Vale – Furio Scarpelli

Furio Scarpelli - 1919-2010

Just wanted to let you know of the recent passing of a true cinema genuis. Italian screenwriter Furio Scarpelli, who wrote the genre classic western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the films Il Postino, I soliti ignoti, and Casanova 70, has passed away. During his careers, he worked on 120 movies, the majority of which were in his native italian. However, it’s for his work on Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti western that he is most fondly remembered.

Scarpelli was 90.

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Vale – Furio Scarpelli

by Rodney Twelftree
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