Dante Ferretti

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Dante Ferretti
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Dante Ferretti in his workshop
Born (1943-02-26) 26 February 1943 (age 71)
Macerata, Marche, Italy
Occupation Production designer
Years active 1964-present
Spouse(s) Francesca Lo Schiavo

Dante Ferretti (born 26 February 1943) is an Italian production designer, art director and costume designer.

Throughout his career, Ferretti has worked with many great directors, both American and Italian, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Franco Zeffirelli, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Anthony Minghella, and Tim Burton. He frequently collaborates with his wife, set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo.

Ferretti was a protégé of Federico Fellini, and worked under him for five films.[1] He also had a five-film collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini and later developed a very close professional relationship with Martin Scorsese, designing seven of his last eight movies.

In 2008, he designed the set for Howard Shore's opera The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

Ferretti has won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction; for The Aviator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Hugo. He had seven previous nominations. In addition, he was nominated for Best Costume Design for Kundun. He has also won three BAFTA Awards.

In 2012, he designed the decor for restaurant Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto on Manhattan's Upper East Side, consisting of a theatrical dining room combining faux-Roman statues and peeling-paint Pompeii-like frescos with recessed spotlights, red walls, and modern white leather armchairs.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fergus M. Bordewich, Manhattan Mayhem, Smithsonian Magazine, December 2002, Accessed July 15, 2010.
  2. ^ "Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto Il Ristorante | 903 Madison Ave | Restaurants". Time Out New York. October 16, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Adam Platt. "Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto – Upper East Side – New York Magazine Restaurant Guide". Nymag.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 

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