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Tullio Pinelli

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Years active  1944—2009
Name  Tullio Pinelli
Role  Screenwriter

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Born  24 June 1908 (1908-06-24) Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Occupation  Playwright/Screenwriter
Died  March 7, 2009, Rome, Italy
Spouse  Madeleine LeBeau (m. 1988–2009), Maria Cristina Quilico (m. 1935)
Children  Carlo Alberto Pinelli, Ferdinando Pinelli, Alessandro Pinelli, Pier Dionigi Pinelli
Parents  Ersilia Ratti, Ferdinando Pinelli
Movies  La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8½, Nights of Cabiria, I Vitelloni
Similar People  Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello Rondi, Otello Martelli, Giulietta Masina

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Tullio Pinelli (24 June 1908 – 7 March 2009) was an Italian screenwriter best known for his work on the Federico Fellini classics I Vitelloni, La Strada, La Dolce Vita and .


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Born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy, Pinelli began his career as a civil lawyer but spent his free time working in the theatre as a playwright. He was descended from a long line of Italian patriots; his great-uncle General Ferdinando Pinelli quashed the bandit revolt in Calabria following Italian unification.

He met Fellini in a Rome kiosk in 1946 while they were reading opposite pages of the same newspaper. "Meeting each other," explained Pinelli, "was a creative lightning bolt. We spoke the same language from the start... We were fantasizing about a screenplay that would be the exact opposite of what was fashionable then: the story of a very shy and modest office worker who discovered he can fly; so he flaps his arms and escapes out the window. It certainly wasn't Italian neorealism. But the idea never went anywhere either." The anecdote about flying presages the opening scene of (1963) in which the protagonist, a prominent film director, who dreams of escape by flying out of his car caught in a traffic jam.

Pinelli died at the age of 100 on 7 March 2009 in Rome. He was married to the French-born actress Madeleine LeBeau, who had roles in and Casablanca (1942).

Selected filmography

  • The Opium Den (1947)
  • Symphony of Love (1954)
  • The Lovers of Manon Lescaut (1954)
  • References

    Tullio Pinelli Wikipedia