Hercules (1958)

PIETRO FRANCISCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Le Fatiche di Ercole Italy/Spain, 1958.  Embassy Pictures, Galatea Film, O.S.C.A.R., Urania Film.  Screenplay by Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini, Gaio Frattini, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, adaptation by Pietro Francisci, based on the poem The Argonautica by Apollonios Rhodios.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Federico Teti.  Music by Enzo Masetti.  Production Design…

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Mamma Roma (1962)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1962.  Arco Film.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Flavio Mogherini.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Anna Magnani‘s divine performance is the best thing about this stand-out film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of his most enjoyable and…

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Accattone (1961)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy, 1961.  Arco Film, Cino del Duca.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on his story, additional dialogue by Sergio Citti.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini, Cino del Duca.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Flavio Mogherini.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Overlong and undernourished film debut of Pier…

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