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Tullio Pinelli is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Script Italien born on 24 june 1908 at Turin (Italie)

Tullio Pinelli

Tullio Pinelli
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Nationality Italie
Birth 24 june 1908 at Turin (Italie)
Death 7 march 2009 (at 100 years) at Rome (Italie)

Tullio Pinelli, né le 4 juin 1908 à Turin et mort le 7 mars 2009 à Rome, est un scénariste italien notamment connu pour son travail avec Federico Fellini sur Les Vitelloni, La strada, La dolce vita et Huit et demi.


Tullio Pinelli est né à Turin dans le Piémont, descendant d'une longue lignée de patriotes italiens : son grand-oncle Ferdinando Augusto Pinelli a maté la révolte en Calabre qui a suivi l'unification de l'Italie.

Il commence sa carrière comme avocat, mais occupe ses loisirs au théâtre comme dramaturge.

Il rencontre Federico Fellini à un kiosque à journaux en 1946, alors qu'ils lisaient les pages opposées du même journal exposé. Pinelli raconte : « Un coup de foudre artistique. D'emblée, nous parlions le même langage… [...] nous avons commencé à imaginer ensemble une histoire qui fût l'exact opposé de ce qui était alors à la mode, celle d'un modeste employé, une personne humble, qui découvre qu'il peut voler et sort de chez lui, par la fenêtre, en battant des bras. Ce n'était assurément pas une histoire néoréaliste, et elle n'a d'ailleurs pas été tournée. ». Cette anecdote préfigure la scène d'ouverture de 8½ (1963), dans laquelle le personnage principal, un important réalisateur, rêve de s'échapper d'un embouteillage en volant hors de sa voiture.

Tullio Pinelli reçoit le prix David di Donatello du meilleur scénario en 1986 pour Pourvu que ce soit une fille avec Leonardo Benvenuti, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Piero De Bernardi et Mario Monicelli.

Il épouse l'actrice Madeleine Lebeau en 1988, qui avait joué entre autres dans Casablanca (1942) et 8½ (1963).

Centenaire, il meurt en 2009 à Rome.

Best films

La Dolce Vita (1960)
8½ (1963)
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
La Strada (1954)

Usually with

Pietro Germi
Pietro Germi
(10 films)
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(14 films)
Ennio Flaiano
Ennio Flaiano
(14 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tullio Pinelli (64 films)

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Fellini: I'm a Born Liar, 1h42
Directed by Damian Pettigrew
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Federico Fellini, Roberto Benigni, Terence Stamp, Donald Sutherland, Dante Ferretti, Tullio Pinelli
Roles Self - Scénariste
Rating69% 3.4904853.4904853.4904853.4904853.490485
A camera tracks crosswise alongside a wide, brightly appointed beach, in what appears to be the dead of winter. No bathers are in sight, only a rolling parade of empty cabanas, with a tranquil blue seascape in the distance beyond. The wistful, melancholy music of Nino Rota lends these vistas a dreamy familiarity. We then jump from color to luminous black & white, and a quick glimpse of Federico Fellini's 1963 masterpiece, 8½, in which the monumentally buxom harlot, La Saraghina, is preparing to perform her rumba on the beach for a flock of fugitive schoolboys. It's the very same beach we were just staring at, but magically denuded of 40 years of succeeding development, and made mythic through the eyes of a master. From this point of departure, Pettigrew juxtaposes archival footage and fresh interviews with Fellini's collaborators, interspersed with classic clips and the fruits of his own present-day visits to the haunting locales where I Vitelloni (1953), Nights of Cabiria (1957), La Dolce Vita (1960), Fellini Satyricon (1969) and other cinematic wonders first came to life. The goal is to fuse these ingredients thematically, to a degree that may better illuminate Fellini's conscience and philosophies.
Galileo (1968)
, 1h45
Directed by Liliana Cavani
Origin Italie
Genres Biography, Historical
Actors Cyril Cusack, Tullio Pinelli, Georgi Kaloyanchev, Georgi Cherkelov, Nevena Kokanova, Gigi Ballista
Rating65% 3.273273.273273.273273.273273.27327
In 1597 the scientist Galileo Galilei meets the philosopher Giordano Bruno, author of treatises that upset the Church for their extreme accuracy on the nature of the world. In fact the period is that of the oppressor and the Counter-Reformation and Bruno having worsened his relations with the Church, is unjustly tried and condemned to the stake. Meanwhile Galileo discovers the telescope, a gift from a friend, and perfects its potential. Thanks to it, therefore the scientist makes his first experiments on the stars and began to write his treatises. But the new Pope Urbano VIII and his beloved cardinal discover these theories, find them heretical and order the scientist to recant publicly and to allow his lyrics are declared heretics and burned at the stake.


