The Giant Of Marathon (1959)

JACQUES TOURNEUR, BRUNO VAILATI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: La Battaglia Di Maratona Italy/France/USA, 1959. Titanus, Galatea Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Societé Cinématographique Lyre. Story and Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti, Bruno Vailati, from an idea by Alberto Barsanti, Raffaello Pacini. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Bruno…

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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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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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Ossessione (1943)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Italy, 1943.  Industrie Cinematografiche Italiane.  Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Mario Alicata, Giuseppe De Santis, Gianni Puccini, based on the novel The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain.  Cinematography by Domenico Scala, Aldo Tonti.  Produced by Libero Solaroli.  Music by Giuseppe Rosati.  Production Design by Gino Franzi.  Costume Design by Maria De Matteis.  Film…

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Hercules Unchained (1959)

PIETRO FRANCISCI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Original title:  Ercole e la regina di Lidia Italy/France/Spain, 1959.  Galatea Film, Lux Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Urania Film.  Story by Pietro Francisci, Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Pietro Francisci, based on the play Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles and The Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced…

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Senso (1954)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Italy, 1954.  Lux Film.  Story and Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Luchino Visconti, with the collaboration of Carlo Alianello, Giorgio Bassani, Giorgio Prosperi, and dialogue collaboration by Tennessee Williams, Paul Bowles, based on the novel by Camillo Boito.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker.  Produced by Domenico Forges Davanzati.  Production Design by…

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Black Sabbath (1963)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/France/USA, 1963.  Original title:  I Tre Volti Della Paura Emmepi Cinematografica, Galatea Film, Alta Vista Film Production, Alta Vista Productions, Societé Cinématographique Lyre.  Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato, based on the stories by Ivan Chekhov, F.G. Snyder, and the novel by Aleksei Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Terzano.  Produced by…

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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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Hercules (1958)

PIETRO FRANCISCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Le Fatiche di Ercole Italy/Spain, 1958.  Embassy Pictures, Galatea Film, O.S.C.A.R., Urania Film.  Screenplay by Pietro Francisci, Ennio De Concini, Gaio Frattini, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, adaptation by Pietro Francisci, based on the poem The Argonautica by Apollonios Rhodios.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Federico Teti.  Music by Enzo Masetti.  Production Design…

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Vanina Vanini (1961)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Italy/France, 1961.  Zebra Films, Orsay Films.  Adaptation by Franco Solinas, Antonello Trombadori, Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini, Diego Fabbri, based on the short story Chronique Italienne by Stendhal.  Cinematography by Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Moris Ergas.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Riccardo Domenici, Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Daniele Alabiso, Mario Serandrei. The…

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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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Joseph And His Brethren (1961)

LUCIANO RICCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Giuseppe Venduto Dai Fratelli Yugoslavia/Italy, 1961.  Dubrava Film, Athena Cinematografica. Story by Guglielmo Santangelo, Screenplay by Guglielmo Santangelo, Oreste Biancoli, Ennio De Concini, English version by Guy Elmes.  Cinematography by Riccardo Pallottini.  Produced by Luigi Carpentieri, Ermanno Donati.  Music by Mario Nascimbene. Production Design by Oscar D’Amico.  Costume Design by Maria De…

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