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Alberto Lattuada

Director

 

Biography

Italian writer/director Alberto Lattuada is the son of famed composer Felice Lattuada, who scored several of Lattuada’s films. After studying to be an architect at the Berchet School in Milan, Lattuada supplemented his income as a newspaper and magazine writer. He entered the Italian film industry in 1933 as a set decorator, graduating to “assistant in charge of color” in 1935. Five years later, he directed his first film. With Luigi Comencini, Lattuada founded Italy’s first film archive, Cinetica Italiana, in 1941; that same year he published a popular coffee-table volume, The Photographic Atlas. Stepping up his directing activities in the postwar years, Lattuada specialized in stylish costume pictures, often adapted from famous novels. His ventures into neorealism—Bandit (1946), Anna (1951)—tended to be slicker and more professional-looking than the similar efforts of his contemporaries. He gave the career of Federico Fellini a boost in 1950, when he and Fellini co-directed the well… read more

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Michele Andreoli

23Dec11

grande mancanza:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ujW6oVRqQQ

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Jorge Negrete

30Jul11

"Venga a tomar el café con nosotras"?

Lina Porpora and 2 others like this

rien va, chanandre

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Lefteris Becerra

26Jul11

il bandito (1946) is missing overhere