Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tullio Pinelli, frequent Fellini co-screenwriter, 1908 - 2009

Screenwriter Tullio Pinelli has passed away at the age of 100.

Pinelli collaborated on screenplays with Federico Fellini for decades, with screen credits on many of my favorites of his films, including Nights of Cabiria, La Strada, 8 1/2 and La Dolce Vita. He had a long, healthy career, with more than 80 film scripts to his name.

The New York Times obituary can be found here.

Very sad news indeed.

1 comment:

'Backer said...

Wow, what a long, healthy career. Nights of Cabiria, from a screenwriting standpoint, is one of Fellini's strongest films. Foreign films especially are attributed to the directors, so it's great to see him get some recognition. If only we can live half as long, with half as successful a career.