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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The Stranger (1967)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Lo straniero Italy/France/Algeria, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Master Film, Marianne Productions, Casbah Film.  Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Georges Conchon, Luchino Visconti, script revisions by Emmanuel Roblès, based on the novel by Albert Camus.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Alfredo De Laurentiis.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Mario…

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Ludwig (1972)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1972.  Mega Film, Cinétel, Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion, Divina-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Enrico Medioli, collaboration with Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Dieter Geissler, Ugo Santalucia.  Production Design by Mario Chiari, Mario Scisci.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.  The life of the…

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Conversation Piece (1974)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno Italy/France, 1974.  Rusconi Film, Gaumont International.  Story by Enrico Medioli, Screenplay by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci.  Music by Franco Mannino.  Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   Burt…

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The Organizer (1963)

MARIO MONICELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Original title:  I Compagni Alternate titles:  The Organiser, The Strikers Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1963.   Lux Film, Vides Cinematografica, Méditerrannée Cinéma Production, Avala Film.   Story and Screenplay by Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli.   Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.   Produced by Franco Cristaldi.   Music by Carlo Rustichelli.   Production Design by Mario Garbuglia.   Costume…

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The Damned (1969)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Caduta Degli Dei Italy/West Germany, 1969.  Italnoleggio Cinematografico, Praesidens, Pegaso Cinematografica, Eichberg-Film.  Story and Screenplay by Nicola Badalucco, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis, Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Ever Haggiag, Alfred Levy.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Vincenzo Del Prato.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by…

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Death In Venice (1971)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Morte A Venezia Italy/France, 1971.  Alfa Cinematografica, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco, based on the story by Thomas Mann.  Cinematography by Pasqualino de Santis.  Produced by Luchino Visconti.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   Luchino Visconti applies his obsessively elegant style…

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Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto Italy, 1970.  Vera Films S.p.a..  Screenplay by Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.Produced by Marina Cicogna, Daniele Senatore.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Romano Cardarelli.  Costume Design by Angela Sammaciccia.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   No one made political…

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The Tenth Victim (1965)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  La Decima Vittima Italy/France, 1965.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia.  Screenplay by Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Salvioni, Ennio Flaiano, Elio Petri, based on the story The Seventh Victim by Robert Sheckley.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.   Music by Piero Piccioni.    Production Design by Piero Poletto. …

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A Quiet Place In The Country (1969)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Un Tranquillo Posto Di Campagna Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story by Tonino Guerra, Elio Petri, Screenplay by Luciano Vincenzoni, Elio Petri.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Franco Carretti.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   Abstract…

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We Still Kill The Old Way (1967)

ELIO PETRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  A Ciascuno Il Suo Italy, 1967.  Cemo Film.  Screenplay by Elio Petri, Ugo Pirro, based on the novel by Leonardo Sciascia.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Luciana Marinucci.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   One of the highlights of Elio Petri’s…

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The Story Of Piera (1983)

MARCO FERRERI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5 Original title:  Storia Di Piera Italy/France/West Germany, 1983.  Faso Film, Sara Films, Ascot Film.  Story and Screenplay by Marco Ferreri, Piera Degli Esposti, Dacia Maraini, based on the book by Piera Degli Esposti, Dacia Maraini.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Erwin C. Dietrich, Achille Manzotti.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Lorenzo…

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