War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design…

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Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA, FEDERICO FELLINI, MARIO MONICELLI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/France, 1962.  Cineriz, Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica, Francinex, Gray-Film.  Screenplay by Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Mario Monicelli, Goffredo Parise, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino…

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Artists And Models (1955)

FRANK TASHLIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1955.  Wallis-Hazen.  Screenplay by Don McGuire, Frank Tashlin, Herbert Baker, Hal Kanter, based on the story Rock-A-Bye Baby by Michael Davidson, Norman Lessing.  Cinematography by Daniel L. Fapp.  Produced by Hal B. Wallis.  Music by Walter Scharf.  Production Design by Tambi Larsen, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Edith Head.  Film Editing by Warren Low.   Splashy colours and…

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Intervista (1987)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1987.  Aljosha, Cinecittà, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Fernlyn.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, contributing writer Gianfranco Angelucci.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Ibrahim Moussa.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Fellini pays homage to Cinecitta’s 50th anniversary and, in doing so, looks…

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La Dolce Vita (1960)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Italy/France, 1960.  Riama Film, Cinecittà, Pathe Consortium Cinema.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   The…

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Woman Times Seven (1967)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Italy/France/USA, 1967.  Joseph E. Levine Productions, Embassy Pictures.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Arthur Cohn.  Music by Riz Ortolani.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Marcel Escoffier.  Film Editing by Teddy Darvas, Victoria Mercanton.   Director Vittorio de Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini attempt to recreate the success of Yesterday, Today…

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