Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RIP Antonio Visone

Italian production designer, art and set decorator, Antonio Visone passed away in Rome, Italy on April 14th. Antonio was 79 years-old. Born on May 10, 1934 in Naples, Italy, Visone began his career as a set and art director in 1960 working on “The Giants of Thessaly” directed by Riccardo Freda and “Le olimpiadi dei mariti” directed by Giorgio Bianchi. He worked on more than 50 films during his career that ended with  “Fatal frames: Fotogrammi mortali” in 1996. He was sometimes credited under the alias Julian Wilson.
Visone also wrote two screenplays: “Hero of Rome” (1964) and “Warriors of the Wasteland” (1983).
Visone was involved in three Euro-westerns: He was a set decorator on “El Cisco” (1966), the production designer on “Reverend Colt” (1970) and the art director on “The Price of Death” (1971).

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