Suso Cecchi D'amico


Screenwriter

About

Also Known As
Giovanna Cecchi, Suso D'Amico
Birth Place
Roma, IT
Born
July 21, 1914
Died
July 31, 2010

Biography

Leading scenarist who has worked with nearly every major post-war Italian director; usually writes in collaboration....

Family & Companions

Fedele D'Amico
Husband
Musicologist.

Biography

Leading scenarist who has worked with nearly every major post-war Italian director; usually writes in collaboration.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Marcello: A Sweet Life (2006)

Writer (Feature Film)

Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Based On "I Soliti Ignoti"
Il Cielo Cade (2000)
Screenplay
My Voyage to Italy (1999)
Screenplay
Bruno Aspetta in Macchina (1996)
From Story
Facciamo Paradiso (1995)
Screenplay
Cari Fottutissimi Amici (1994)
Screenplay
Rossini, Rossini (1991)
Screenplay
Il Male Oscuro (1990)
Screenwriter
I Picari (1989)
Screenwriter
Stradivari (1989)
Screenwriter
I Soliti Ignoti... Vent'Anni Dopo (1988)
Screenwriter
Ti Presento un'Amica (1988)
Screenplay
The Late Mattia Pascal (1988)
Screenwriter
Pourvu que ce soit une fille (1987)
Screenwriter
Dark Eyes (1987)
Screenplay
La Storia (1986)
Screenwriter
Cuore (1984)
Screenplay
Bertoldo, Bertoldino e Cacasenno (1984)
Screenplay
Uno Scandalo Perbene (1984)
Screenwriter
Les Mots pour le dire (1983)
Screenwriter
L'Innocente (1976)
Screenwriter
Caro Michele (1976)
Screenwriter
Amore Amaro (1974)
Screenwriter
Conversation Piece (1974)
Screenwriter
Lady Liberty (1972)
Screenwriter
Ludwig (1972)
Screenwriter
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Screenwriter
Lady Liberty (1972)
Screenplay
The Queens (1968)
Screenplay for "Queen Armenia"
Senso (1968)
Screenwriter
The Stranger (1967)
Screenwriter
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Screenwriter
Salvatore Giuliano (1966)
Screenwriter
Shoot Loud, Louder ... I Don't Understand (1966)
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Sandra (1966)
Screenwriter
Time of Indifference (1965)
Screenwriter
Casanova '70 (1965)
Screenwriter
Camille Without Camellias (1965)
Screenplay
The Leopard (1963)
Screenwriter
The Wastrel (1963)
Screenwriter
The Passionate Thief (1963)
Screenwriter
The Passionate Thief (1963)
Adaptation
Three Fables of Love (1963)
Screenplay for "The Tortoise and the Hare"
Le amiche (1962)
Screenwriter
The Best of Enemies (1962)
Adaptation
Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Screenplay for "The Job"
... And the Wild, Wild Women (1961)
Dial
Violent Summer (1961)
Screenwriter
White Nights (1961)
Screenwriter
Rocco and His Brothers (1961)
Story
Rocco and His Brothers (1961)
Screenwriter
Violent Summer (1960)
Screenwriter
I magliari (1959)
Screenplay
I magliari (1959)
Story By
Big Deal On Madonna Street (1958)
Screenwriter
Proibito (1955)
Screenplay
Too Bad She's Bad (1955)
Screenplay
The Vanquished (1953)
From Story
Siamo Donne (1953)
Screenwriter
The Vanquished (1953)
Screenwriter
Altri Tempi (1952)
Screenplay ("The Baby"/"Il Pupo")
Miracle in Milan (1951)
Screenplay
Bellissima (1951)
Screenplay
The Walls of Malapaga (1949)
Screenplay
The Walls of Malapaga (1949)
From Story
Fabiola (1948)
Screenplay
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Screenplay

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Crackers (1984)
Other

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

Jesus of Nazareth (Do Not Use) (1977)
Screenplay

Life Events

1946

Worked in first film as co-screenwriter, "Mio figlio professore"

1948

Landed a high-profile job, co-writing the script for Vittorio De Sica's "Bicycle Thieves"

1951

Made first collaboration with filmmaker Luchino Visconti, "Belissima"

1953

Wrote the screenplay for Visconti's "Of Life and Love"

