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 Skin (1981)

LILIANA CAVANI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La pelle France/Italy, 1981.  Opera Film Produzione, Gaumont.   Screenplay by Robert Katz, Liliana Cavani, Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Curzio Malaparte.   Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Alain Poire, Renzo Rossellini.   Music by Lalo Schifrin.   Production Design by Dante Ferretti.   Costume Design by…

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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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Vanina Vanini (1961)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Italy/France, 1961.  Zebra Films, Orsay Films.  Adaptation by Franco Solinas, Antonello Trombadori, Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini, Diego Fabbri, based on the short story Chronique Italienne by Stendhal.  Cinematography by Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Moris Ergas.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Riccardo Domenici, Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Daniele Alabiso, Mario Serandrei. The…

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General Della Rovere (1959)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Il Generale Della Rovere Italy/France, 1959.  Zebra Films, Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont.  Screenplay by Sergio Amidei, Diego Fabbri, Indro Montanelli, Roberto Rossellini, based on the novel by Indro Montanelli.  Cinematography by Carlo Carlini.  Produced by Alain Poire.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Piero Zuffi.  Costume Design by Piero Zuffi.  Film Editing by Cesare…

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Journey To Italy (1954)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Viaggio In Italia Alternate title:  Voyage In Italy Italy/France, 1954.  Italia Film, Junior Film, Sveva Film, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Story and screenplay by Vitaliano Brancati, Roberto Rossellini, based on the novel Duo by Colette.  Cinematography by Enzo Serafin.  Produced by Adolfo Fossataro.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Piero Filippone.  Costume Design…

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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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Germany Year Zero (1948)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Germania Anno Zero Italy, 1948.  Tevere Film, SAFDI, Union Générale Cinématographique, Deutsche Film.  Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini, Dialogue by Roberto Rossellini, Carlo Lizzani, Max Kolpe, Italian version by Sergio Amidei, based on an idea by Basilio Franchina.  Cinematography by Robert Juillard.  Produced by Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Piero…

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Open City (1945)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Roma, Citta Aperta Italy, 1945.  Excelsa Film.  Story and Screenplay by Sergio Amidei, with collaboration by Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, additional material by Alberto Consiglio.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Arata.  Produced by Giuseppe Amato, Ferruccio De Martino, Rod E. Geiger, Roberto Rossellini.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Rosario Megna.  Film Editing by Eraldo Di…

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City Of Women (1980)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  La Citta Delle Donne Italy/France, 1980.  Opera Film Produzione, Gaumont.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, screenplay collaborator Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Franco Rossellini, Renzo Rossellini, Daniel Toscan du Plantier.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.  …

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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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