The Onion Field (1979)

HAROLD BECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1979. Black Marble Productions. Screenplay by Joseph Wambaugh, based on his book. Cinematography by Charles Rosher Jr.. Produced by Walter Coblenz. Music by Eumir Deodato. Production Design by Brian Eatwell. Costume Design by Sharon Swenson. Film Editing by John W. Wheeler. The events of one night…

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Time After Time (1979)

NICHOLAS MEYER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1979.  Orion Pictures, Warner Bros..  Story by Karl Alexander, Steve Hayes, Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer.  Cinematography by Paul Lohmann.  Produced by Herb Jaffe.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Edward C. Carfagno.  Costume Design by Sal Anthony, Yvonne Kubis.  Film Editing by Donn Cambern. H.G. Wells announces at his dinner party that he has invented…

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The Marriage Of Maria Braun (1979)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Die Ehe Der Maria Braun West Germany, 1979.  Albatros Filmproduktion, Fengler Films, Filmverlag der Autoren, Tango Film, Trio Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Idea by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Screenplay by Pea Fröhlich, Peter Märthesheimer, Dialogue by Pea Frohlich, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Marthesheimer.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Wolf-Dietrich Brucker, Volker Canaris.  Music by…

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The Tempest (1979)

DEREK JARMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1979.  Boyd’s Company.  Screenplay by Derek Jarman, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Peter Middleton.  Produced by Guy Ford, Mordecai Shreiber.  Music by Brian Hodgson, John Lewis.  Production Design by Yolanda Sonnabend.  Costume Design by Nic Ede.  Film Editing by Lesley Walker.   Confusing and unenjoyable adaptation of Shakespeare’s play by experimental filmmaker…

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…And Justice For All (1979)

NORMAN JEWISON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1979.  Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Norman Jewison, Patrick J. Palmer. Music by Dave Grusin.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by John F. Burnett.   Explosive law film that mixes a healthy blend of comedy in with…

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