1954

Co-wrote "Senso" with Visconti

1960

Collaborated once again with Visconti in "Rocco and His Brothers"

1963

Co-wrote the adapted screenplay of "The Leopard," starring Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon

1965

Co-wrote "Casanova 70"; nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

1967

Co-wrote the screenplay of William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" with Franco Zeffirelli and Paul Dehn; film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

1967

Co-wrote feature film adaptation of Albert Camus' "Lo straniero" ("The Stranger"), directed by Visconti

1994

Received the Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival

1999

Co-wrote the Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, "My Voyage to Italy"

Videos

Movie Clip

Bicycle Thieves (1948) -- This Isn't A Pizzeria Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) decides he and Bruno (Enzo Staiola) deserve a break, expressing confidence he'll get his bike and his job back, in Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, 1948.
Bicycle Thieves (1948) -- Open, Ricci Opening sequence and news of a job for Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani), from Vittorio De Sica's neo-realist landmark, cast entirely with non-professional actors, Bicycle Thieves, 1948, from a novel by Luigi Bartolini.
Bicycle Thieves (1948) -- Three Doubles Three Singles Maria (Lianella Carell) figures out how to get the bicycle out of hock, rescuing Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) from his misery, in Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, 1948.
Bicycle Thieves (1948) - You Look Like A Cop! Young Bruno (Enzo Staiola), Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) and Maria (Lianella Carell) prepare for the first day on the new job, in Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, 1948.
Bicycle Thieves (1948) -- A Boy Is Drowning! Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) takes out his frustration on Bruno (Enzo Staiola) as they chase the old man who knows the thief, in Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, 1948.
Taming Of The Shrew, The (1967) - A Husband For The Elder Bianca (Natasha Pyne) pursued home by Lucentio (Michael York), her father (Michael Hordern) fending off suitors and the first appearance of her sister Katherina (Elizabeth Taylor), in Franco Zeffirelli's first film, set in Shakespeare's mythical Padua, The Taming Of The Shrew, 1967.
Taming Of The Shrew, The (1967) - No Man But Me Katherina (Elizabeth Taylor) rolls in the wool, thinking she's escaped Petruchio (Richard Burton), who then begins their lengthy fight, in Franco Zeffirelli's rowdy The Taming Of The Shrew, 1967, from the Shakespeare play.
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) - Teeth Like A Wolf Weeks into their impoverished residence in Milan, southern Italian Rocco (Alain Delon) watches as his brother Simone (Renato Salvatori) gets some attention from a boxing promoter (Paolo Stoppa), about whom they perhaps should be suspicious, in Luchino Visconti's Rocco And His Brothers, 1960.
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) - There's Work For Everybody! Arriving in Milan from Lucania in the south, widow Signora Parondi (Katina Paxinou) leads her brood (Spiros Focas, Max Cartier, Renato Salvatori, young Rocco Vidolazzi, and Alain Delon as "Rocco"), who see snow for the first time, in Luchino Visconti's Rocco And His Brothers, 1960.
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) - If A Real Man Wants A Woman On the snow day in Milan, eldest brother Vincenzo (Spiros Focas) grabs the chance to visit with almost-ex girlfriend Ginetta (Claudia Cardinale), their families since his poor relations arrived from the south, in Luchino Visconti's Rocco And His Brothers, 1960.
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) - It's Like Daylight Director Luchino Visconti's family Parondi arrives from "Lucania" in the south, at Milan, Katina Paxinou the widowed mother, Renato Salvatori as Simone, Alain Delon as Rocco, Max Cartier as Ciro, Rocco Vidolazzi as young Luca, camera by Giuseppe Rotunno, opening Rocco And His Brothers, 1960.
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) - Northern Skin Simone, Rocco, Ciro and Luca (Renato Salvatori, Alain Delon, Max Cartier, Rocco Vidolazzi) haven't realized that Nadia (Annie Girardot), given shelter by Vincenzo (Spiros Focas) is likely a working girl, their mom (Katina Paxinou) more savvy, in Luchino Visconti's Rocco And His Brothers, 1960.

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Family

Emilio Cecchi
Father
Novelist.
Silvia D'Amico Bendico
Daughter
Producer.

Companions

Fedele D'Amico
Husband
Musicologist.

Bibliography