Meteor (1979)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/Hong Kong, 1979.  American International Pictures, Meteor Joint Venture, Palladium Productions, Shaw Brothers.  Story by Edmund H. North, Screenplay by Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Arnold H. Orgolini, Theodore R. Parvin.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Albert Wolsky.  Film Editing…

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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.  Academy Awards 1965.   James Bond is on the scene…

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From Russia With Love (1963)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Eon Productions.  Adaptation by Johanna Harwood, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum,based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.  Golden Globe Awards 1963.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as…

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First Knight (1995)

JERRY ZUCKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1995.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, First Knight Productions.  Story by Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, William Nicholson, Screenplay by William Nicholson.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Hunt Lowry, Jerry Zucker.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Nanà Cecchi.  Film Editing by Walter Murch.   Just in case anyone thought that Lerner and Loewe’s…

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Dr. No (1962)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Monty Norman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Tessa Prendergast.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   The cinema’s longest running franchise got itself off…

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The Russia House (1990)

FRED SCHEPISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1990.  Pathé Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Star Partners III Ltd.. Screenplay by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by John Le Carre. Cinematography by Ian Baker.  Produced by Paul Maslansky, Fred Schepisi.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  Golden Globe Awards 1990.   Sean Connery plays…

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves (1991)

KEVIN REYNOLDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Story by Pen Densham, Screenplay by Pen Densham, John Watson.  Cinematography by Douglas Milsome.  Produced by Pen Densham, Richard Barton Lewis, John Watson.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by John Graysmark.  Costume Design by John Bloomfield.  Film Editing by Peter Boyle.  Academy Awards 1991.  Golden Globe Awards 1991.   Even…

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The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

STEPHEN NORRINGTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA/Germany/Czech Republic/United Kingdom, 2003.  Angry Films, International Production Company, JD Productions, Mediastream Dritte Film GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG, Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by James Robinson, based on the comic books by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill.  Cinematography by Dan Laustsen.  Produced by Don Murphy.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Carol Spier.  Costume…

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Highlander

RUSSELL MULCAHY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1986.  Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, Highlander Productions Limited, Davis-Panzer Productions.  Story by Gregory Widen, Screenplay by Gregory Widen, Peter Bellwood, Larry Ferguson.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Peter S. Davis, William N. Panzer.  Music by Michael Kamen. Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  …

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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Outland (1981)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   United Kingdom, 1981.  The Ladd Company.  Screenplay by Peter Hyams.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Richard Roth.  Music by Jerry Goldsmith.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by John Mollo.  Film Editing by Stuart Baird.  Academy Awards 1981.   Imagine High Noon set in outer space and you have the basic thrust of this very cool…

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Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1989.  Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm.  Story by George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam, based on characters created by George Lucas, Philip Kaufman.  Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.  Produced by Robert Watts.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Joanna Johnston, Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1989.  Golden Globe Awards…

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