Saturday, July 31, 2010

RIP Suso Checchi d'Amico

The famous Italian screenwriter, Suso Cecchi d'Amico has died at 96.

The famous Italian writer, Suso Cecchi d'Amico died in Rome, Italy on July 30, 2010. She was 96 years old.

During her prodigious career she worked with all the masters of Italian neorealism Luigi Zampa, Ennio Flaiano, Cesare Zavattini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Giancarlo Rosi. But her association is strongest with Luchino Visconti, with whom she worked for the first time in ”Beautiful” (1951) then “Senso” (1954), “White Nights” (1957) “Rocco and His Brothers” (1960). She could boast of having worked on “Roman Holiday” William Wyler (1953), and “The Usual Suspects” with Monicelli in 1958. With the director Giulio Base she wrote her last film “Desert Roses” in 2006.

In 1994 at the Venice Film Festival Suso was given a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. She also won the Davi di Donatello and 7 Silver Ribbons.

Suso Cecchi d'Amico co-wrote the pseudo-Eurowestern "A Man, His Pride, a Vengeance" (1968) starring Franco Nero, Klaus Kinski and Tina Aumont.

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