It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Academy Awards 1960.  Golden Globe Awards…

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The Decameron (Il Decameron)

BBB.5 (out of 5) Pasolini’s trilogy of life gets off to a terrific start with this spirited and funny adaptation of Boccaccio’s bawdy tales, with producer Alberto Grimaldi inspired by the success of Fellini Satyricon to put more X-rated tales of antiquity on the big screen.  The stories mostly revolve around sex and money, with…

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