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Good Morning, Babylon Details


The always innovative Taviani Brothers pay homage to another unique filmmaker, [[Performer~P92597~D. W. Griffith~dwgriffith]], in Good Morning, Babylon. [[Performer~P67081~Vincent Spano~vincentspano]] and [[Performer~P17614~Joaquim de Almeida~joaquimdealmeida]] star as Nicola and Andrea Bonnano, the latest in a long line of Tuscany-born cathedral builders. Emigrating to America, the brothers settle in Los Angeles in 1915, even as director [[Performer~P28831~Griffith~edgriffith]] ([[Performer~P16791~Charles Dance~charlesdance]]) is preparing his epic production [[Feature~V25152~Intolerance~intolerance]]. The boys are hired to help construct the massive sets for the film's Babylonian sequence (hence the title), for no other reason than the fact that [[Performer~P28831~Griffith~edgriffith]] is impressed by Italian craftsmanship. As the film progresses, Nicola and Andrea assimilate to their new surroundings, even launching a romance with a pair of pretty movie extras. On the verge of continuing the family tradition, the boys' ambitions are cut short by events well beyond their control. Still, their past artistic accomplishments, like those of their forebears, survive the ages -- but only on the ethereal silver screen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 15, 1987


Vincent Spano
as Nicola Bonnano
Joaquim de Almeida
as Andrea Bonnano
Greta Scacchi
as Edna
Omero Antonutti
as Bonnano, Nicola & Andrea's Father
Charles Dance
as D.W. Griffith
Bérangere Bonvoisin
as Mrs. Moglie Griffith
Margarita Lozano
as The Venetian
David Brandon
as Grass
Brian Freilino
as Thompson
Mirio Guidelli
Michele Melega
Maurizio Fardo
Domenico Fiore
Massimo Venturiello
as Duccio
John Francis Lane
Elio Marconato
Egidio Termine
Diego Ribon
Marco Cavicchioli
Andrea Prodan
as Irish Cameraman
Desiree Nosbusch
as Mabel


Paolo Taviani
Vittorio Taviani
Giuliani de Negri
Paolo Taviani
Lloyd Fonvielle
Vittorio Taviani
Tonino Guerra
Giuseppe Lanci
Nicola Piovani
Composer (Music Score)
Roberto Perpignani
Gianni Sbarra
Production Designer
Lloyd Fonvielle
Associate Producer
Milena Canonero
Associate Producer
Caldecot "Cotty" Chubb
Associate Producer
Marin Karmitz
Executive Producer
Edward R. Pressman
Executive Producer
Lina Nerli Taviani
Costume Designer
Carlo Palmieri
Sound/Sound Designer
Fabio Conversi
Camera Operator
Gino Landi