A Special Day (1977)

ETTORE SCOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Una Giornata Particolare Italy/Canada, 1977.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Canafox Films.  Screenplay by Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, collaboration with Maurizio Costanzo.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Luciano Ricceri.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Raimondo Crociani.   Podcast:  My Criterions. It’s May…

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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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The Widower (1959)

DINO RISI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Il Vedovo Italy, 1959.  Cino del Duca, Paneuropa.  Story by Fabio Carpi, Dino Risi, Rodolfo Sonego, Screenplay by Fabio Carpi, Sandro Continenza, Dino Risi, Rodolfo Sonego, Dino Verde.  Cinematography by Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Edgardo Cortese, Cino del Duca, Elio Scardamaglia.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Piero Filippone.  Costume Design by…

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A Drama Of Jealousy (1970)

ETTORE SCOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Dramma Della Gelosia–Tutti I Particolari In Cronaca Alternate title:  Pizza Triangle, Jealousy–Italian Style Italy/Spain, 1970.  Dean Film, Jupiter Generale Cinematografica, Midega Film.  Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Pio Angeletti, Adriano De Micheli.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Luciano Ricceri.  Costume Design by Ezio…

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Ugly, Dirty And Bad (1976)

ETTORE SCOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original title:  Brutti, Sporchi E Cattivi Alternate title:  Down And Dirty Italy, 1976.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Surf Film.  Screenplay by Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola, dialogue by Sergio Citti.  Cinematography by Dario Di Palma.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Luciano Ricceri, Franco Velchi.  Costume Design by Danda Ortona.  Film Editing by Raimondo Crociani.  …

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The Family (1987)

ETTORE SCOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original title:  La Famiglia Italy/France, 1987.  Cinecittà, Massfilm, Cinémax, Les Films Ariane, Rai 1.  Story by Ruggero Maccari, Furio Scarpelli, Ettore Scola, Dialogue by Graziano Diana.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Franco Committeri.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Cinzia Lo Fazio, Luciano Ricceri.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Francesco Malvestito.   This…

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Marriage Italian Style (1964)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original title:  Matrimonio All’Italiana Italy/France, 1964.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia.  Screenplay by Renato Castellani, Tonino Guerra, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, based on the play Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo.  Cinematography by Roberto Gerardi.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Carlo Egidi.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi,…

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Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (1963)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original title:  Ieri, Oggi, Domani Italy/France, 1963.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia.  Story by Eduardo De Filippo, Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Eduardo De Filippo, Isabelle Quarantotti, Cesare Zavattini, Bella Billa, Lorenza Zanuso, based on the novella Troppo Ricca by Alberto Moravia.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by…

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Two Women (1960)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title:  La Ciociara Italy/France, 1960.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Cocinor, Les Films Marceau, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Adaptation and Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, based on the novel by Alberto Moravia.  Cinematography by Gabor Pogany.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Armando Trovajoli.  Production Design by Gastone Medin.  Costume Design by Elio Costanzi.  Film Editing by Adriana Novelli.    …

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