Taras Bulba (1962)

J. LEE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Yugoslavia/USA, 1962.  Avala Film, Harold Hecht Productions.  Screenplay by Waldo Salt, Karl Tunberg, based on the novel by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Harold Hecht.  Music by Franz Waxman.  Production Design by Edward Carrere.  Costume Design by Norma Koch.  Film Editing by Folmar Blangsted, Gene Milford, William Reynolds, Eda Warren.   Anyone looking for…

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The Overcoat (1952)

ALBERTO LATTUADA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Il Cappotto Italy, 1952.  Faro Film, Titanus.  Adaptation and Screenplay by Alberto Lattuada, Giorgio Prosperi, Giordano Corsi, Enzo Curreli, Luigi Malerba, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Cesare Zavattini, based on the story by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Mario Montuori.  Produced by Antonio Ansaldo-Patti, Enzo Curreli.  Music by Felice Lattuada.  Production Design by Gianni Polidori.  Costume Design by Dario Cecchi.  Film Editing…

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Viy (1967)

GEORGI KROPACHYOV, KONSTANTIN YERSHOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USSR, 1967.  Luch, Mosfilm.  Screenplay by Konstantin Ershov, Georgi Kropachyov, Aleksandr Ptushko, based on the story by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Viktor Pishchalnikov, Fyodor Provorov.  Music by Karen Khachaturyan.  Production Design by Nikolay Panasev.  Costume Design by Roza Satunovskaya.  Film Editing by R. Pesetskaya, Tamara Zubova.   Classic Soviet horror film features an Orthodox…

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Black Sunday (1960)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Original title:  La Maschera Del Demonio Alternate title:  The Mask Of Satan Italy, 1960.  Galatea Film, Jolly Film.  Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Mario Serandrei, based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Massimo De Rita, Lou Rusoff.  Music by Les Baxter, Roberto Nicolosi.  Production Design by Giorgio Giovannini.  Costume Design by…

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