesich, based on the book by Nicholas Gage.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Nicholas Gage, Mark Pick, Nick Vanoff.  Music by Bruce Smeaton.  Production Design by Roy Walker.  Costume Design by Tom Rand.  Film Editing by Ray Lovejoy. A Greek freedom fighter who was killed for…

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Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)

MIKE NEWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1994.   Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Channel Four Films, Working Title Films.   Screenplay by Richard Curtis.   Cinematography by Michael Coulter.   Produced by Duncan Kenworthy.   Music by Richard Rodney Bennett.   Production Design by Maggie Gray.   Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.   Film Editing by Jon Gregory.    Hysterical comedy hit…

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The Nun’s Story (1959)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1959.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on the book by Kathryn Hulme.  Cinematography by Franz Planer.  Produced by Henry Blanke.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Marjorie Best.  Film Editing by Walter Thompson.   Audrey Hepburn gives one of her most powerful performances in this highly respectable drama about…

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