Monday, October 26, 2009

RIP Guido Zurli

Matt Blake has reported the death of Italian director, screenwriter Guido Zurli who passed away on October 23rd

Guido Zurli has died at the age of 80 on October 23rd. In his career, spanning nearly 50 years, he worked in a variety of genres, from spaghetti westerns to peplum, from horror to porn (he worked on the film debut of Moana Pozzi in "Valentina ragazza in calore" (1981), before leaveing the set). He also directed operas, documentaries and television programs.

Born January 9, 1929, at Foiano della Chiana, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy Zurli had became especially popular in the Islamic world, after directing "Le verdi bandiere di Allah", which he’d originally scripted for Sergio Leone, and also because he worked regularly in Turkey, where he shot the western "Cowboy Kid" and others. Recently there was talk of him as being the possible director of a film on the life of Licio Gelli.

Guido's Euro-westerns - director, screenwriter:
Thompson 1880 – 1966 [director]
A Man Called Amen – 1968 [director, screenwriter]
Zorro the Fox - 1968 [director, screenwriter]
Cowboy Kid – 1972 [director, screenwriter]
Son of Zorro - 1973 [screenwriter]

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