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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Hurricane (1979)

JAN TROELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/Netherlands, 1979.  Dino De Laurentiis Company, Famous Films.  Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the novel by James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Sam O’Steen.  Dino De Laurentiis was so…

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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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The Condemned Of Altona (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  I Sequestrati di Altona Italy/France, 1962.  Société Générale de Cinématographie, Titanus.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, Cesare Zavattini, based on the play Les Sequestres d’Altona by Jean-Paul Sartre.  Cinematography by Roberto Gerardi.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Ezio Frigerio.  Costume Design by Pier Luigi Pizzi.  Film Editing by…

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Romeo And Juliet (1968)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Italy, 1968.  BHE Films, Verona Produzione, Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Franco Brusati, Masolino D’Amico, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.   Produced by John Brabourne, Anthony Havelock-Allan.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Lorenzo Mongiardino.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by…

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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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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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Rocco And His Brothers (1960)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli Italy/France, 1960.  Titanus, Les Films Marceau.  Story by Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Vasco Pratolini, Screenplay and dialogue by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti, inspired by the novel Il Ponte della Ghisolfa by Giovanni Testori.  Cinematography by Giuseppe…

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The Leopard (1963)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Gattopardo Italy/France, 1963.  Titanus, Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay and adaptation by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design…

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Death On The Nile (1978)

JOHN GUILLERMIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. United Kingdom, 1978.  Mersham Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.  Cinematography by Jack Cardiff.   Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing by Malcolm Cooke.   Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this…

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Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Prova D’Orchestra Italy/West Germany, 1978.  Daimo Cinematografica, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Albatros Filmproduktion.  Story by Federico Fellini, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Michael Fangler, Renzo Rossellini.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   An Italian orchestra…

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Fellini’s Casanova (1976)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Il Casanova Di Federico Fellini Italy/USA, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, based on the autobiography Storia della mia Vita by Giacomo Casanova.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati, Federico Fellini.  Film Editing by Ruggero…

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