Antonio Pietrangeli

Luchino Visconti, Irène Galter and Antonio Pietrangeli (1953)

Antonio Pietrangeli (19 January 1919 – 12 July 1968) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Pietrangeli was a major practitioner of the Commedia all'italiana genre.

Biography

He started writing film reviews for famous Italian cinema magazines such as Bianco e Nero and Cinema. As a screenwriter, Pietrangeli's work included Ossessione directed by Visconti, Fabiola by Blasetti, Europa '51 by Rossellini, and La lupa by Lattuada.

His directing debut was Il sole negli occhi (1953). Career highlights include Io la conoscevo bene (1965) and Adua e le compagne (1960). He won Nastro d'Argento for Best Director for Io la conoscevo bene.

He drowned in the Gulf of Gaeta in 1968 after falling off of a cliff while working on Come, quando, perché, which was completed by Valerio Zurlini.[1][2]

Filmography

Further reading

  • Pinkerton, Nick (3 December 2015). "A Kind of Loving". ARTFORUM. Retrieved 21 March 2016.

References

  1. ^ "Movie Critic Dies In Fall Off Cliff", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 13, 1968, p1
  2. ^ Schaefer, Stephen. "reviews: Adua & Her Friends". Boston Herald. Retrieved 21 March 2016.

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