The Silent World (1956)

JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU, LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Le monde du silence France/Italy, 1956. FSJYC Production, Requins Associés, Société Filmad, Titanus. Screenplay by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Louis Malle. Produced by Marcel Ichac. Music by Yves Baudrier. Film Editing by Georges Alépée. Louis Malle collaborated with oceanographer and famed…

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The Giant Of Marathon (1959)

JACQUES TOURNEUR, BRUNO VAILATI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: La Battaglia Di Maratona Italy/France/USA, 1959. Titanus, Galatea Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Societé Cinématographique Lyre. Story and Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti, Bruno Vailati, from an idea by Alberto Barsanti, Raffaello Pacini. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Bruno…

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The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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The Condemned Of Altona (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  I Sequestrati di Altona Italy/France, 1962.  Société Générale de Cinématographie, Titanus.  Screenplay by Abby Mann, Cesare Zavattini, based on the play Les Sequestres d’Altona by Jean-Paul Sartre.  Cinematography by Roberto Gerardi.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Ezio Frigerio.  Costume Design by Pier Luigi Pizzi.  Film Editing by…

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The Overcoat (1952)

ALBERTO LATTUADA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Il Cappotto Italy, 1952.  Faro Film, Titanus.  Adaptation and Screenplay by Alberto Lattuada, Giorgio Prosperi, Giordano Corsi, Enzo Curreli, Luigi Malerba, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Cesare Zavattini, based on the story by Nikolai Gogol.  Cinematography by Mario Montuori.  Produced by Antonio Ansaldo-Patti, Enzo Curreli.  Music by Felice Lattuada.  Production Design by Gianni Polidori.  Costume Design by Dario Cecchi.  Film Editing…

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Rocco And His Brothers (1960)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli Italy/France, 1960.  Titanus, Les Films Marceau.  Story by Luchino Visconti, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Vasco Pratolini, Screenplay and dialogue by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Massimo Franciosa, Enrico Medioli, Luchino Visconti, inspired by the novel Il Ponte della Ghisolfa by Giovanni Testori.  Cinematography by Giuseppe…

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The Leopard (1963)

LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Gattopardo Italy/France, 1963.  Titanus, Societe Nouvelle Pathe Cinema, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay and adaptation by Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti, based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design…

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Il Posto (1961)

ERMANNO OLMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1961.  24 Horses, Titanus.  Screenplay by Ermanno Olmi, Ettore Lombardo.  Cinematography by Lamberto Caimi, Roberto Barbieri.  Produced by Alberto Soffientini.  Music by Pier Emilio Bassi.  Production Design by Ettore Lombardi.  Film Editing by Carla Colombo.   Italian director Ermanno Olmi made films of such delicate simplicity that they inspire awe in any viewer who comes…

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I Fidanzati (1963)

ERMANNO OLMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1963.  22 Dicembre, Sicilia Cinematografica, Titanus.  Screenplay by Ermanno Olmi.  Cinematography by Lamberto Caimi.  Produced by Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Gianni Ferrio.  Production Design by Ettore Lombardi.  Film Editing by Carla Colombo.   Heartfelt tale by Ermanno Olmi, the filmmaker with the masterful command of subtlety. A young Milanese worker takes a post that he…

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Il Bidone (1955)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Italy/France, 1955.  Titanus, Société Générale de Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli.  Produced by Silvio Clementelli, Charles Delac, Mario Derecchi, Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dario Cecchi.  Costume Design by Dario Cecchi.  Film Editing by Mario Serandrei, Giuseppe Vari.   Broderick Crawford plays the…

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Purple Noon (1960)

RENE CLEMENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title: Plein Soleil France/Italy, 1960.  Robert et Raymond Hakim, Paris Film, Paritalia, Titanus.  Adaptation and dialogue by Rene Clement, Paul Gegauff, based on the novel The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.  Cinematography by Henri Decae.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim, Goffredo Lombardo.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Paul Bertrand.  Costume…

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Le Trou (1960)

JACQUES BECKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1960.  Filmsonor, Play Art, Titanus.  Adaptation by Jacques Becker, Jose Giovanni, Jean Aurel, dialogue by Jacques Becker, Jose Giovanni, based on the novel by Jose Giovanni.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Music by Philippe Arthuys.  Production Design by Rino Mondellini.  Film Editing by Marguerite Renoir, Genevieve Vaury.   A new prisoner in…

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