Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Screenwriter Tullio Pinelli dies

Eight and a halfFrom Nick Vivarelli in Variety:
Italian screen and stage scribe Tullio Pinelli, the longtime Federico Fellini collaborator best known for co-penning Fellini's "La Dolce Vita," and "8 1/2," died March 7 in Rome.

He was 100.

Nominated for four Oscars, all for Fellini works, Pinelli was the scribe with whom Fellini worked with the most in what has been considered an almost symbiotic rapport. But Pinelli also worked with other Italo greats including Roberto Rossellini, Pietro Germi, and Mario Monicelli.
At the moment I can't find a full obituary in English, but will post a link if I find one. Here are Tullio Pinelli's credits on IMDB and a short entry on Wikipedia.

Update: Here's an obituary in The Guardian.

Update (11.03.09): And a photo c/o Flickr.


  1. Very sad.

    Let me know if you need a translation of the obit, Italian's my first language.

    Sara Baroni

  2. Thanks - I'll post a comment here if I find something. He was clearly a very important figure in post-war film

  3. I see you've picked up the Guardian obit but there's also one here in the New York Times.



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