The Indian Tomb (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title:  Das indische Grabmal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film. Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, Richard Eichberg, based on the novel by Thea von Harbou. Cinematography by Richard Angst. Produced by Artur Brauner. Music by Gerhard Becker. Production Design…

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The Driver’s Seat (1974)

GIUSEPPE PATRONI GRIFFI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Alternate title:  Identikit Italy, 1974.  Cinecoord International, Rizzoli Film, Studio Hamburg.  Screenplay by Raffaele La Capria, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, based on the novel by Muriel Spark.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Franco Rossellini.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Mario Ceroli.  Costume Design by  Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Elizabeth Taylor appears in one…

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The Tiger Of Eschnapur (1959)

FRITZ LANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Der Tiger von Eschnapur Alternate title:  Tiger Of Bengal West Germany/France/Italy, 1959.  Central Cinema Company Film, Rizzoli Film, Regina Production, Critérion Film.  Screenplay by Werner Jorg Luddecke, based on the novel Das Indische Grabmal by Thea von Harbou.  Cinematography by Richard Angst.  Produced by Artur Brauner.  Music by Michel Michelet.  Production Design by Helmut Nentwig, Willy Schatz.  Costume…

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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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The Earrings Of Madame De… (1953)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Madame De… France/Italy, 1953.  Franco London Films, Indusfilms, Rizzoli Film.  Screenplay by Marcel Achard, Max Ophuls, Adaptation by Annette Wademant, Dialogue by Marcel Achard, based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Ralph Baum.  Music by Oscar Straus, Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design…

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Juliet Of The Spirits (1965)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Giulietta Degli Spiriti Italy/France, 1965.  Rizzoli Film, Francoriz Production.  Story and Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Henry Deutschmeister, Clemente Fracassi, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota. Production Design by Giantito Burchiellaro, Luciano Ricceri, E….

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Umberto D. (1952)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Italy, 1952.  Rizzoli Film, Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Amato Film.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Giuseppe Amato, Vittorio De Sica, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini.  Production Design by Virgilio Marchi.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.   A masterpiece! A lovable old man rents a room in a boarding house…

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Le Magnifique (1973)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Alternate title:  The Man from Acapulco France/Italy, 1973.  Les Films Ariane, Mondex Films, Cerito Films, Oceania Produzioni Internazionali Cinematografiche, Rizzoli Film.  Screenplay by Philippe de Broca, Vittorio Caprioli, Jean-Paul Rappeneau.  Cinematography by Rene Mathelin.  Produced by Jean-Paul Belmondo, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Claude Bolling.  Production Design by Francois de Lamothe.  Film Editing by Henri…

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