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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A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
A screenplay writer, scriptwriter or scenarist, is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs and video games, are based.
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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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 .
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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.
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