De Benedetti, Aldo

   Playwright and screenwriter. Already an established playwright, De Benedetti began working as a screenwriter in 1923 when he scripted the first Italian-Indian coproduction, Savitri Satyavan (Savitri, 1923), directed by Giorgio Mannini. He subsequently worked on the screenplays of dozens of films, many adapted from his own stage comedies, although his contributions after 1938 were often uncredited due to the race laws that prohibited Jews from working in the industry. One outstanding achievement during this period was his collaboration with Piero Tellini and Cesare Zavattini on the screenplay of Alessandro Blasetti's Quattro passi fra le nuvole (A Stroll through the Clouds, 1942).
   At the end of the war he returned officially to the industry with the story and screenplay of the aptly titled La vita ricomincia (Life Begins Anew, 1945), directed by Mario Mattoli. After adapting Vittorio Bersezio's play for Mario Soldati's Le miserie del Signor Travet (His Young Wife, 1945), and collaborating with the very young Suso Cecchi D'Amico on Renato Castellani's Mio figlio professore (Professor, My Son, 1947), he went on to work on the extremely successful series of tear-jerking melodramas directed by Raffaele Matarazzo, which included Catene (Chains, 1949), Chi e senzapeccato (Whoever Is Without Sin, 1952) and L'angelo bianco (The White Angel, 1955).
   Although De Benedetti himself gradually retired from the cinema during the 1960s, some of his stage comedies and stories continued to be adapted for the screen by both Italian and European directors. In the course of his long writing career he also directed one film, Anita o il romanzo d'amore dell'eroe dei due mondi (Anita, 1927), a costume drama that featured the diva Rina De Liguoro as the companion and lover of Italian Risorgimento hero Giuseppe Garibaldi.
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • DE BENEDETTI, ALDO — (1892–1970), Italian playwright. De Benedetti s light, sentimental comedies betray the influence of the French theater and of the Hungarian writers László Fodor and István Fekete. He made his reputation with the plays he wrote in the 1930s,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • De Benedetti, Aldo — (1892 1970)    Playwright and screenwriter. Already an established playwright, De Benedetti began working as a screenwriter in 1923 when he scripted the first Italian Indian coproduction, Savitri Satyavan (Savitri, 1923), directed by Giorgio… …   Historical dictionary of Italian cinema

  • De Benedetti, Aldo — (Roma 1892 1970) commediografo …   Dizionario biografico elementare del Novecento letterario italiano

  • Aldo De Benedetti — Infobox actor imagesize = 150px name = Aldo De Benedetti birthdate = birth date|1892|8|13 birthplace = Rome, Italy deathdate = death date and age|1970|1|19|1892|8|13 deathplace = Rome, Italy othername = occupation = Screenwriter yearsactive =… …   Wikipedia

  • Aldo Zargani — (Turin, 1933) est un écrivain italien contemporain. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Œuvres 2.1 En français 2.2 En italien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Christian Benedetti — est un acteur et metteur en scène français né en 1958. Il est directeur du Théâtre Studio à Alfortville depuis 1997. Sommaire 1 Biographie 1.1 Formation 2 Filmographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Christian benedetti — est un acteur et metteur en scène français né en 1958. Sommaire 1 Biographie 1.1 Formation 2 Filmographie 2.1 Cinéma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prix Saint-Vincent du journalisme — Le président italien Giorgio Napolitano remet le prix Saint Vincent 2006 au journaliste Federico Rampini (28 septembre 2006) Le prix Saint Vincent du journalisme, connu aussi comme prix Saint Vincent, est un prix journalistique, remis par un jury …   Wikipédia en Français

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Brigate Rosse — Emblem der Roten Brigaden Die Roten Brigaden (italienisch Brigate Rosse, BR) waren eine Terrororganisation in Italien. Sie wurden 1970 in Mailand gegründet. Zu den Gründern gehörten Renato Curcio, dessen Ehefrau Margherita Cagol und Alberto… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.