The Island (1980)

MICHAEL RITCHIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.    USA, 1980.  Universal Pictures, Zanuck/Brown Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Benchley, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck.  Music by Ennio Morricone.   Production Design by Dale Hennesy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Richard A. Harris. Being…

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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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Face To Face (1967)

SERGIO SOLLIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Italy/Spain, 1967.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas.  Story by Sergio Sollima, Screenplay by Sergio Donati, Sergio Sollima.  Cinematography by Rafael Pacheco.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by Carlo Simi.  Film Editing by Eugenio Alabiso.  Gian Maria Volonte plays a mild-mannered professor who leaves…

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Burn! (Queimada) (1969)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story and Screenplay by Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, based on novels by Norman Gant.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Marilù Carteny.  Film Editing by Mario Morra.  Toronto International Film Festival…

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The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970)

DARIO ARGENTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Uccello Dalle Piume di Cristallo Italy/West Germany, 1970.  Central Cinema Company Film, Glazier, Seda Spettacoli.  Screenplay by Dario Argento, based on the novel by Fredric Brown.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Salvatore Argento.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dario Micheli.  Costume Design by Dario Micheli.  Film Editing by Franco…

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

QUENTIN TARANTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2015.  Visiona Romantica, Double Feature Films, FilmColony.  Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.  Cinematography by Robert Richardson.  Produced by Richard N. Gladstein, Shannon McIntosh, Stacey Sher.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Yohei Taneda.  Costume Design by Courtney Hoffman.  Film Editing by Fred Raskin.  Academy Awards 2015.  Golden Globe Awards 2015.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.   …

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China Is Near (1967)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Cina e Vicina Italy, 1967.  Vides Cinematografica.  Story by Marco Bellocchio, Screenplay by Elda Tattoli, Marco Bellocchio.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi. Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Ugo Novello.  Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani. A political comedy/drama that has lost none of its energy…

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1900 (1976)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Novecento Italy/France/West Germany, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Maria Paola Maino, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Robert De Niro and Gerard…

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The Decameron (1971)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Il Decameron Italy/France/West Germany, 1971.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel by Giovanni Boccaccio.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Tatiana…

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Hamlet (1990)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/France, 1990.  Canal+, Carolco Pictures, Icon Productions, Marquis, Nelson Entertainment, Sovereign Pictures.  Screenplay by Christopher De Vore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Richard…

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The Unknown Woman (2006)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Sconosciuta Alternate title:  The Unknown Italy/France, 2006.  Medusa Film, Manigolda Film, Sky, Cinecittá Studios, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Umbria Film Commission.  Story and Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore, Collaboration with Massimo De Rita. Cinematography by Fabio Zamarion.  Produced by Laura Fattori.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Tonino Zera.  Costume Design by…

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Malena (2000)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Italy/USA, 2000.  Medusa Film, Miramax, Pacific Pictures, Tele+.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Frigeri.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.  Academy Awards 2000.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  National Board of Review Awards 2000. …

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