Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy 80th Birthday Mario Pinzauti

Mario Pinzauti was born on May 1, 1930 in Rome, Italy. Pinzauti is a director and screenwriter who was active in the field of crime films and who used several pseudonyms such as Jim Reeves and Perry Landers. His film job was as a screenwriter for “Il tiranno di Siracusa” (The Tyrant of Syracuse) (1962). That same year he directed his first film, the ill-fated “Interpol morte al molo 18”. Where it remained unfinished lacking the dubbing and the debts of the producer. In the following years he worked anonymously writing and consulting on screenplays for several of the films directed by Pietro Germi, Roberto Rossellini, Pietro Francisci and others. He wrote and directed two Euro-westerns “Ringo, It's Massacre Time” (1966), “Let's Go and Kill Sartana” (1971). Most of his films had little return at the box-off during the 1970s and after “Mandinga” and Emanuelle Black & White” both in 1976 he abandoned the cinema. He's now working as an Assistant Director General for RAI. Today we celebrate the 80th birthday of Mario Pinzauti.

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