Notes

1. Mauro Bolognini - Director (1922-2001), e.g. 'La Dame aux Camélias' with Isabelle Huppert in 1980.

2. Raimondo Crociani - Editor, born 1946, still active.

3. Eraldo da Roma (Eraldo Judiconi) - Editor whose post-war career covered most of the films now labeled Italian neo-realism from 'Rome Open City' (1945), 'Paisa' (1946), 'Bicycle Thieves' (1947), 'Germany year Zero' (1949), 'Miracle in Milan' (1951), to 'Umberto D' (1952). He subsequently worked frequently with Michelangelo Antonioni.

4. The Salo' Republic - (1943-5), The Italian Social Republic which was a fascist puppet state formed in German occupied Northern Italy.

5. Francesco De Robertis - (1902-59), Director.

6. Mario Serandrei - Editor, notably for Visconti including 'The Leopard' (1963). Also cut 'The Battle of Algiers' (1965).

7. Vittorio De Sica - Director, crucially associated with neo-realism including 'Bicycle Thieves' (1947) and 'Miracle in Milan' (1951).

8. Luchino Visconti - Director, was assistant to Renoir before making his first feature ' Ossessione' (1942) the essential harbinger of Italian neo-realism to which he made a crucial contribution. He had a long career as director of films and opera, the latter medium becoming more and more an influence on his films e.g. 'The Leopard' (1963) and 'The Damned' (1969).

9. Mario Soldati - Director (1906-99), notably 'Woman of the River' (1955) with Sophia Loren.

10. Montgomery - possibly Robert of that name.

11. Dark Road (1948), directed by Alfred Goulding.

12. Tonino Delli Colli - DOP on most of Pasolini's films.

13. Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - The Italian National Film School in Rome.

14. Sergio Montanari - Editor, including several Hercules epics.

15. Camillo Mastrocinque - (1901-69), Director.

16. Silvano Agosti - Director/editor, who has managed to juggle the two roles during his career.

17. Eduardo De Filippo - Actor, writer, director, theatre and film.

18. Cinzia Torrini - Director, film and TV.

19. LAttenzione (1984).

20. Giovanni Soldati - Director/writer.

21. See interview with Roberto Perpignani.

22. Sergio Leone/Once upon a time in America - (1984), This was Leone's last film as a director. He started as an assistant director, notably on 'Bicycle Thieves' in 1948. Instrumental in the invention of the Spaghetti Western, he died in 1989.

23. Pietro Germi - (1914-74), Director/writer e.g. 'Divorce Italian Style' (1969).

24. Marco Ferreri - (1928-97), Director, notably 'La Grande Bouffe' (1973).

25. Roberto Rossellini - Director from 'Rome Open City' (1945) to 'The Rise of Louis XIV' (1966), he was an intrepid explorer of film form, frustrated that most movies are mere illustrations of their subject.

26. Roberto Cinquini/// diavolo bianco - (1947), Editor, cut 'For a Fistful of Dollars' (1964), Sergio Leone's first Spaghetti Western.

27. Pier Paolo Pasolini/Accattone - (1961), was Pasolini's first feature. His style, which ignored the rules of conventional film language, appeals to many filmmakers, especially editors, who admire its vitality, and roughness.

28. Mamma Roma - (1962), written by Pasolini - we should not forget that he contributed enormously to the writing of many Italian films, apart from his own.

29. Ettore Scola/Riusciranno i nostri eroi a ritrovare l'amico misteriosamente scomparso in Africa? - (1968) Scola was a prolific screenwriter and director this one is a contender for the longest title. It means 'Will our Heroes be able to find their friend who has mysteriously disappeared in Africa?'

31. La notte brava - Mauro Bolognini, 1959.

32. Luigi Comencini/Tutti a casa (1960), war drama.

33. Dino De Laurentis - Producer, both in Italy - several of Fellini's films (with Carlo Ponti) and in USA - 'Ragtime', 'Blue Velvet'.

34. Ruggero Mastroianni - Editor (1929-96), cut often for Fellini and Francesco Rosi amongst many others.

35. LadyHawk(e)-(1985), directed by Richard Donner, with Michelle Pfeiffer.

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