Ugo Pirro

Ugo Pirro (April 20, 1920 January 18, 2008) was an Italian screenwriter and novelist.[1][2][3]

Ugo Pirro
Ugo Pirro (right) on the set of Celluloide, Rome 1996
BornUgo Mattone
April 20, 1920
Battipaglia, Italy
DiedJanuary 18, 2008(2008-01-18) (aged 87)
Rome, Italy
OccupationScreenwriter, novelist
LanguageItalian
GenreFiction, screenwriting

Biography

Born Ugo Mattone in Battipaglia, near Salerno, he debuted as screenwriter for director Carlo Lizzani (Achtung! Banditi!, 1951, and Il gobbo, 1960).

His screenplays of the 1970s include films Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto and Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini, which both won Academy Awards as Best Foreign Film. Pirro was also a literature author, his most notable works being Le soldatesse (1956), set in the Italian occupation of Greece during World War II, and Celluloide, adapted for cinema by Lizzani in 1996.[4]

Pirro died in Rome in 2008.[1]

Works

Films

Television

  • Nucleo zero (1984)
  • Mio figlio non sa leggere (1984)
  • Gioco di società (1989)
  • Piazza di Spagna (1993)
  • La famiglia Ricordi (1993)
  • Il prezzo del denaro (1995)

Novels

  • Le soldatesse (1956)
  • Mille tradimenti (1959)
  • Jovanka e le altre (1960)
  • Mio figlio non sa leggere (1981)
  • Il luogo dei delitti (1991)
  • Osteria dei pittori (1994)
  • Celluloide (1995)
  • Soltanto un nome sui titoli di testa (1998)
  • Figli di ferroviere (1999)
  • Per scrivere un film (2001)
  • Il cinema della nostra vita (2001)

References


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