April 14, 1919|
|Died||2003 (aged 83–84)
|Occupation||Film director, film producer, screenwriter|
Adriano Bolzoni (14 April 1919 – 2003) was an Italian journalist, writer and film director.
Life and career
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. In the 1960s he became editor of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Bolzoni entered the cinema industry in 1948, collaborating at the screenplay of the adventure film I contrabbandieri del mare, directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero; later he was a prolific screenwriter, arousing some fame with several successful spaghetti westerns and poliziotteschi. He was also an occasional director of films and documentaries and an essayist.
He died in 2003, according to other sources in 2005.
- Cine70 e dintorni, Volume 4, Coniglio Editore, 2003.
- Tullio Kezich (23 January 1994). "Pasolini dalla parte degli infedeli". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
- Marco Antonio Bazzocchi. Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pearson, 1998. ISBN 8842494607.
- Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002.
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