Gian Gaspare Napolitano

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Gian Gaspare Napolitano
Born (1907-04-30)30 April 1907
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Died 5 January 1966(1966-01-05) (aged 58)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Screenwriter
Film director
Years active 1935-1956

Gian Gaspare Napolitano (30 April 1907 – 5 January 1966) was an Italian journalist, screenwriter and film director.

During the 1920s, he wrote for the literary review "900", Cahiers d'Italie et d'Europe. He made ten films between 1935 and 1956. He was a member of the Venice Film Festival jury in 1951, 1953 and 1961.

During the Second World War, he was a liaison officer with the Black Watch, and in 1945 he wrote the novel In guerra con gli scozzesi based on his experiences.

His film Magia verde won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival[1] and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.[2]



  • Gian Gaspare Napolitano, "Il venditore di fumo", commedia teatrale, Edizioni Sabinae, Roma, 2008.
  • Gian Gaspare Napolitano, "Una missione fra i Seris", Edizioni Sabinae, Roma, 2009.


  1. ^ "3rd Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Green Magic". Retrieved 2009-01-23. 

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