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Nationality  Italian
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Cesare Zavattini

Years active  1936–1975
Occupation  Screenwriter
Spouse  Olga Berni (m. 1932–1989)
Cesare Zavattini The screenwriter Cesare Zavattini at work in his house
Born  20 September 1902 (1902-09-20) Luzzara, Italy
Died  October 13, 1989, Rome, Italy
Books  Parliamo tanto di me, La veritàaaa, poveri sono matti
Children  Arturo Zavattini, Marco Zavattini, Milli Zavattini
Movies  Bicycle Thieves, Miracle in Milan, Umberto D, Shoeshine, Two Women
Similar People  Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Alessandro Blasetti, Roberto Rossellini, Alberto Lattuada

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Cesare Zavattini (20 September 1902 – 13 October 1989) was an Italian screenwriter and one of the first theorists and proponents of the Neorealist movement in Italian cinema.

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Biography

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Born in Luzzara, near Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, on 20 September 1902, Zavattini studied law at the University of Parma, but devoted himself to writing. In 1930 he relocated to Milan, and worked for the book and magazine publisher Angelo Rizzoli. After Rizzoli began producing films in 1934, Zavattini received his first screenplay and story credits in 1936. In 1935, he met Vittorio De Sica, beginning a partnership that produced some twenty films, including such masterpieces of Italian neorealism as

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  • Sciuscià (Shoeshine, 1946)
  • Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves, American release title, The Bicycle Thief, 1948),
  • Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan, 1951) and
  • Umberto D. (1952)
  • In 1952, Zavattini gave an interview to The Italian Film Magazine 2, republished in English as "Some Ideas on the Cinema." The thirteen points Zavattini outlined are widely regarded as his manifesto to Italian neorealism.

    In his only experience in Hollywood, Zavattini wrote the screenplay for The Children of Sanchez (1978) based on Oscar Lewis’s book of the same title, a classic study of a Mexican family. At the 11th Moscow International Film Festival in 1979, he was awarded the Honorable Prize for the contribution to cinema. In 1983 he was a member of the jury at the 13th Moscow International Film Festival.

    Zavattini died in Rome on 13 October 1989. He was an atheist.

    Directors

    Among the many celebrated directors of Italian and international cinema Zavattini worked with in his more than 80 films are:

  • Vittorio de Sica,
  • Michelangelo Antonioni,
  • Hall Bartlett,
  • Alessandro Blasetti,
  • Mauro Bolognini,
  • Mario Camerini,
  • René Clément,
  • Federico Fellini,
  • Pietro Germi,
  • Alberto Lattuada,
  • Mario Monicelli,
  • Elio Petri,
  • Dino Risi,
  • Roberto Rossellini,
  • Mario Soldati
  • Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
  • Luchino Visconti.
  • Also, In the short story "La Santa," by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez a character is named after Zavattini. In the story, the character is a teacher of cinema.

    Selected filmography

  • I'll Give a Million (1936)
  • Saint John, the Beheaded (1940)
  • A Woman Has Fallen (1941)
  • Don Cesare di Bazan (1942)
  • Before the Postman (1942)
  • Piruetas Juveniles / Romanzo a passo di danza (1943)
  • The Gates of Heaven (1945)
  • Un giorno nella vita (1946)
  • The Testimony (1946)
  • Crime News (1947)
  • Sperduti nel buio (1947)
  • Vent'anni (1949)
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1954)
  • L'oro di Napoli ("The Gold of Naples", 1954)
  • La Ciociara ("Two Women", 1960)
  • I sequestrati di Altona ("The Condemned of Altona", 1962)
  • L'isola di Arturo ("Arturo's Island", 1962)
  • Ieri, oggi e domani ("Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", 1963)
  • Un monde nouveau (1966)
  • Caprice Italian Style (1968)
  • I girasoli ("Sunflower", 1970)
  • Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini ("The Garden of the Finzi-Continis", 1970)
  • Una breve vacanza ("A Brief Vacation", 1973)
  • Lo chiameremo Andrea (1975)
  • References

    Cesare Zavattini Wikipedia


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