Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Gabriel Pascal Productions, National Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff, Jack Hildyard, Robert Krasker, Freddie Young.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by Georges Auric.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Oliver Messel.  Film Editing…

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Britannia Hospital (1982)

LINDSAY ANDERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. United Kingdom, 1982.  British Lion Film Corporation, EMI Films, Film and General Productions, National Film Finance Corporation.  Screenplay by David Sherwin.  Cinematography by Mike Fash.  Produced by Davina Belling, Clive Parsons.  Music by Alan Price.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Ian Hickinbotham.  Film Editing by Michael Ellis.  Cannes Film Festival 1982.   Lindsay…

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Ivanhoe (1952)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 1952.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Noel Langley, adaptation by by Aeneas MacKenzie, based on the novel by Walter Scott.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Pandro S. Berman.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film Editing by Frank Clarke.  Academy Awards 1952.  Golden Globe Awards 1952. Walter…

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I Know Where I’m Going (1945)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1945.  The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Erwin Hillier.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr.. Where you should be going is straight to the video store to rent this unforgettable classic. Fans…

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The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   United Kingdom, 1943.  Independent Producers, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Georges Perinal.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Allan Gray.  Production Design by Alfred Junge.  Costume Design by Joseph Bato.  Film Editing by John Seabourne Sr.. During an army protocol practice run, a near-retired Colonel is appalled…

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Henry V

LAURENCE OLIVIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Chronicle History Of King Henry the Fift With His Battell At Agincourt In France United Kingdom, 1944.  Two Cities Films.  Based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Laurence Olivier.  Music by William Walton.  Production Design by Paul Sheriff. Costume Design by Roger K. Furse.  Film Editing by…

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The Haunting (1963)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1963.  Argyle Enterprises.  Screenplay by Nelson Gidding, based on the novel The Haunting Of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.  Cinematography by Davis Boulton.  Produced by Robert Wise.  Music by Humphrey Searle.  Production Design by Elliot Scott.  Costume Design by Maude Churchill.  Film Editing by Ernest Walter.  Golden Globe Awards 1963. Shy, neurotic Julie Harris lives…

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