Franco Solinas

Franco Solinas (19 January 1927 - 14 September 1982) was an Italian writer and screenwriter.[1] He is best known for the screenplay of The Battle of Algiers, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. He also wrote the 1969 historical drama ¡Queimada!, starring Marlon Brando. Both films were directed by Gillo Pontecorvo.

Franco Solinas
Born19 January 1927
Died14 September 1982(1982-09-14) (aged 55)
Fiumicino, Italy
Years active1951-1982

Solinas is also credited with writing several notable Zapata westerns, including Tepepa, The Mercenary, A Bullet for the General, and The Big Gundown.[2]


  1. ^ Reggiani, Stefano (1982-09-15). "E' morto Franco Solinas portò al cinema la storia". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  2. ^ Fisher, Austin (2014). Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western. Bloomsbury. p. 41-42. ISBN 9781780767116.

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