Wednesday, July 14, 2010

RIP Luigi Scattini

Luigi Scattini died on July 12, 2010 in Rome, Italy. Born in Turin, Italy on May 17, 1927, he worked in Italian films as a director, assistant director, screenwriter and film editor and lyricist. Scattini was known for his contributions to the Italian mondo (sex and violence) documentaries such as “Sweden: Heaven and Hell” (1968) which introduced the Piero Umiliani classic tune "Mah Nà Mah Nà". Luigi began making industrial films in the 1960s and then continued into documentaries such as “Sexy magico” (1963), “Ring Around the World” (1966), “Questo sporco mondo meraviglioso” (1971). Luigi also made contemporary films such as “Due marines e un generale” (1966) with Buster Keaton, “The Glass Sphinx” (1967) with Robert Taylor and Anita Ekberg “The Body” (1974) with Carroll Baker. Scattini was involved with one Euro-western as the film editor on “The Twilight Avengers” (1970) starring Tony Kendall. Since the 1980s he's worked in directing voice dubbing Italian film editions of foreign films. Luigi was the father of actress Monica Scattini [1956- ]

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