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Bernardino Zapponi (1927–2000)

Bernardino Zapponi was born on September 4, 1927 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He was a writer, known for Roma (1972), Deep Red (1975) and Satyricon (1969). He died on February 11, 2000 in Rome. See full bio »


(age 72) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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 1999 Torniamo a casa (TV Movie) (story and screenplay)
 1994 Miracolo italiano (written by)
 1991 Paprika
 1990 Tolgo il disturbo (story - dialogue)
 1989 Running Away (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1989 Io Jane, tu Tarzan (TV Mini-Series) (as Walter Ego)
 1987 Teresa
 1987 Rimini Rimini
 1985 I Am an ESP
 1985 Lui è peggio di me (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 ...e la vita continua (TV Mini-Series)
 1983 State buoni... se potete (screenplay) / (story)
 1982 Dio li fa e poi li accoppia (screenplay) / (story)
 1981 Il marchese del Grillo (story)
 1981 Sweet Pea (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 The City of Women (story and screenplay)
 1979 Caro papà (writer)
 1979 Traffic Jam (screenplay)
 1977 Viva Italia! (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 Anima persa
 1976 Plot of Fear (as Bernardo Zapponi)
 1976 Casanova (screenplay)
 1976 The Career of a Chambermaid (screenplay) / (story)
 1975 Leonor
 1975 Deep Red (screenplay)
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini-Series)
 1973 Dirty Weekend
 1972 Il viaggio di Astolfo (TV Movie) (writer)
 1972 Roma (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Priest's Wife (screenplay) / (story)
 1970 The Clowns (TV Movie documentary)
 1969 Satyricon (adaptation and screenplay)
 1969 Vedo nudo (writer)
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Spirits of the Dead (adaptation - segment "Toby Dammit")
 1968 Capriccio all'italiana (segments "La Bambinaia", "Viaggio di lavoro", "Perchè?")
 1967 The Witches (segment "Senso civico")
 1951 È l'amor che mi rovina (screenplay) / (story)
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Alternate Names:

Walter Ego | Bernardo Zapponi

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Began his career as a film reviewer for the daily paper La Repubblica, and soon became a regular contributor to the magazine L'Espresso. By the late 1950's, he had founded his own magazine, Il Delatore (the Informer), published 3 novels and had begun writing programs for the RAI television network .


Often worked with Federico Fellini.

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