Caligula (1979)

TINTO BRASS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Caligola Italy, 1979. Penthouse Films International, Felix Cinematografica. Screenplay by Gore Vidal. Cinematography by Silvano Ippoliti. Produced by Bob Guccione. Music by Bruno Nicolai, Renzo Rossellini. Production Design by Danilo Donati. Costume Design by Danilo Donati. Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Enzo Micarelli. The phenomenon…

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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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The Decameron (1971)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Il Decameron Italy/France/West Germany, 1971.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the novel by Giovanni Boccaccio.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli, Tatiana…

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Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)

SERGIO LEONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original story:  C’Era Una Volta Il West Italy/USA, 1968.  Rafran Cinematografica, Finanzia San Marco, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone, Screenplay by Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, English dialogue by Mickey Knox.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Fulvio Morsella.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by…

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)

SERGIO LEONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original story:  Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo Italy/Spain/West Germany, 1966.  Produzioni Europee Associate.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, English version by Mickey Knox.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Carlo Simi.  Costume Design by…

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Salo, or The 120 Days Of Sodom (1975)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Original title:  Salo o Le 120 Giornate Di Sodoma Italy/France, 1975.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, collaboration with Sergio Citti, based on the novel Les 120 Journees de Sodome by Marquis de Sade.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio…

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Arabian Nights (1974)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Il Fiore Delle Mille E Una Notte Alternate title:  Flower Of The Arabian Nights Italy/France, 1974.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, collaboration with Dacia Maraini.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Danilo…

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Medea (1969)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1969.  San Marco, Les Films Number One, Janus Film und Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the play by Euripides.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Franco Rossellini.  Music by Elsa Morante.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last film…

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Pigpen (1969)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   Original title:  Porcile Alternate title:  Pigsty Italy/France, 1969.  I Film Dell’Orso, Internazionale Nembo Distribuzione Importazione Esportazione Film, IDI Cinematografica, C.A.P.A.C..  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Gian Vittorio Baldi.  Music by Benedetto Ghiglia.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Pier Paolo Pasolini…

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Oedipus Rex (1967)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original title:  Edipo Re Italy/Morocco, 1967.  Arco Film, Somafis.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the play by Sophocles.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Extremely strange and shallow but also visually impressive adaptation of Sophocles’ drama….

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Teorema (1968)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Italy, 1968.  Aetos Produzioni Cinematografiche.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Manolo Bolognini, Franco Rossellini.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Luciano Puccini.  Costume Design by Marcella De Marchis.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   If an Italian movie that spends most of its time focusing…

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Hawks And Sparrows (1966)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Uccellacci e Uccellini Alternate title:  The Hawks And The Sparrows Italy, 1966.  Arco Film.  Story and Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Cinematography by Mario Bernardo, Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Alfredo Bini.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.  Cannes Film Festival 1966.   Pasolini…

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