Antonio Pietrangeli

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.