Brunello Rondi (26 November 1924 – 7 November 1989) was a prolific Italian screen writer and film director best known for his frequent script collaborations with Federico Fellini.
|Died||7 November 1989 64) (aged|
|Occupation||Film director and script writer|
His brother, Gian Luigi Rondi, was an Italian film critic.
Noted chiefly as a script-writer and script consultant, Rondi began his film career with the script for 1947's Last Love for which he was also assistant director.
He started to work with Federico Fellini as artistic director on La Strada (1954) and Nights of Cabiria (1957). His most prized collaborations were on the film scripts of La Dolce Vita (1960), 8½ (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1964), Orchestra Rehearsal (1978), and City of Women (1980), all co-written and directed by Fellini.
On the writing of La Dolce Vita, Rondi helped build up the character of Steiner, the intellectual who kills his wife and children. As a Fellini intimate, Rondi also played a crucial role in the early stages of 8½. In a letter dated October 1960, Fellini outlined his initial ideas to Rondi that were later developed into the screenplay with co-writers Ennio Flaiano and Tullio Pinelli.
Director and scriptwriter
- Violent Life, co-directed with Paolo Heusch (1961)
- Il demonio (1963)
- Domani non siamo più qui (1967)
- Run, Psycho, Run (1968)
- Le tue mani sul mio corpo (1970)
- Valeria dentro e fuori (1972)
- Racconti proibiti... di niente vestiti (1972)
- Ingrid sulla strada (1973)
- Tecnica di un amore (1973)
- Prigione di donne (1974)
- Velluto nero (1976)
- I prosseneti (1976)
- La vocazione di Suor Teresa (1982)
- Last Love, directed by Luigi Chiarini (1947)
- The Flowers of St. Francis - uncredited, directed by Roberto Rossellini (1950)
- Altri tempi, directed by Alessandro Blasetti (1952)
- Europa '51, directed by Roberto Rossellini (1952)
- Era notte a Roma, directed by Roberto Rossellini (1960)
- La Dolce Vita, directed by Federico Fellini (1960)
- Boccaccio 70, episode The Temptation of Doctor Antonio, directed by Federico Fellini (1962)
- 8½, directed by Federico Fellini (1963)
- Juliet of the Spirits, directed by Federico Fellini (1965)
- Amanti, directed by Vittorio De Sica (1968)
- Scacco alla regina, directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile (1969)
- Fellini Satyricon, directed by Federico Fellini (1969)
- Le sorelle, directed by Roberto Malenotti (1969)
- Orchestra Rehearsal, directed by Federico Fellini (1978)
- City of Women, directed by Federico Fellini (1980)
- Tecnica di un amore (1973)
- Le ore dell'amore, directed by Luciano Salce (1963)
- Colpo di stato, directed by Luciano Salce (1969)
- "Obituaries". Variety. November 15, 1989. p. 60.
- Alpert, 126
- Bondanella, 164
- Alpert, Hollis (1988). Fellini: A Life. New York: Paragon House. ISBN 1-55778-000-5
- Bondanella, Peter (1992). The Cinema of Federico Fellini. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-00875-2
- Parigi, Stefania e Alberto Pezzotta (2010). Il lungo respiro di Brunello Rondi (prefazione di Gian Luigi Rondi). Roma: Edizioni Sabinae.