The Skin (1981)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La pelle France/Italy, 1981.  Opera Film Produzione, Gaumont.   Screenplay by Robert Katz, Liliana Cavani, Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Curzio Malaparte.   Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Alain Poire, Renzo Rossellini.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by Dante Ferretti.   Costume Design by…

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The Professionals (1966)

RICHARD BROOKS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.    USA, 1966.  Pax Enterprises, Columbia Pictures.  Screenplay by Richard Brooks, based on the novel by Frank O’Rourke.  Cinematography by Conrad L. Hall.  Produced by Richard Brooks.   Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Ted Haworth.  Costume Design by Jack Martell.    Film Editing by Peter Zinner. …

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   West Germany/Peru/South Africa, 1982.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Wildlife Films Peru.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate…

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Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

BLAKE EDWARDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   Italy/USA, 1993.  Filmauro, International Traders, United Artists.  Story by Blake Edwards, Screenplay by Blake Edwards, Madeline Sunshine, Steven Sunshine, based on characters created by Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards.  Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Tony Adams, Friend Michael Wells.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Peter Mullins.  Costume Design by Annie Crawford.   Film…

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Conversation Piece (1974)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno Italy/France, 1974.  Rusconi Film, Gaumont International.  Story by Enrico Medioli, Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   Burt…

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Effie Gray (2014)

RICHARD LAXTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 2014.  Sovereign Films.  Screenplay by Emma Thompson.  Cinematography by Andrew Dunn.  Produced by Andreas Roald, Donald Rosenfeld.  Music by Paul Cantelon.  Production Design by James Merifield.  Costume Design by Ruth Myers.  Film Editing by Kate Williams. Euphemia Gray (Dakota Fanning) first met art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) when she was twelve, when he…

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The Artist And The Model (2012)

FERNANDO TRUEBA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Original title:  El Artista Y La Modelo Spain/France, 2012.  Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas, Televisión Española, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, Audiovisual Aval SGR.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Fernando Trueba.  Cinematography by Daniel Vilar.  Production Design by Pilar Revuelta.  Costume Design by Lala Huete.  Film Editing by Marta…

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Big Deal On Madonna Street (1958)

MARIO MONICELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  I Soliti Ignoti Alternate title:  The Usual Unidentified Thieves Italy, 1958.  Cinecittà, Lux Film, Vides Cinematografica.  Story by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Mario Monicelli, based on the short story Furto In Una Pasticceria by Italo Calvino.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by…

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Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

SERGIO LEONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original story:  C’Era Una Volta Il West Italy/USA, 1968.  Rafran Cinematografica, Finanzia San Marco, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone, Screenplay by Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, English dialogue by Mickey Knox.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Fulvio Morsella.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by…

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Rocco And His Brothers (1960)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli Italy/France, 1960.  Titanus, Les Films Marceau.  Story by Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Vasco Pratolini, Screenplay and dialogue by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti, inspired by the novel Il Ponte della Ghisolfa by Giovanni Testori.  Cinematography by Giuseppe…

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The Leopard (1963)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Gattopardo Italy/France, 1963.  Titanus, Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay and adaptation by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design…

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Sandra (1965)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Vaghe Stelle Dell’Orsa… Alternate title:  Vague Stars Of Ursa Italy, 1965.  Vides Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi.  Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design by Bice Brichetto.  Film Editing by Mario Serandrei.   Claudia Cardinale brings her American husband to…

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