The Taming Of The Shrew (1967)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/USA, 1967.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Royal Films International, F.A.I..  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, Paul Dehn, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Oswald Morris.  Produced by Elizabeth Taylor.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor.   The…

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Saturn In Opposition (2007)

FERZAN OZPETEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Saturno Contro Italy/France/Turkey, 2007.  Medusa Film, R&C Produzioni, Faros Film, UGCYM, AFS Film, Eurimages, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Sky.  Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo Corticelli.  Produced by Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli.  Music by Neffa.  Production Design by Massimiliano Nocente.  Costume Design by Alessandro Lai.  Film Editing by…

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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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Monsignor (1982)

FRANK PERRY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  USA, 1982.  Frank Yablans Presentations.  Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky, Wendell Mayes, based on the novel by Jack-Alain Leger. Cinematography by Billy Williams.  Produced by David Niven Jr., Frank Yablans.  Music by John Williams.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger.   Failed attempt to get inside…

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Juliet Of The Spirits (1965)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Giulietta Degli Spiriti Italy/France, 1965.  Rizzoli Film, Francoriz Production.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Henry Deutschmeister, Clemente Fracassi, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota. Production Design by Giantito Burchiellaro, Luciano Ricceri, E….

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That Obscure Object Of Desire (1977)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Cet Obscur Object Du Desir France/Spain, 1977.  Greenwich Film Productions, Les Films Galaxie, In-Cine Compañía Industrial Cinematográfica.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere, inspired by the book La Femme et le Pantin by Pierre Louys.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design…

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The Phantom Of Liberty (1974)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Le Fantome De La Liberte Italy/France, 1974.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.  Luis Bunuel takes the touches of surrealism he used in The Discreet Charm of The…

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The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Charme Discret De La Bourgeoisie France/Italy/Spain, 1972.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Scenario by Luis Bunuel, in collaboration with Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.   Hilarious satire about upper-class life as seen by the…

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A Good Woman

BBB (out of 5) Underwhelming but passable adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s superb play Lady Windermere’s Fan.  Scarlett Johansson is awkwardly cast as the naïve, breathless heroine (now an American financier’s wife instead of a British aristocrat) who gets wind that her husband (Mark Umbers) is having an affair with an older, scandalous woman (Helen Hunt) during…

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