The Golden Coach (1952)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le carrosse d’or France/Italy, 1952.  Delphinus, Hoche Productions, Panaria Film.  Story and Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jack Kirkland, Renzo Avanzo, Giulio Macchi, Ginette Doynel, inspired by La Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement by Prosper Merimee.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Francesco Alliata.  Music by Gino Marinuzzi Jr.. …

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War And Peace (1956)

KING VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Italy, 1956.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, King Vidor, Mario Camerini, Ennio De Concini, Ivo Perilli, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design…

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King Kong (1976)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1976.  Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace.  Cinematography by Richard H. Kline.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by John Barry.  Production…

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Ludwig (1972)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1972.  Mega Film, Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Divina-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, collaboration with Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia.  Production Design by Mario Chiari, Mario Scisci.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.  The life of the…

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Bellissima (1951)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy, 1951.  Film Bellissima.  Story by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Francesco Rosi, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Piero Portalupi, Paul Ronald.  Produced by Savlo D’Angelo.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Gianni Polidori.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Mario Serandrei.   Anna Magnani rules this charmer by Luchino Visconti, a surprisingly…

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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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Doctor Dolittle (1967)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1967.  APJAC Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Screenplay by Leslie Bricusse, based on the novels by Hugh Lofting.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Arthur P. Jacobs.  Music by Leslie Bricusse.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design by Ray Aghayan.  Film Editing by Samuel E. Beetley, Marjorie Fowler.   Adaptation of the popular…

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Barabbas (1961)

RICHARD FLEISCHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy, 1961.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dino De Laurentiis Company.  Screenplay by Christopher Fry, based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist.  Cinematography by Aldo Tonti. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Mario Nascimbene.  Production Design by Mario Chiari. Costume Design by Maria De Matteis.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton.  Those who enjoyed the gladiatorial…

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I Vitelloni (1953)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  The Young And The Passionate Italy/France, 1953.  Cité Films, Peg-Films.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano. Cinematography by Carlo Carlini, Otello Martelli, Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Jacques Bar, Mario De Vecchi, Lorenzo Pegoraro.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design…

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Miracle In Milan (1951)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Miracolo A Milano Italy, 1951.  Produzioni De Sica, Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci, based on the novel Toto Il Buono by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini.  Production Design by…

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