Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 80th Birthday Giuliano Carnimeo

Giuliano Carnimeo was born July 4, 1932 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. Giuliano is an Italian director and screenwriter, sometimes credited as Anthony Ascott. Carnimeo started his career as an assistant director for, among others, Giorgio Simonelli and Camillo Mastrocinque. He made his directorial debut as co-director, alongside Camillo Mastrocinque, in the Italian-French co-production “Vacanze d'inverno”. Carnimeo would later focus on genre films, especially spaghetti westerns of which he made 17 from “Two Mafiamen in the Far West” in 1964 to “The Crazy Bunch” in 1974. He would later specialize in sexy Italian comedy films. His last film was “Computron 22” in 1988. Today we celebrate Giuliano Carnimeo, one of the leading directors of the Euro-western’s, 80th birthday.

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