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Fernando Di Leo (11 January 1932 – 2 December 2003) was an Italian film director and script writer born in San Ferdinando di Puglia, Italy. During his career from 1964 to 1985, Di Leo directed 20 films and was involved in the writing process in 43. His films influenced many popular contemporary directors, such as Quentin Tarantino and John Woo.[1]

Fernando Di Leo
Fernando Di Leo.jpg
Born(1932-01-11)11 January 1932
Died2 December 2003(2003-12-02) (aged 71)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter

Di Leo started his career mostly writing scripts for spaghetti westerns. He worked on the script for Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars, 1964) and later as assistant director and assistant to Sergio Leone in Per qualche dollaro in più (For a Few Dollars More, 1965).[2] Later, he wrote scripts for such westerns as Navajo Joe (1966) and Johnny Yuma (1967). Di Leo is now best remembered for his poliziotteschi films, especially the Milieu Trilogy, which he both wrote and directed. The trilogy contains Caliber 9 (1972), La mala ordina (Manhunt, 1972) and Il Boss (The Boss, 1973).

Select filmographyEdit

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Screenwriter Story author Other
Gli eroi di ieri, oggi, domani 1963 Yes Yes [3][4]
A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Yes Uncredited. [5]
The Return of Ringo 1965 Yes Yes Yes Assistant director [6][7][8]
For a Few Dollars More Yes Yes Yes Uncredited as screenwriter. Also 2nd assistant director [9]
Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang 1966 Yes Yes [10][11]
Massacre Time Yes Yes [12][13]
Seven Guns for the MacGregors Yes [14][15]
Johnny Yuma Yes [16][17]
Navajo Joe Yes [18][19]
Up the MacGregors! 1967 Yes Yes [20][21]
Long Days of Vengeance Yes [22][23]
The Ruthless Four 1968 Yes Yes [24][25][26]
Beyond the Law Yes [27]
Gangsters '70 Yes Yes [28]
Naked Violence 1969 Yes Yes [29]
Caliber 9 1972 Yes Yes [30]
Bloody Friday Yes Yes Uncredited [31][32]
The Italian Connection Yes Yes Yes Yes Also dialogue [33]
Il Boss 1973 Yes Yes [34]
Shoot First, Die Later 1974 Yes Yes [35]
Kidnap Syndicate 1975 Yes Yes [36]
Loaded Guns Yes Yes [37]
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man 1976 Yes Yes [38]
Nick the Sting Yes [38]
Mister Scarface Yes Yes Yes [39][40]
Young, Violent, Dangerous Yes Yes [41]
Blood and Diamonds 1978 Yes Yes Yes [42]
Madness 1980 Yes Yes [43]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parkinson, David. "Tate Modern Seasons 2006". BBC. Retrieved 25 December 2006.
  2. ^ "Di Leo Retrospective". 24th Cambridge Film Festival. Retrieved 25 December 2006.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Curti 2016, p. 293.
  4. ^ "Gli eroi di ieri, oggi, domani (1963)" (in Italian). Archviodelcinemaitaliano.com. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  5. ^ Curti 2016, p. 192.
  6. ^ "Cast and Crew". A Pistol for Ringo / The Return of Ringo (Booklet). Arrow Video. 2018. p. 5. AV137 / FCD1710.
  7. ^ Hughes 2004, p. 29.
  8. ^ Hughes 2004, p. 36.
  9. ^ Curti 2016, p. 193.
  10. ^ "Kiss kiss... bang bang" (in Italian). Archvio del cinema italiano. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  11. ^ Erickson, Hal. "Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  12. ^ Howarth 2015, p. 106.
  13. ^ Firsching, Robert. "Massacre Time". AllMovie. Archived from the original on 30 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  14. ^ "7 Pistole Per I Macgregor (7 Guns for the MacGregors), Italy/Spain, 1965". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 34 no. 405. British Film Institute. October 1967. p. 158.
  15. ^ Grant 2011, p. 443.
  16. ^ Grant 2011, p. 442.
  17. ^ "Johnny Yuma (1966)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  18. ^ Hughes 2004, p. 81.
  19. ^ Hughes 2004, p. 92.
  20. ^ "7 donne per i Mac Gregor (1967)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Up the MacGregors". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Lunghi giorni della vendetta (1967)" (in Italian). Archiviodelcinemaitaliano.it. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  23. ^ Grant 2011, p. 446.
  24. ^ "Das Gold von Sam Cooper". Filmportal.de. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Ognuno per sé" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Ognuno per sé (1968)" (in Italian). Archvio del Cinema Italiano. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Die letzte Rechnung zahlst du selbst". Filmportal.de. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  28. ^ Curti 2013, p. 23.
  29. ^ Curti 2013, p. 31.
  30. ^ Curti 2013, p. 52.
  31. ^ Curti 2013, p. 51.
  32. ^ "Blutiger Freitag" (in German). Filmportal.de. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  33. ^ Curti 2013, p. 61.
  34. ^ Curti 2013, p. 77.
  35. ^ Curti 2013, p. 118.
  36. ^ Curti 2013, p. 137.
  37. ^ Curti 2013, p. 141.
  38. ^ a b Curti 2013, p. 181.
  39. ^ Curti 2013, p. 190.
  40. ^ Curti 2013, p. 191.
  41. ^ Curti 2013, p. 202.
  42. ^ Curti 2013, p. 237.
  43. ^ Curti 2013, p. 274.

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