The Voice of the Moon, 2h
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Sim, Angelo Orlando, Stefano Antonucci, Éric Averlant
Roles Co-Writer
Rating63% 3.1581953.1581953.1581953.1581953.158195
With a nod to the lunar-obsessed lyrics of Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi, the acerbic tale focuses on the capture of the moon by the Micheluzzi Brothers while Ivo, newly released from a mental hospital, tries to seduce Aldina Ferruzzi with whom he's infatuated. Although she wants nothing to do with him, Ivo equates her blond beauty with the moon, the origin of his madness and frustration. During the attempts to woo her, he meets various madcap characters including an oboist who sleeps in the local cemetery, a man whose hobby is meditating on rooftops, and Gonnella, the ex-prefect fired for his rising paranoia. Gonnella makes Ivo his lieutenant and together they investigate the "wild conspiracies" going on around them.
Mano rubata, 55minutes
Directed by Alberto Lattuada
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Milena Vukotic, Clément Harari, Christiane Jean, Christian de Tillière, Roger Miremont, Patrick Bonnel
Roles Writer

L'histoire se déroule à Paris. Günther Mayer, un jeune écrivain, auteur de récits de voyage, a été impressionné par une femme hautaine et très belle, qu'il a vue pour la première fois à travers la vitrine d’un magasin de fleurs. Puis, il la rencontre brièvement à plusieurs reprises ; en revanche, il en rêve plusieurs fois. Günther avoue qu'il veut connaître cette femme, afin de la déshabiller, mais le désir obsessif de la voir nue était plutôt un désir de déchirer ses vêtements, car il la considère inaccessible.
Ginger and Fred, 2h5
Directed by Federico Fellini
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Vieillesse, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln, Antoine Saint-John, Friedrich von Thun
Roles Ecrivain
Rating71% 3.5953353.5953353.5953353.5953353.595335
Amelia and Pippo were once together famous as dancers. Thirty years after they've retired they team up one more time for a TV show. Although this reunion is overshadowed by Pippo's lack of stamina their performance is well-received and revives their popularity for another day.
Let's Hope It's a Girl, 2h
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Feminist films, Vieillesse
Actors Liv Ullmann, Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret, Giuliana De Sio, Athina Cenci, Stefania Sandrelli
Roles Story
Rating66% 3.303993.303993.303993.303993.30399
Elena Leonardi abandoned her husband and left Rome. While she lives with her daughters and other relatives in the Tuscany region, her husband dies in a car accident. The grieving daughters blame their mother and decide to return to Rome. But, unforeseen twists and turns prevent that from happening. In the end the family reunites and continues to live together in the countryside.
My Friends Act III, 1h50
Directed by Nanni Loy
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Adolfo Celi, Renzo Montagnani, Bernard Blier, Valeria Sabel
Roles Story
Rating63% 3.1566653.1566653.1566653.1566653.156665
The four Tuscan friends now have over sixty years of age and are nearing retirement. Count Mascetti is always the most unfortunate because in addition to end up in a wheelchair has also lost his wife in an incident. So his friends not to make him suffer the lead in a nursing home, where, however Mascetti never ceases to make his jokes to patients and nurses, very fun with his "supercazzola". Soon, the architect Melandri and the bartender Necchi reach the hospice to keep him company and participate with him in the jokes and antics against the elderly hospice. In particular, the man targeted by three, also included the surgeon Sassaroli, an old man (Bernard Blier) who dreams of the youth, and so the four friends give him well-served setting up a scene similar to the wastelands of Hell. There is the old man and conducted with a subset of satanic ritual in which Sassaroli plays the priest and a prostitute is very young sacrificial victim, believes young again. In fact, the four friends pranksters and goliardic have painted the hair black man after he fell asleep. The next day the old man feels like reborn and starts to make a lot of exercises dangerous for a man of his age, dying of a heart attack in a short time.
My Friends Act II, 2h5
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret, Adolfo Celi, Renzo Montagnani, Milena Vukotic
