The Witches (1967)

MAURO BOLOGNINI, VITTORIO DE SICA, PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, FRANCO ROSSI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Original title:  Le streghe Italy/France, 1967.  Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Story and screenplay “La Strega Bruciata Viva” by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, collaboration with Cesare Zavattini, Story and screenplay “Senso Civico” and “La Siciliana” by Agenore Incrocci,…

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It Started In Naples (1960)

MELVILLE SHAVELSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   USA, 1960.  Capri Productions, Paramount Pictures.  Story by Michael Pertwee, Jack Davies, Screenplay by Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Suso Cecchi D’Amico.  Cinematography by Robert Surtees.  Produced by Jack Rose.  Music by Alessandro Cicognini, Carlo Savina.  Production Design by Roland Anderson, Hal Pereira.  Costume Design by Orietta Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing by Frank Bracht.  Clark Gable, in the…

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The Millionairess (1960)

ANTHONY ASQUITH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1960.  Twentieth Century Fox, Dimitri De Grunwald Production.  Screenplay by Wolf Mankowitz, adaptation by Riccardo Aragno, based on the play by George Bernard Shaw.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by Pierre Rouve.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Paul Sheriff.  Costume Design by Pierre Balmain.  Film Editing by Anthony Harvey.   Abysmally…

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Boccaccio ’70 (1962)

VITTORIO DE SICA, FEDERICO FELLINI, MARIO MONICELLI, LUCHINO VISCONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/France, 1962.  Cineriz, Concordia Compagnia Cinematografica, Francinex, Gray-Film.  Screenplay by Giovanni Arpino, Italo Calvino, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Mario Monicelli, Goffredo Parise, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi, Luchino Visconti, Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by Otello Martelli, Armando Nannuzzi, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Carlo Ponti.  Music by Nino…

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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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Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Scenario by Cesare Zavattini, Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Luigi Chiarini, Giorgio Prosperi, Dialogue by Truman Capote, based on the story Terminal Station by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced…

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Terminal Station (1953)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Stazione Termini Alternate title:  Station Terminus Italy/USA, 1953.  Produzione Films Vittorio De Sica, Produzioni De Sica, Selznick Releasing Organization.  Screenplay by Cesare Zavattini, Giorgio Prosperi, Luigi Chiarini, dialogue by Truman Capote, based on a story by Cesare Zavattini.  Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.  Produced by Vittorio De Sica.  Music by Alessandro…

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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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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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Blood For Dracula (1974)

PAUL MORRISSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Dracula Cerca Sangue Di Vergine…E Mori Di Sete!!! Alternate title:  Andy Warhol’s Dracula Italy/France, 1974.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Yanne et Rassam, Andy Warhol Presentation.  Screenplay by Paul Morrissey, based on the character created by Bram Stoker.  Cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.  Produced by Andrew Braunsberg, Andy Warhol, Jean Yanne.  Music by Claudio Gizzi.  Production Design…

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The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis (1970)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original title:  Il Giardino Dei Finzi Contini Italy/West Germany, 1970.  Documento Film, CCC-Filmkunst.  Screenplay by Vittorio Bonicelli, Ugo Pirro, based on the novel by Giorgio Bassani.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Artur Braunier, Arthur Cohn, Gianni Hecht Lucari.  Music by Manuel De Sica, Bill Conti.  Production Design by Giancarlo Bartolini Salimbeni.  Costume Design by Giancarlo Bartolini…

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Sunflower (1970)

VITTORIO DE SICA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original Title:  I Girasoli Italy/France, 1970.  Compagnia Cinematografica Champion, Les Films Concordia, Mosfilm, AVCO Embassy Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Tonino Guerra, Cesare Zavattini, in collaboration with Giorgi Mdivani.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Arthur Cohn, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini.  Film Editing by Adriana…

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