Adriano Bolzoni

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Adriano Bolzoni
Born (1919-04-14)14 April 1919
Cremona, Italy
Died 2003 (aged 83–84)
Occupation Film director, film producer, screenwriter

Adriano Bolzoni (14 April 1919 – 2003)[1] was an Italian journalist, writer and film director.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Cremona, Bolzoni started his career as a journalist, being war correspondent from the front of World War II. Later, he became director of Reporter, a right-wing weekly magazine published between 1959 and 1960 which is best remembered for having Pier Paolo Pasolini as film critic.[2][3] In the 1960s he became editor of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.[2]

Bolzoni entered the cinema industry in 1948, collaborating at the screenplay of the adventure film I contrabbandieri del mare, directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero;[4] later he was a prolific screenwriter, arousing some fame with several successful spaghetti westerns and poliziotteschi.[4] He was also an occasional director of films and documentaries and an essayist.[4]

Partial filmography[edit]



  1. ^ Cine70 e dintorni, Volume 4, Coniglio Editore, 2003.
  2. ^ a b Tullio Kezich (23 January 1994). "Pasolini dalla parte degli infedeli". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Marco Antonio Bazzocchi. Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pearson, 1998. ISBN 8842494607. 
  4. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. 
  5. ^ Curti 2016, p. 60.


  • Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6. 

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