Duccio Tessari

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Duccio Tessari
Born (1926-10-11)11 October 1926
Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Died 6 September 1994(1994-09-06) (aged 67)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Occupation Film director
Screenwriter
Spouse(s) Lorella De Luca

Duccio Tessari (11 October 1926 – 6 September 1994) was an Italian director, screenwriter and actor, considered one of the fathers of spaghetti westerns.[1]

Born in Genoa, Tessari started in the fifties as documentarist and as screenwriter of peplum films. In 1964 he co-wrote Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, one year later he gained an impressive commercial success and launched the Giuliano Gemma's career with A Pistol for Ringo and its immediate sequel, The Return of Ringo.[1]

He later touched different genres and worked in RAI TV, directing some successful TV-series. He died of cancer in Rome, at 68.[2] He was married to actress Lorella De Luca.[1][2]

Filmography[edit]

Note: The films listed as N/A are not necessarily chronological.
Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Screenwriter Screen story writer Other
Kanonenserenade (de) 1958 Yes Yes Assistant director [3]
The Last Days of Pompeii 1959 Yes Yes Assistant director [4]
Messalina 1960 Yes Yes [5][6]
Goliath and the Dragon Yes [7]
Colossus and the Amazon Queen Yes Assistant director [8]
The Revolt of the Slaves Yes [9]
Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis 1961 Yes [10]
Goliath and the Vampires Yes [11][12]
The Colossus of Rhodes Yes [13][14]
Maciste alla corte del Gran Khan Yes [13][15]
The Wonders of Aladdin Yes [16]
Hercules in the Haunted World Yes [13][14]
Romolo e Remo Yes [17][18]
My Son, the Hero 1962 Yes Yes [19]
Marco Polo Yes [20]
Il fornaretto di Venezia N/A Yes Yes [21]
The Avenger of Venice 1964 Yes [22][23]
A Fistful of Dollars Yes [24][23]
Secret of the Sphinx N/A Yes Yes [25]
A Pistol for Ringo 1965 Yes Yes Yes [26][27]
The Return of Ringo Yes Yes Yes [28][29]
Una voglia da morire N/A Yes Yes [30]
Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang 1966 Yes Yes Yes [31][32]
Seven Guns for the MacGregors N/A Yes [33]
Dick Smart 2007 N/A Yes [34]
Per amore... per magia... N/A Yes Yes [35]
La dama de Beyrut N/A Yes [36]
The Cats 1968 Yes Yes [37]
Better a Widow N/A Yes Yes [38]
Train for Durango N/A Yes Yes [39]
Sundance and the Kid N/A Yes Yes [40]
Quella piccola differenza N/A Yes Yes [41]
La morte risale a ieri sera 1970 Yes Yes [42]
Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate N/A Yes Yes [43]
Long Live Your Death 1971 Yes Yes [44][45]
Winged Devils N/A Yes Yes [46]
The Heroes N/A Yes [47]
Tony Arzenta 1973 Yes [48]
Three Tough Guys 1974 Yes [49]
Puzzle N/A Yes Yes [50]
Zorro 1975 Yes [51]
Sexycop 1976 Yes Yes [52]
Safari Express N/A Yes Yes Yes [53]
The Fifth Commandment 1978 Yes Yes Yes [54]
Un centesimo di secondo N/A Yes Yes [55]
Tex and the Lord of the Deep 1985 Yes Yes [56][57]
Bitte laßt die Blumen leben (de) 1989 Yes Yes [58]
There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs N/A Yes Yes [59]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9. 
  2. ^ a b Silvia Fumarola (7 September 1994). "Addio Duccio Tessari un regista per tutti". La Repubblica. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Kanonen-Serenade". Filmportal.de. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 105.
  5. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 116.
  6. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 117.
  7. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 70.
  8. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 36.
  9. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 140.
  10. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 87.
  11. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 73.
  12. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 76.
  13. ^ a b c Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 89.
  14. ^ a b Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 90.
  15. ^ Curti 2017, p. 316.
  16. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 192.
  17. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 51.
  18. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 50.
  19. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 163.
  20. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 112.
  21. ^ "Il fornaretto di Venezia (1963" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  22. ^ "Il fornaretto di Venezia (1963" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  23. ^ a b Hughes 2009, p. 7.
  24. ^ "Il fornaretto di Venezia (1963" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  25. ^ "La Sfinge sorride prima di morire - Stop Londra (1964)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  26. ^ Hughes 2006, p. 27.
  27. ^ "Una pistola para Ringo [Una pistola per Ringo] (1965)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  28. ^ Hughes 2006, p. 36.
  29. ^ "El retorno de Ringo [Il ritorno di Ringo] (1965)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  30. ^ "Una voglia da morire (1965)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  31. ^ "Kiss kiss... bang bang" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  32. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  33. ^ "7 pistolas para los McGregor [7 pistole per i MacGregor] (1966)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  34. ^ "Dick Smart 2007" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  35. ^ "Per amore... per magia..." (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  36. ^ "La dama de Beyrut [La dama di Beyrut] (1967)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  37. ^ Curti 2013, p. 15.
  38. ^ "Meglio vedova (1968)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  39. ^ "Un treno per Durango (1968)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  40. ^ "Vivi o preferibilmente morti (1969)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  41. ^ "Quella piccola differenza (1969)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  42. ^ Curti 2013, p. 36.
  43. ^ "Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  44. ^ "Zwei tolle Companeros" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  45. ^ "Viva la muerte... tua! (1971)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  46. ^ "Forza "g"" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  47. ^ "Gli eroi" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  48. ^ Curti 2013, p. 72.
  49. ^ Curti 2013, p. 124.
  50. ^ "L'uomo senza memoria (1974)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  51. ^ Kinnard & Crnkovich 2017, p. 194.
  52. ^ Curti 2013, p. 194.
  53. ^ "Safari Express (1976)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  54. ^ "Das fünfte Gebot" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  55. ^ "Un centesimo di secondo" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  56. ^ "Tex e il Signore degli abissi (1985)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  57. ^ Curti 2016, p. 182.
  58. ^ "Bitte laßt die Blumen leben" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  59. ^ "C'era un castello con quaranta cani (1990)" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Curti, Roberto (2013). Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980. McFarland. ISBN 0786469765. 
  • Curti, Roberto (2016). Diabolika: Supercriminals, Superheroes and the Comic Book Universe in Italian Cinema. Midnight Marquee Press. ISBN 978-1-936168-60-6. 
  • Curti, Roberto (2017). Riccardo Freda: The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker. McFarland. ISBN 1476628386. 
  • Hughes, Howard (2006). Once Upon a Time in the Italian West. I B Tauris. ISBN 0857730452. 
  • Hughes, Howard (2009). Aim for the Heart. London: I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-902-7. 
  • Kinnard, Roy; Crnkovich, Tony (2017). Italian Sword and Sandal Films, 1908-1990. McFarland. ISBN 1476662916. 

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