Category Archives: Directors

Elio Petri: The Assassin

After making two shorts, Nasce un campione (54) and I sette contadini (59), Petri made his full debut with The Assassin (L’assassino, 61), based on a script co-written with Tonino Guerra (with whom he would later collaborate on several films). Continue reading

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Mario Monicelli interview

An interview with the late maestro of Commedia all’Italian, Mario Monicelli, which I found on the web and have translated into English Continue reading

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Ciak… si Moroni

Mario Moroni made two films during his long career in Italian cinema, both of them are authentic poverty row efforts of little critical or aesthetic value. But as nobody else is deranged enough to waste their time examining his work, it seems like an appropriate job for The WildEye… Continue reading

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Ruggero Deodato on Sergio Corbucci

[Corbucci] called me for whatever reason… one day I he called me from Ischia, where he was on holiday… Continue reading

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Piero Vivarelli

Just read a fascinating interview with Piero Vivarelli in an issue of Nocturno from last year. Vivarelli, who died in September 2010, was a truly colourful character… Continue reading

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The Curious Filmography of Gianfranco Parolini

Considering that he’s responsible for some of the most succesful Italian popular films, Gianfranco Parolini’s filmography is full of weird entries and misaccreditations Continue reading

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R.I.P Vittorio De Seta

The director Vittorio De Seta, celebrated creator of award winning documentaries and films, has died aged 88 Continue reading

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