Burn! (Queimada) (1969)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Italy/France, 1969.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés.  Story and Screenplay by Franco Solinas, Giorgio Arlorio, based on novels by Norman Gant.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti, Giuseppe Ruzzolini.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Marilù Carteny.  Film Editing by Mario Morra.  Marlon Brando gives…

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The Bay of Blood (1971)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Reazione a catena Italy, 1971.  Nuova Linea Cinematografica.  Story by Dardano Sacchetti, Franco Barberi, Screenplay by Mario Bava, Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni, English dialogue by Gene Luotto.  Cinematography by Mario Bava.  Produced by Giuseppe Zaccariello.  Music by Stelvio Cipriani.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Carlo Reali. After…

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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 Battle Of Algiers (1966)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Battaglia Di Algeria Italy/Algeria, 1966.  Casbah Film, Igor Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Marcello Gatti.  Produced by Antonio Musu, Yacef Saadi.  Music by Ennio Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo.  Production Design by Sergio Canevari.  Costume Design by Giovanni Axerio.  Film Editing by Mario Morra, Mario Serandrei.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  This marvelous political drama…

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