Amasi Damiani was born on September 26, 1937 in Livorno, Italy. As a teenager Damiani was an assistant to directors Giuliano Biagetti and later to Sergio Corbucci. Mainly, he had moved to Rome in 1960 to work in the theater. From 1963 on, he became a film director and made a number of films on a regular basis in all popular genres, but they were almost always seen only by small numbers in regional theaters and some even remained unpublished. From the mid-1970s he moved to the area of porn films, where he used a number of pseudonyms, such as Aaron Humberstone, Peter Maris, Ilona Staller and A. Van Dyke. Some of these were soft porn films and managed to leave the porn cinemas and be shown in regular theaters. Amasi frequently wrote and cut his films himself. Damiani made two Euro-westerns: “On the Gallows Bastard” (1968) and “Tara Poki” (1971). He made a third western called "I fantasi di Omaha-ri (1971) starring Richard Harrison, Josiane Gilbert and Lucie Bomez that was never released. Today we celebrate Amasi Damiani’s 75th birthday.
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Hi Tom; nice to see my German wikipedia articles showing up here from time to time:-)))ReplyDelete
If it weren't for the Internet and Google Germany, Spain and Italy. I would never find information on most of the these European film people. Thankfully researchers like yourself have shared their knowledge on Wikipedia so we can find learn about these folks. Gracias Daniel!ReplyDelete
No thanks at all, please. It's just a short compiled article - most facts based on the Dizionario del Cinema Italiano books.ReplyDelete
I own a french book about SW and it says that Amasi Damiani directed another western weirdly called "I fantasmi di Omah-ri" in 1971 but this one remained unreleased.ReplyDelete
The cast includes Richard Harrisson, Josiane Gilbert & Lucie Bomez
Thanks for the additional information Sheb.ReplyDelete