Avanti! (1972)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/USA, 1972.  Jalem Productions, The Mirisch Corporation, Phalanx Productions, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Samuel A. Taylor.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Ralph E. Winters.   Jack Lemmon shows up in…

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Blood For Dracula (1974)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Dracula Cerca Sangue Di Vergine…E Mori Di Sete!!! Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Dracula Italy/France, 1974.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Yanne et Rassam, Andy Warhol Presentation.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on the character created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg, Andy Warhol, Jean Yanne.  Music by Claudio Gizzi.  Production Design…

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Flesh For Frankenstein (1973)

PAUL MORRISSEY, ANTONIO MARGHERITI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein USA/Italy/France, 1973.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on characters created by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg.  Music by Claudio Gizzi.  Production Design by Enrico Job.  Costume Design by Benito Persico.  Film Editing by Jed Johnson, Franca Silvi.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Unlike the cheesily…

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Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Italy, 1970.  Vera Films S.p.a..  Screenplay by Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.Produced by Marina Cicogna, Daniele Senatore.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Romano Cardarelli.  Costume Design by Angela Sammaciccia.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   No one made political…

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A Quiet Place In The Country (1969)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Un Tranquillo Posto Di Campagna Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story by Tonino Guerra, Elio Petri, Screenplay by Luciano Vincenzoni, Elio Petri.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Franco Carretti.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   Abstract…

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We Still Kill The Old Way (1967)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  A Ciascuno Il Suo Italy, 1967.  Cemo Film.  Screenplay by Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro, based on the novel by Leonardo Sciascia.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Luciana Marinucci.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   One of the highlights of Elio Petri’s…

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The New York Ripper (1982)

LUCIO FULCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Original title:  Lo Squartatore Di New York Italy, 1982.  Fulvia Film, Silent Warrior Productions.  Story by Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Dardano Sacchetti.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Fabrizio De Angelis.  Music by Francesco De Masi, Jorge Umberto Quevedo.  Production Design by Massimo Lentini.  Costume…

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