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Also Known As: Died: February 2, 1987
Born: July 3, 1900 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: director, critic, screenwriter, actor

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Leading Italian director of the 1930s, 40s and 50s whose credits extend into the late 60s. Much of Blasetti's best and most typical work was in comedy, and his whimsical "Four Steps in the Clouds" (1942) was considered a precursor of the Neo-realist movement.

Leading Italian director of the 1930s, 40s and 50s whose credits extend into the late 60s. Much of Blasetti's best and most typical work was in comedy, and his whimsical "Four Steps in the Clouds" (1942) was considered a precursor of the Neo-realist movement.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  A Very Handy Man (1966) Director
2.
  European Nights (1963) Director
3.
  Three Fables of Love (1963) Dir of "The Tortoise and the Hare"
4.
  I Love, You Love (1962) Director
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6.
  Too Bad She's Bad (1954) Director
7.
  Altri Tempi (1952) Director
8.
  Fabiola (1948) Director
9.
  The Iron Crown (1941) Director
10.
  Contessa di Parma, La (1937) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Bellissima (1951) Himself
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Milestones close milestones

1919:
Film acting debut in bit role in a movie directed by Mario Caserini
1925:
Worked as journalist and film critic at <i>L'Impero</i>; wrote column "Lo Schermo/Screen" which became <i>Mondo della Schermo/Screen World</i> and later <i>Cinematografo</i>
1928:
Co-founded (with Gofredo Alesandrini and Umberto Barbaro, among others) the film collective Augustus
1929:
Film directing debut, "Sole"; also co-wrote with Aldo Vergano
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Made second film "Ressuectio/Resurrection"; not released until 1931
1930:
First sound feature, "Nerone/Nero"
1932:
Founded film school that would become the famed Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
1933:
Helmed what is considered by some critics as his masterpiece, "1860"
1937:
Helmed first in a series of historical spectacles, "La Contessa di Parma/The Countess of Parma"
1941:
Directed and co-wrote "La corona di ferra/The Iron Crown", an expensive failure
1942:
Received praise for "Quattro passi fra le nuvole/Four Steps in the Clouds"
1948:
Enjoyed a box-office hit with the overblown spectacle "Fabiola"
1951:
Appeared as himself in Luchino Visconti's "Bellissima"
1952:
Helmed the episodic "Altri tempi/Time Gone By"
1959:
Directed "Europa di notte/European Nights", what has been termed as an early example of the "erotic documentary"
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father:
Giulio Cesare Blasetti.
mother:
Augusta Lulani Blasetti.

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