Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dino De Laurentiis dies, R. I. P.

AFP: Italian cinema legend De Laurentiis dies: "ROME — Dino De Laurentiis, producer of some of Italy's best-known films including works by Federico Fellini and Roberto Rossellini, has died in Los Angeles aged 91, Italian media reported on Thursday.

The Oscar-winner also produced several famous films in the United States, including 'Serpico' with Al Pacino in 1973, 'Three Days of the Condor' with Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway in 1975 and Ridley Scott's 'Hannibal' in 2001.

'Cinema has lost one of its greats,' said Walter Veltroni, an Italian lawmaker and former mayor of Rome who founded the Rome Film Festival.

'The name of Dino De Laurentiis is tied to the history of cinema,' he said."


Anonymous said...

He produced lots of great films but I'll always remember him for the cheese like King Kong, Mandingo and Orca. It wouldn't have been the 70s without him.

Dan Luft

Charles Gramlich said...

Kind of sorry to hear this. I did enjoy quite a few of his films.