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 Moment Of Truth (1965)

FRANCESCO ROSI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Momento della Verita Italy/Spain, 1965.  As Films Producción, Federiz.  Story and Screenplay by Pedro Beltran, Ricardo Munoz Suay, Pere Portabella, Francesco Rosi.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis, Gianni Di Venanzo, Aiace Parolin. Produced by Tonino Cervi, Antonio Levesi Cervi, Francesco Rosi.  Music by Piero Piccioni. Production Design by Jose Antonio…

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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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Eva (1962)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Italy, 1962.  Paris Film Productions, Interopa Film.  Screenplay by Hugo Butler, Evan Jones, based on the novel by James Hadley Chase.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo. Produced by Raymond Hakim,Robert Hakim.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Richard Macdonald, Luigi Scaccianoce.  Film Editing by Reginald Beck, Franca Silvi. Even fans of Jeanne Moreau might…

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The Tenth Victim (1965)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  La Decima Vittima Italy/France, 1965.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia.  Screenplay by Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Ennio Flaiano, Elio Petri, based on the story The Seventh Victim by Robert Sheckley.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.   Music by Piero Piccioni.    Production Design by Piero Poletto. …

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Juliet Of The Spirits (1965)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Giulietta Degli Spiriti Italy/France, 1965.  Rizzoli Film, Francoriz Production.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Henry Deutschmeister, Clemente Fracassi, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota. Production Design by Giantito Burchiellaro, Luciano Ricceri, E….

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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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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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La Notte (1961)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France, 1961.  Nepi Film, Sofitedip, Silver Films.  Story and screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Emanuele Cassuto.  Music by Giorgio Gaslini.  Production Design by Piero Zuffi.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma. Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau are terrific as a wealthy Milanese couple who have…

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Il Grido (1957)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/USA, 1957.  SpA Cinematografica, Robert Alexander Productions.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Ennio De Concini.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Franco Cancellieri.  Music by Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Franco Fontana.  Costume Design by Pia Marchesi.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.   Early film by Michelangelo Antonioni that has…

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Le Amiche (1955)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1955.  Trionfalcine.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, collaboration with Alba De Cespedes, based on the novel Tra Donne Sole by Cesare Pavese.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Giovanni Addessi.  Music by Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Gianni Polidori.  Costume Design by Enzo Bulgarelli.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.   Highlight among…

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