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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Images (1972)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, storybook narration by Susannah York.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.   Produced by Tommy Thompson.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Jack Gallagher.  Film Editing by Graeme Clifford.   Between releasing his panoramic, multi-cast…

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X Y & Zee (1972)

BRIAN G. HUTTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Zee And Co. United Kingdom, 1972.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Zee Company.  Screenplay by Edna O’Brien.  Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by Jay Kanter, Alan Ladd Jr..  Music by Stanley Myers.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   Trash should always be this fun. Elizabeth…

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Tom Jones (1963)

TONY RICHARDSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Woodfall Film Productions. Screenplay by John Osborne, based on the novel by Henry Fielding.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Tony Richardson.  Music by John Addison.  Production Design by Ralph W. Brinton.  Costume Design by John McCorry.  Film Editing by Antony Gibbs.   Deliciously bawdy adaptation of Henry Fielding’s popular 19th-century novel about…

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Tunes Of Glory (1960)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Knightsbridge Films.  Screenplay by James Kennaway, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson.  Produced by Colin Lesslie.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton. Costume Design by Charles Guerin.  Film Editing by Anne V. Coates.   Fantastic British film featuring a squaring off between two pristine actors, in this case…

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A Man For All Seasons (1966)

FRED ZINNEMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Highland Films.  Screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Fred Zinnemann.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by John Box.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Haffenden, Joan Bridge.  Film Editing by Ralph Kemplen.   The Best Picture Oscar winner of 1966 is this powerful adaptation of…

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)

SYDNEY POLLACK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1969.  American Broadcasting Company, Palomar Pictures.  Screenplay by James Poe, Robert E. Thompson, based on the novel by Horace McCoy.  Cinematography by Philip H. Lathrop.  Produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler.  Music by Johnny Green.  Production Design by Harry Horner.  Costume Design by Donfeld.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp.   A roaring-twenties dance marathon represents…

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Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)

SIDNEY J. FURIE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1987.  Cannon Films, Warner Bros., Golan-Globus Productions, London-Cannon Films.  Story by Christopher Reeve, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Screenplay by Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, based on characters created by Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel.  Cinematography by Ernest Day.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Alexander Courage.  Production Design by John…

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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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Superman (1978)

RICHARD DONNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 1978.  Dovemead Films, Film Export A.G., International Film Production.  Story by Mario Puzo, Screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton,  based on the character created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Pierre Spengler.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John Barry.  Costume Design…

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Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)

RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Accord Productions.Screenplay by Len Deighton, based on the musical play by Joan Littlewood, from the play by Charles Chilton.  Cinematography by Gerry Turpin.  Produced by Richard Attenborough, Brian Duffy.  Production Design by Donald M. Ashton.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Kevin Connor.   Already a celebrated actor, Richard Attenborough made his directorial…

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The Killing Of Sister George (1968)

ROBERT ALDRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1968.  Palomar Pictures, The Associates & Aldrich Company.  Screenplay by Lukas Heller, based on the play by Frank Marcus.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by Robert Aldrich.  Music by Gerald Fried.  Production Design by William Glasgow.  Costume Design by Renie.  Film Editing by Michael Luciano.   Beryl Reid is excellent as a British television star…

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