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Vincenzo Cerami obituary

24 July 2013 12:18 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Italian screenwriter, novelist and poet who formed a successful partnership with the film director Roberto Benigni

Although he was a respected novelist and poet, Vincenzo Cerami, who has died aged 72 after a long illness, was perhaps best known as a screenwriter, thanks to his long partnership with the director Roberto Benigni. The pair co-wrote six films and had their greatest success with La Vita è Bella (Life Is Beautiful, 1997), which starred Benigni as a Jewish internee in a concentration camp, desperately pretending to his young son that it is all a game. The film won three Oscars and had a further four nominations, including for best screenplay. "Knowing Vincenzo was a gift," said Benigni, "because he taught people's hearts to beat."

On their early films together, Cerami was not able to totally sublimate Benigni's excesses as an actor. Nevertheless, Il Piccolo Diavolo (The Little Devil, 1988), Johnny Stecchino (1991) and Il Mostro (The Monster, »

- John Francis Lane

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Italian Producer Cecchi Gori Sentenced to Six Years in Criminal Bankruptcy Case

1 February 2013 8:33 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rome – Italian producer Vittorio Cecchi Gori, whose productions include three Oscar winners, was sentenced to six years behind bars and ordered to pay €11.5 million ($15.6 million) in damages Friday in connection with the with the bankruptcy of his Safin Cinematografica, his production firm. Cecchi Gori, 70, the son of late Italian production legend Mario Cecchi Gori, has produced nearly 200 films on his own or together with his father. His credits include three Oscar winners: Gabriele SalvatoresMeditrraneo from 1991, Michael Radford’s Il Postino (The Postman) from 1994, and Roberto Benigni’s La Vita e’ Bella (Life

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