Nicola Badalucco

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Nicola Badalucco receiving the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in the Quirinal Palace (2005)

Nicola Badalucco (born May 13, 1929 in Milan , † June 17, 2015 in Rome ) was an Italian screenwriter .

Live and act

Badalucco grew up in Trapani . He studied law at the University of Palermo and worked as a lawyer for several years. In 1954 he moved to Rome and began writing for film magazines such as Cinema nuovo and Bianco e nero .

In 1966 Badalucco gave up journalism and turned to writing scripts. After a chance encounter with director and screenwriter Luchino Visconti , he got the opportunity to work with him and Enrico Medioli on the original screenplay for the film The Damned . After the film was released, they received an Oscar nomination for their performance . Badalucco and Visconti then wrote the screenplay for the successful Thomas Mann adaptation Death in Venice .

In the following years Badalucco wrote scripts for over 30 feature films. He worked with Italian directors such as Mauro Bolognini , Giuliano Montaldo and Damiano Damiani .

From 1982 to 1996 he was a lecturer in screenwriting at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.

Awards (selection)

Filmography (selection)

  • 1969: The Damned (La caduta degli dei)
  • 1971: Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia)
  • 1972: The Sicilian (Torino nera)
  • 1973: They called him Flatfoot (Piedone lo sbirro)
  • 1974: Two Fists of Heaven (Uomini duri)
  • 1975: The big thing (babysitter)
  • 1976: Settlement in San Francisco (Gli esecutori)
  • 1976: Agnes dies (L'Agnese va a morire)
  • 1977: I'm scared (Io ho paura)
  • 1978: The fatal circle (Circuito chiuso) (TV movie)
  • 1978: Goodbye and Amen (Goodbye e amen)
  • 1979: A man on his knees (Un uomo in ginocchio)
  • 1979: Changing years (Anni struggenti)
  • 1980: The Deadly Warning (L'avvertimento)
  • 1984: Alone Against the Mafia (La piovra) (TV series)
  • 1985: Me and the Duce (Mussolini and I) (TV movie)
  • 1987: Farewell Moscow (Mosca addio)
  • 1987: glasses with gold rim (Gli occhiali d'oro)
  • 1987: The Secret of the Sahara (Il segreto del Sahara)
  • 1991: The vultures are already waiting (L'avvoltoio può attendere)
  • 1991: Rossini! Rossini!
  • 1995: The Broken Silence (Non parlo più) (TV movie)
  • 1996: Menacing Shadows (La casa dove abitava Corinne) (TV movie)
  • 2009: Sisi (TV movie)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Morto Nicola Badalucco ( Memento from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Marzia G. Pacella Lea: Badalucco, Nicola In: Enciclopedia del Cinema , accessed January 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Vita of Nicola Badalucco ( memento from January 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on December 25, 2019.
  4. Badalucco Dott. Nicola, Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, accessed January 5, 2014.