Adua and Her Friends (1960)

ANTONIO PIETRANGELI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy, 1960.  Zebra Films.   Original title:  Adua e la Compagne Alternate title:  Hungry For Love Story by Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Ettore Scola, Screenplay by Ruggero Maccari, Antonio Pietrangeli, Tullio Pinelli, Ettore Scola. Cinematography by Armando Nannuzzi.  Produced by Moris Ergas.  Music by Piero Piccioni.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Danilo…

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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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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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8 ½ (1963)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Otto E Mezzo Italy/France, 1963.  Cineriz, Francinex.  Story by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Screenplay by Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Gianni Di Venanzo.  Produced by Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Piero Gherardi.  Costume Design by Piero Gherardi.  Film Editing by Leo Catozzo.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Following the…

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Classe Tous Risques (1960)

CLAUDE SAUTET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1960.  Mondex Films, Les Films Odéon, Filmsonor, Zebra Films.  Adaptation by Claude Sautet, Jose Giovanni, Pascal Jardin, dialogue by Jose Giovanni, based on the novel by Jose Giovanni.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Jean Darvey.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini.  Film Editing by Albert Jurgenson.   Give a gangster movie to…

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Incantato

BB (out of 5) Original title:  Il Cuore Altrove Alternate titles:  A Heart Elsewhere A shy bachelor professor of Latin and Greek moves to a gentlemen’s rooming house in Bologna and away from the bustle of Rome in order to find himself a wife. His roommate takes him to a convent where the sisters host a dance…

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