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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Paisan (Paisa) (1946)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy, 1946.  Organizzazione Film Internazionali, Foreign Film Productions.  Story by Sergio Amidei, Klaus Mann, Federico Fellini, Marcello Pagliero, Alfred Hayes, Screenplay by Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Rod E. Geiger.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Rod E. Geiger, Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.  Academy Awards 1949. Roberto Rossellini…

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The Flowers Of St. Francis (1950)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Francesco, giullare di Dio Italy, 1950.  Cineriz, Rizzoli Film.  Story by Roberto Rossellini, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Antonio Lisandrini, Felix Morlion, Roberto Rossellini.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli. Produced by Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Virgilio March.  Costume Design by Marina Arcangeli.  Film Editing by Jolanda Benvenuti. Roberto Rossellini followed…

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Stromboli (1950)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/USA, 1950.  Berit Films, RKO Radio Pictures.  Story by Roberto Rossellini, Collaboration with Sergio Amidei, Gian Paolo Callegari, Art Cohn, Renzo Cesana, Felix Morlion.   Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Film Editing by Jolanda Benvenuti. Ingrid Bergman‘s captivating performance and gorgeous location photography drive this Roberto Rossellini curiousity, a…

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La Dolce Vita (1960)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Italy/France, 1960.  Riama Film, Cinecittà, Pathe Consortium Cinema.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Giuseppe Amato, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   The…

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Il Bidone (1955)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Italy/France, 1955.  Titanus, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Silvio Clementelli, Charles Delac, Mario Derecchi, Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dario Cecchi.  Costume Design by Dario Cecchi.  Film Editing by Mario Serandrei, Giuseppe Vari.   Broderick Crawford plays the…

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La Strada (1954)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Italy, 1954.  Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, dialogue by Tullio Pinelli, screenplay collaborator Ennio Flaiano.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Ravasco. Costume Design by Margherita Marinari.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.   Giulietta Masina plays a simpleminded…

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I Vitelloni (1953)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  The Young And The Passionate Italy/France, 1953.  Cité Films, Peg-Films.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano. Cinematography by Carlo Carlini, Otello Martelli, Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Jacques Bar, Mario De Vecchi, Lorenzo Pegoraro.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Mario Chiari.  Costume Design…

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Variety Lights (1950)

ALBERTO LATTUADA, FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Luci Del Varieta Italy, 1950.  Capitolium.  Story by Federico Fellini, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli. Produced by Alberto Lattuada.  Music by Felice Lattuada.  Production Design by Aldo Buzzi.  Costume Design by Aldo Buzzi.  Film Editing by Mario Bonotti.   Federico Fellini’s first time as director was…

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Bitter Rice (1949)

GIUSEPPE DE SANTIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Riso Amaro Italy, 1949.  Lux Film.  Story by Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani, Gianni Puccini, Screenplay by Corrado Alvaro, Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani, Carlo Musso, Ivo Perilli, Gianni Puccini.   Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Dino De Laurentiis.  Music by Goffredo Petrassi.  Production Design by Carlo Egidi.  Costume Design by Anna…

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