Oedipus Rex (1967)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original title:  Edipo Re Italy/Morocco, 1967.  Arco Film, Somafis.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the play by Sophocles.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Extremely strange and shallow but also visually impressive adaptation of Sophocles’ drama….

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Hawks And Sparrows (1966)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Uccellacci e Uccellini Alternate title:  The Hawks And The Sparrows Italy, 1966.  Arco Film.  Story and Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Mario Bernardo, Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.  Cannes Film Festival 1966.   Pasolini…

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The Gospel According To Saint Matthew (1964)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo Italy/France, 1964.  Arco Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.  Academy Awards 1964.  National Board Of Review…

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Mamma Roma (1962)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1962.  Arco Film.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Flavio Mogherini.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Anna Magnani‘s divine performance is the best thing about this stand-out film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of his most enjoyable and…

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Accattone (1961)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy, 1961.  Arco Film, Cino del Duca.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on his story, additional dialogue by Sergio Citti.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini, Cino del Duca.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Flavio Mogherini.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Overlong and undernourished film debut of Pier…

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