Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Remembering Michele Lupo

Michele Lupo was born on December 4, 1932 in Corleone, Sicily, Italy. From the late 1950s and early ‘60s he began his career as an assistant director until his directorial debut in 1962 with the Peplum film “Maciste il gladiatore più forte del mondo”, for which he was signed for two sequels. After directing some other mythological films he started directing crime, and western films. His excellent direction stands out in “Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà Britannica” and “The Ballad of Ben and Charlie”. Lupo also directed other Euro-westerns such as “Arizona Colt” (aka “The Man from Nowhere”) (1966) and “California” (1977). On the threshold of the eighties he was signed along with Bud Spencer and Elio Scardamaglia to direct the Sci-fi comedy “Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre”, “Lo chiamavano Bulldozer” and “Bomber”. Lupo died in Rome on June 27, 1989 at the age of 56. Today we remember Michele Lupo on what would have been his 80th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Talking about eurowesterns he also directed "Per un pugno nell'occhio" with Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia (a nice parody of "A fistful of dollars") and "Occhio alla penna" with Bud Spencer, Amidou and Joe Bugner