The Witches (1967)

MAURO BOLOGNINI, VITTORIO DE SICA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, FRANCO ROSSI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Original title:  Le streghe Italy/France, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Story and screenplay “La Strega Bruciata Viva” by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, collaboration with Cesare Zavattini, Story and screenplay “Senso Civico” and “La Siciliana” by Agenore Incrocci,…

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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 Condemned Of Altona (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  I Sequestrati di Altona Italy/France, 1962.  Société Générale de Cinématographie, Titanus.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, Cesare Zavattini, based on the play Les Sequestres d’Altona by Jean-Paul Sartre.  Cinematography by Roberto Gerardi.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Ezio Frigerio.  Costume Design by Pier Luigi Pizzi.  Film Editing by…

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Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Scenario by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Dialogue by Truman Capote, based on the story Terminal Station by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced…

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Terminal Station (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Giorgio Prosperi, Luigi Chiarini, dialogue by Truman Capote, based on a story by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro…

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Love In The City (1953)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, FEDERICO FELLINI, ALBERTO LATTUADA, CARLO LIZZANI, FRANCESCO MASELLI, DINO RISI, CESARE ZAVATTINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Amore In Citta Italy, 1953.  Faro Film.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Aldo Buzzi, Luigi Chiarini, Federico Fellini, Marco Ferreri, Alberto Lattuada, Luigi Malerba, Tullio Pinelli, Dino Risi, Vittorio Veltroni, Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Marco…

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The Overcoat (1952)

ALBERTO LATTUADA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Il Cappotto Italy, 1952.  Faro Film, Titanus.  Adaptation and Screenplay by Alberto Lattuada, Giorgio Prosperi, Giordano Corsi, Enzo Curreli, Luigi Malerba, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Cesare Zavattini, based on the story by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Mario Montuori.  Produced by Antonio Ansaldo-Patti, Enzo Curreli.  Music by Felice Lattuada.  Production Design by Gianni Polidori.  Costume Design by Dario Cecchi.  Film Editing…

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Bellissima (1951)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1951.  Film Bellissima.  Story by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Francesco Rosi, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Piero Portalupi, Paul Ronald.  Produced by Savlo D’Angelo.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Gianni Polidori.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Mario Serandrei.   Anna Magnani rules this charmer by Luchino Visconti, a surprisingly…

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Sunflower (1970)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original Title:  I Girasoli Italy/France, 1970.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia, Mosfilm, AVCO Embassy Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Tonino Guerra, Cesare Zavattini, in collaboration with Giorgi Mdivani.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Arthur Cohn, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Adriana…

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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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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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