Maccari, Ruggeri

(1919-1989)
   Screenwriter. After working as a journalist and editing a number of satirical magazines, Maccari began writing for films in 1948 when he collaborated on the screenplay of Giorgio Simonelli's Undici uomini e un pallone (Eleven Men and a Ball, 1948). In the early 1950s he cowrote and codirected four films with Mario Amendola but with rather disappointing results. He subsequently concentrated on screenwriting and contributed to many of the key films of directors such as Antonio Pietrangeli, Mario Monicelli, Luigi Zampa, Alberto Lattuada, Luigi Comencini, and Dino Risi. He formed an especially close partnership with Ettore Scola, with whom he cowrote over a dozen films and shared the Nastro d'argento award for the screenplays of Io la conoscevo bene (I Knew Her Well, 1965), Una giornata particolare (A Special Day, 1977), Passione d'amore (Passion of Love, 1981), and La Famiglia (The Family, 1987). After having also worked extensively with Dino Risi on close to 15 films, in 1975 Maccari received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of Risi's Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman, 1975).
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

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