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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The Stranger (1967)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Lo straniero Italy/France/Algeria, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Master Film, Marianne Productions, Casbah Film.  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Georges Conchon, Luchino Visconti, script revisions by Emmanuel Roblès, based on the novel by Albert Camus.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Alfredo De Laurentiis.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Mario…

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American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA, FEDERICO FELLINI, MARIO MONICELLI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/France, 1962.  Cineriz, Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica, Francinex, Gray-Film.  Screenplay by Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Mario Monicelli, Goffredo Parise, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino…

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All Screwed Up (1974)

LINA WERTMULLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Original title:  Tutto A Posto E Niente In Ordine Italy, 1974.  Euro International Film.  Screenplay by Lina Wertmuller.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Romano Cardarelli.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Enrico Job, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Enrico Job.  Film Editing by Franco Fraticelli.    Two men arrive in Milan from southern Italy in the…

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The Organizer (1963)

MARIO MONICELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Original title:  I Compagni Alternate titles:  The Organiser, The Strikers Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1963.   Lux Film, Vides Cinematografica, Méditerrannée Cinéma Production, Avala Film.   Story and Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Franco Cristaldi.   Music by Carlo Rustichelli.   Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.   Costume…

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Once Upon A Crime… (1992)

EUGENE LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/USA, 1992.  Ascot Film, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Story by Rodolfo Sonego, Screenplay by Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Steve Kluger, based on an earlier screenplay by Rodolfo Sonego, Giorgio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Richard Gibbs.  Production Design by Pier Luigi Basile.  Costume Design by Molly…

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The Secret Of Santa Vittoria (1969)

STANLEY KRAMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1969.  Stanley Kramer Productions.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, William Rose, based on the novel by Robert Crichton.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Stanley Kramer.  Music by Ernest Gold.  Production Design by Robert Clatworthy.  Costume Design by Joe King.  Film Editing by Earle Herdan, William A. Lyon.   The Italian hamlet of Santa Vittoria decides,…

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White Nights (1957)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le Notti Bianche Italy/France, 1957.  Cinematografica Associati, Intermondia Films, Vides Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, based on the novel Belye Noci by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Mario…

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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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The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen (1988)

TERRY GILLIAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  Prominent Features, Laura Film, Allied Filmmakers.  Screenplay by Charles McKeown, Terry Gilliam, based on the novel by Gottfried August Burger, Rudolph Erich Raspe.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Thomas Schuhly.  Music by Michael Kamen.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Peter Hollywood.   The visual…

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