Variety (1983)

BETTE GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1983. Variety Motion Pictures, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Channel Four Films, New York State Councils for the Arts and Humanities. Original Story by Bette Gordon, Screenplay by Kathy Acker, Jerry Delamater, Peter Koper, additional dialogue by Nancy Reilly. Cinematography by Tom DiCillo, John Foster. Produced…

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Funny Dirty Little War (1983)

HECTOR OLIVERA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  No Habra mas Penas Ni Olvido Argentina, 1983.  Aries Cinematográfica Argentina.  Screenplay by Roberto Cossa, Hector Olivera, based on the book by   Osvaldo Soriano. Cinematography by Leonardo Rodriguez Solis.  Produced by Fernando Ayala, Luis Osvaldo Repetto, Alejandro Sessa.    Music by Óscar Cardozo Ocampo.  Production Design by Emilio Basaldua, Maria…

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So Far From India (1983)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. USA, 1983.  Cinematography by Mitch Epstein.  Film Editing by Ann Schaetzel. Mira Nair interviews a New York friend, like herself originally from India, and presents an examination on the life of an immigrant in America. Ashok Seth works a subway newstand after having left his homeland some years earlier. His…

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Educating Rita (1983)

LEWIS GILBERT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1983.  Acorn Pictures.  Screenplay by Willy Russell, based on his play.  Cinematography by Frank Watts.   Produced by Lewis Gilbert.  Music by David Hentschel.  Production Design by Maurice Fowler.  Costume Design by Candy Paterson.  Film Editing by Garth Craven.   Delightful modern update of Pygmalion, with Michael Caine as a befuddled alcoholic professor and…

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Carmen (1983)

CARLOS SAURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Spain, 1983.  Emiliano Piedra, Television Espanola. Screenplay by Carlos Saura, Antonio Gades, based on the novella by Prosper Merimee. Cinematography by Teo Escamilla.  Produced by Emiliano Piedra.  Music by Paco de Lucía.  Production Design by Felix Murcia.  Costume Design by Teresa Nieto.  Film Editing by Pedro del Rey.   Carlos Saura’s fascination with Latin dance…

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Entre Nous (1983)

DIANE KURYS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB Original title:  Coup De Foudre France, 1983.  Partner’s Productions, Alexandre Films, Hachette Première, Films A2, S.F.P.C..  Scenario and dialogue by Diane Kurys, adaptation by Diane Kurys, Alain Le Henry.  Cinematography by Bernard Lutic.  Produced by Ariel Zeitoun.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Jacques Bufnoir.  Costume Design by Mic Cheminal.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.  …

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The Ballad Of Narayama (1983)

SHOHEI IMAMURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB Original title:  Narayama-bushi ko Japan, 1983.  Toei Company.  Screenplay by Shohei Imamura, based on the novel by Shichiro Fukazawa.   Cinematography by Hiroshi Kanazawa, Shigeru Komatsubara, Masao Tochizawa.  Produced by Goro Kusakabe, Jiro Tomoda.  Music by Shinichiro Ikebe.  Production Design by Goro Kusakabe.  Costume Design by Kyoto Isho.  Film Editing by Toshihiko Kojima, Fusako Matsumoto, Hajime Okayasu,…

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The Fourth Man (1983)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  De Vierde Man The Netherlands, 1983.  Rob Houwer Productions, Verenigde Nederlandsche Filmcompagnie.  Screenplay by Gerard Soeteman, based on the novel by Gerard Reve.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont.  Produced by Rob Houwer.  Music by Loek Dikker.  Production Design by Roland de Groot.  Costume Design by Elly Claus.  Film Editing by Ine Schenkkan.   In this highly…

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The Big Chill (1983)

LAWRENCE KASDAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1983.   Columbia Pictures Corporation, Carson Productions, Columbia-Delphi Productions.   Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek.   Cinematography by John Bailey.   Produced by Michael Shamberg.   Music by Meg Kasdan.   Production Design by Ida Random.   Costume Design by April Ferry.   Film Editing by Carol Littleton.    Years after they were…

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Danton (1983)

ANDRZEJ WAJDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Poland, 1983.  Gaumont, TF1 Films Production, S.F.P.C., T.M., Ministère de la Culture, Film Polski, Les Films du Losange, Zespól Filmowy “X”.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, in collaboration with Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Boleslaw Michalek, Jacek Gasiorowski, based on the play L’Affair Danton/Sprawa Dantona by Stanislawa Przybyszewska.  Cinematography by Igor Luther.  Produced by…

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Never Cry Wolf (1983)

CARROLL BALLARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  Walt Disney Pictures, Amarok Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Curtis Hanson, Sam Hamm, Richard Kletter, narration written by Charles Martin Smith, Eugene Corr, Christina Luescher, based on the book by Farley Mowat.  Cinematography by Hiro Narita.  Produced by Lewis M. Allen, Jack Couffer, Joseph Strick.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Graeme…

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