Blasetti, Alessandro

DIRECTOR (ITALY)
BORN 3 Jul 1900, Roma - DIED 1 Feb 1987, Roma
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Vecchio Reparto, section 16)

Alessandro Blasetti was an Italian film director whose work influenced Italian neorealism. He studied law and worked as a journalist and a film critic. He directed his first movie "Sole" in 1929. In 1934 he made "Vecchia guardia" about Mussolini's fascist march on Rome. Mussolini liked this production and he became one of the most important film directors of fascist Italy. He made movies like "La corona di ferro" (1941) and "La cena delle beffe" (1941).

After the war he was able to continue his career. In Visconti's "Bellissima" (1951) he played himself. In 1967 he presided over the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. In 1969 he made his last movie, "Simon Bolivar".

Sources
Alessandro Blasetti - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Alessando Blasetti at the Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2010)

 

A friendly cat at the grave of Alessando Blasetti at the Cimitero Monumentale al Verano, Rome.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2010)

 


Blechen, Karl

Published: 4 Jan 2015
Last update: 4 Jan 2015