Ettore Scola, bachelor master of Italian cinema has died
January 19, 2016
Ettore Scola has died in Rome. He was 84 years old. He was born in Trevico, in the province of Avellino, May 10, 1931. He was one of the greatest directors and screenwriters of Italian cinema. He made his directorial debut in 1964, the first great success came four years later with Will our heroes finds his friend who had mysteriously disappeared in Africa. His masterpieces as “Una giornata particolare” and “C'eravamo tanto amati”. His last work was in 2013, the documentary “Che strano chiamarsi Federico”, dedicated to Fellini.
Scola had moved to Rome shortly after birth with his family, in the Esquilino area, where he attended high school Pilo Albertelli. At fifteen he began to bring his satirical magazine Marcus Aurelius, which becomes collaborator while still a law student. Since the end of the Forties he worked on some radio programs, is co-author of the texts of the sketch of Alberto Sordi as Mario Pio and Count Claro. Began writing screenplays in the early 1950s, he wrote comedies, often paired with Ruggero Maccari.
Rich was his filmography, from the onset, in 1964, with Alberto Sordi, with whom he worked three more times, in the “La più bella serata della mia vita” (1972), in some episodes of the collective film “I nuovi mostri” (1977) and “Romanzo di un giovane povero” (1995). “Ma è con Il commissario Pepe” (1969) and “Dramma della gelosia - Tutti i particolari in cronaca” (1970) Scola enters the most important phase of his career. In 1974 directs “C'eravamo tanto amati” by which retraces thirty years of Italian history through the story of three friends, former partisans, the lawyer Gianni Perego (Vittorio Gassman), the porter Antonio (Nino Manfredi) and intellectual Nicola (Stefano Satta Flores), two of them in love for a lifetime with Luciana (Stefania Sandrelli).
Born: 5/10/1931, Trevico, Campania, Italy
Died: 1/19/2016, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Ettore Scola’s western – screenwriter:
The Terrible Sheriff - 1962