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 Flowers Of St. Francis (1950)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Francesco, giullare di Dio Italy, 1950.  Cineriz, Rizzoli Film.  Story by Roberto Rossellini, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Antonio Lisandrini, Felix Morlion, Roberto Rossellini.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli. Produced by Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Virgilio March.  Costume Design by Marina Arcangeli.  Film Editing by Jolanda Benvenuti. Roberto Rossellini followed…

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Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Annee Derniere A Marienbad France/Italy, 1961.  Cocinor, Terra Film, Cormoran Films, Precitel, Como Films, Argos Films, Les Films Tamara, Cinétel, Silver Films, Cineriz.  Screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Pierre Courau, Anatole Dauman, Raymond Froment.  Music by Francis Seyrig.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Jasmine…

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Kapo (1960)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1960.  Cineriz, Vides Cinematografica, Zebra Films, Francinex, Lovcen Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Aleksandar Sekulovic.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Moris Ergas.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Aleksandar Milovic.  Costume Design by Clara Poggi.  Film Editing by Roberto Cinquini, Anhela Michelli.   Before making his masterful Battle of Algiers, Gillo…

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8 ½ (1963)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Otto E Mezzo Italy/France, 1963.  Cineriz, Francinex.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Screenplay by Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Following the…

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Before The Revolution (1964)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Prima Della Rivoluzione Italy, 1964.  Cineriz, Iride Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci, collaboration with Gianni Amico.  Cinematography by Aldo Scavarda.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Vittorio Cafiero, Angelo Canevari.  Costume Design by Federico Forquet.  Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani.   A teenage boy is growing into his twenties and looking for…

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La Commare Secca (1962)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  The Grim Reaper Italy, 1962.  Cinematografica Cervi, Cineriz.  Story by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Citti.  Cinematography by Giovanni Narzisi.  Produced by Tonino Cervi.  Music by Piero Piccioni, Carlo Rustichelli.  Costume Design by Adriana Spadaro.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   A Roman prostitute is found murdered in the…

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L’Eclisse (1962)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Alternate title:  The Eclipse Italy/France, 1962.  Cineriz, Interopa Film, Paris Film.  Scenario and dialogue by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, scenario collaborators Elio Bartolini, Ottiero Ottieri.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim.  Music by Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Bice Brichetto, Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.  …

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