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Un paese : portrait of an Italian village

Cesare Zavattini (author), Paul Strand (photographer)

Un paese : portrait of an Italian village

Title
Un paese : portrait of an Italian village / text by Zavattini, Cesare ; photographs by Strand, Paul
Author
Cesare Zavattini
Photographer
Paul Strand
Language
English
Publisher
New York: Aperture, 1997
104 p. : ill.
Note
Vert. uit het Italiaans
ISBN
0-89381-700-7

About Cesare Zavattini

Cesare Zavattini (20 September 1902 – 13 October 1989) was an Italian screenwriter and one of the first theorists and proponents of the Neorealist movement in Italian cinema.

Biography

Born in Luzzara near Reggio Emilia in northern Italy, on 20 September 1902, Zavattini studied law at the University of Parma, but devoted himself to writing. In 1930 he relocated to Milan, and worked for the book and magazine publisher Angelo Rizzoli. After Rizzoli began producing films in 1934, Zavattini received his first screenplay and story credits in 1936. At the same time he was writing the plot for the comic strip Saturn against the Earth with Federico Pedrocchi (script) and Giovanni Scolari (art) for I tre porcellini (1936–1937) and Topolino (1937–1946).

In 1935, he met Vittorio De Sica, beginning a partnership that produced some twenty films, including such masterpieces of Itali…Read more on Wikipedia