Franco Fraticelli

Franco Fraticelli (30 August 1928 in Rome, Italy – 26 April 2012 in Rome) was an Italian film editor with more than 150 film credits.[1] Fraticelli was director Dario Argento's editor of choice from his earliest films (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage-1969) through Opera (1987).[2][3]

Franco Fraticelli
Born(1928-08-30)30 August 1928
Rome, Italy
Died26 April 2012(2012-04-26) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
Occupationfilm editor

He also had an important collaboration with director Lina Wertmüller, commencing with her third film Rita the Mosquito (1966). Fraticelli edited nine more of her films through A Joke of Destiny (1983). In particular, Fraticelli edited Seven Beauties (1976). This film, which has been called her masterpiece,[4] was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. It was the very first nomination of a woman for the award.

Fraticelli was nominated for the David di Donatello award for editing Boys on the Outside (directed by Marco Risi - 1990); Fraticelli subsequently edited two more films with Risi, Nel Continente Nero (1993) and L'ultimo Capodonno. In 2006 his career was honored by a Kineo Award.

Partial filmography

See also


  1. Franco Fraticelli on IMDb
  2. Masi, Stefano (2003). "Fraticelli, Franco". Enciclopedia del Cinema (in Italian).
  3. "lutto 'Franco Fraticelli'". Kometarossa (in Italian). 30 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  4. Maltin, Leonard (2014). "Seven Beauties". Leonard Maltin's 2015 Film Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9780698183612. Director-writer Wertmuller's masterpiece follows a small town Casanova through the horrors of WW2 battle and imprisonment in a concentration camp, where he learns to survive - at any cost. Giannini is superb in this harrowing, unforgettable film.

Further reading

  • Cooper, L. Andrew (2012). Dario Argento. University of Illinois Press. pp. 151–152. ISBN 9780252094385. SD: How did you work with the editor, Franco Fraticelli? Did you have all the cuts in mind at the beginning? DA: We had already made four films together. He was well acquainted with the way I work. I gave him the script and the storyboards; he knew exactly what I wanted. This book includes some interviews with Argento, who discusses his relationship with Fraticelli in one of them.
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