Friday, December 24, 2021

RIP Jaime Comas


Spanish producer, screenwriter Jaime Comas died in Madrid, Spain on December 21, 2021. He was 85. Jaime Comas Gil was born in Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain in 1936. It was in 1964 when, hired by Ocean Films, he began writing and co-writing screenplays for international co-productions, most of them with Italy. Thus came the opportunity to embark on the script for "For a Fistful of Dollars," the first film in the Dollar Trilogy, followed by "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, the best-known title in his filmography and starring Clint Eastwood. The film which laid the groundwork for the “Spaghetti Western” as a film subgenre and brought fame to Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone, also focused on the Spanish screenwriter, who worked alongside other directors, Adriano Bolzoni and Victor Andres Catena in his writing. Comas founded Arcos Films in 1968, Alas Films in 1973, and New World Films International in 1998. He was a production manager, and screenwriter on “Fistful of Dollars” (1964) and associate producer on 1999’s “One Man’s Hero”.

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