Furio Scarpelli

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Furio Scarpelli (16 December 1919 – 28 April 2010), also called Scarpelli, was an Italian screenwriter, famous for his collaboration on numerous Commedia all'italiana films with Agenore Incrocci, forming the duo Age & Scarpelli.[1]

He was the son of journalist Filiberto Scarpelli. During his childhood he devoted himself to writing and drawing. During World War II, he started to work as an illustrator for satire magazines, together with Federico Fellini and Ettore Scola, and he met Agenore Incrocci, best known as Age.

Furio was born and died in Rome, Italy.

In 1949, he started his famous collaboration with Age as the duo Age & Scarpelli, writing some of the first Totò successes until 1952.

Together with Age, he worked on a total of 120 Italian movies. These include some of the most famous of all, such as Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Mario Monicelli's I soliti ignoti. After closing his relationship with Age, he wrote several movies with Ettore Scola, and the first works of directors such as Francesca Archibugi and Paolo Virzì. His third Nomination to Oscar was for Il postino (The Postman), written with his son Giacomo. He also taught at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. Posthumous the film Tormenti (2011), from his graphic novel.

Awards[edit]

  • Leone d’Oro per il film La grande guerra (1959)
  • Nastro d'Argento per il film I soliti ignoti (1959)
  • Oscar Nomination dell'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences per il film I Compagni (1964)
  • Oscar Nomination dell'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences per il film Casanova '70 (1965)
  • Nastro d'Argento per il film Sedotta e abbandonata (1965)
  • Nastro d'Argento per il film Signore e signori (1967)
  • Nastro d'Argento per il film C'eravamo tanto amati (1975)
  • David di Donatello per il film Romanzo popolare (1975)
  • Nastro d'Argento per il film La Terrazza (1980)
  • Premio Cannes per la sceneggiatura de La Terrazza (1980)
  • Premio Flaiano - Pegaso d'Oro alla carriera (1980)
  • Ciak d'Oro per il film La Famiglia (1986)
  • Nastro d'Argento per il film La Famiglia (1987)
  • David di Donatello per il film La Famiglia (1987)
  • Oscar Nomination dell'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences per il film Il Postino (1995)
  • Nomination della British Academy of Film and Television Arts per il film Il Postino (1995)
  • David di Donatello per il film Celluloide (1996)
  • Globo d'Oro per il film Celluloide (1996)
  • Ciak d'Oro per il film Testimone a rischio (1997)
  • Grolla d'Oro per il film La Cena (1999)
  • Nomination della European Film Awards per il film "Concorrenza Sleale (2001)
  • Premio Flaiano - Pegaso d'Oro per il film Concorrenza Sleale (2001)
  • Premio Elsa Morante ragazzi per Opopomoz (2004)
  • Grolla d'Oro per il film La buona battaglia - Don Pietro Pappagallo (2006)
  • Premio Flaiano - Pegaso d'Oro per il film La buona battaglia - Don Pietro Pappagallo (2006)

Filmography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary New York Times, 1 May 2010; page D8.

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