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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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.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as fast and…

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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 Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

RONALD NEAME Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Twentieth Century-Fox Productions.  Screenplay by Jay Presson Allen, based on her play, adapted from the novel by Muriel Spark.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Robert Fryer.  Music by Rod McKuen.  Production Design by John Howell.  Costume Design by Joan Bridge, Elizabeth Haffenden.  Film Editing by Norman Savage.   Maggie Smith earned her international…

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The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1974.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore, Oswald Morris.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Should go…

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Roger Moore makes his…

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1971.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, 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 Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Ted Tetrick, Donfeld.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, John W. Holmes.   Sean Connery‘s…

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Goldfinger (1964)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1964.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn, 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 Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   It took three films to…

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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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The Day Of The Triffids (1962)

STEVE SEKELY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Allied Artists Pictures, Security Pictures Ltd..  Screenplay by Bernard Gordon, Philip Yordan, based on the novel by John Wyndham.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by George Pitcher.  Music by Ron Goodwin.  Production Design by Cedric Dawe.  Costume Design by Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Bill Lewthwaite.   The world is made a madhouse when…

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Clash Of The Titans (1981)

DESMOND DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1981.  Charles H. Schneer Productions.  Screenplay by Beverley Cross.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Ray Harryhausen, Charles H. Schneer.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Frank White.  Costume Design by Emma Porteous.  Film Editing by Timothy Gee.   The mythology of ancient Greece is combined with the effects of Ray Harryhausen in this incredibly…

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