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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Film acting debut in bit role in a movie directed by Mario Caserini
Worked as journalist and film critic at L'Impero; wrote column "Lo Schermo/Screen" which became Mondo della Schermo/Screen World and later Cinematografo
Co-founded (with Gofredo Alesandrini and Umberto Barbaro, among others) the film collective Augustus
Film directing debut, "Sole"; also co-wrote with Aldo Vergano
First sound feature, "Nerone/Nero"
Founded film school that would become the famed Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia
Helmed what is considered by some critics as his masterpiece, "1860"
Helmed first in a series of historical spectacles, "La Contessa di Parma/The Countess of Parma"
Directed and co-wrote "La corona di ferra/The Iron Crown", an expensive failure
Received praise for "Quattro passi fra le nuvole/Four Steps in the Clouds"
Enjoyed a box-office hit with the overblown spectacle "Fabiola"
Appeared as himself in Luchino Visconti's "Bellissima"
Helmed the episodic "Altri tempi/Time Gone By"
Directed "Europa di notte/European Nights", what has been termed as an early example of the "erotic documentary"