Roles Story
Rating75% 3.7999653.7999653.7999653.7999653.799965
The four old friends meet on the grave of the fifth of them, Giorgio Perozzi, who died at the end of the first episode. Putting a conversation in front of the tomb of his friend, Lello Mascetti, Guido Necchi, Rambaldo Melandri and Alpheus Sassaroli reminiscent of the great and exciting filth and jokes that made George Perozzi, the friend died of a heart attack. So the movie comes back from the Eighties to 1968 in Florence when the wife of Perozzi was tired of his infidelities daily with eager baker's wife. While Perozzi liked to put the horns to his wife and grow in the miserable son of Count Mascetti studio, since he did not want his feet while he enjoyed in his escapades, Melandri falls in love with a beautiful lady with a rich dowry. The two marry and friends continue to combine their trouble, and then the poor Rambaldo finds himself also to stage a performance of the Passion of Jesus because of the extreme religiosity of the new wife. His friends mock and then find themselves facing the terrible flood that hit the city in that year, making the overflow Arno. Beds, furniture and people floating through the old streets of the old town and the wife of Perozzi he discovers his wife clinging to the basket. Returning to the present the four friends burst into laughter remember the details, but now they face the difficulties of the present. The minor child of Mascetti was impregnated by a crude and vulgar dishwasher and below is also haunted by debts to pay for the rental of the studio. He thinks to rely on a loan shark (Paolo Stoppa), but does nothing but accumulate its problems. Then the three friends involved in the rescue and Sassaroli, an expert surgeon, slimy man who pretends to have a problem with kidney stones. Thanks charade loan shark pay their money Sassaroli that lends them to the count Mascetti to pay the rent. Among the many adventures of Mascetti there is also that the sexual encounter with a Spanish dancer but was forced to leave quickly because he copulating with her in a luxurious room tree and does not know how to pay the bills. Also threatens to kill himself but in the end is too cowardly and reconsiders. One day Mascetti finds himself talking about his noble origins, known as Florence since the year 1200, but my friends mock him, and the Count is angry because he, as much rich in what was youth, now finds himself almost begging. To the fury Mascetti is also affected by a heart attack that forced him to stay for the rest of his life in a wheelchair, but friends always find a way to keep him happy and continue to have fun with him in their gypsy.
The Marquis of Grillo, 2h15
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy
Actors Alberto Sordi, Caroline Berg, Riccardo Billi, Jacques Herlin, Flavio Bucci, Cochi Ponzoni
Roles Story
Rating77% 3.853423.853423.853423.853423.85342
Rome, Year of our Lord 1809. The Pope Pius VII with his cardinals and ministers manages both temporal and spiritual power of the Papal States in Italy. The Marquis Onofrio del Grillo is one of his favorites, but even the worst of all the nobility. As a privileged and protected nobleman, Onofrio feels free to play his pranks on the poor people without any fear of the consequences. On one occasion, when he is arrested at a dinner with common criminals, he turns to the populace in a vulgar speech, claiming that his nobility allows him to do what he wants, and that they, being poor, are not worth anything. Memorable is the dispute between the poor Jew Aaron Piperno and the Marquis for the payment of a salary. Aaron is amazed when Onofrio refuses to pay with the argument that his creditor being a Jew is a murderer of Jesus. Aaron brings his case to court, but Onofrio wins the lawsuit by corrupting the judges and the cardinals. Piperno is condemned and mocked by the people, and Onofrio announces to the Pope that justice has just died in his States.
Lovers and Liars, 1h55
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Goldie Hawn, Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Aurore Clément, Andréa Ferréol, Renzo Montagnani
Roles Story
Rating49% 2.4659852.4659852.4659852.4659852.465985
Anita (Hawn) is an American actress who decides to vacation in Rome. There, she becomes involved in a romance with her friend's married lover Guido (Giannini).
Down the Ancient Stairs, 1h37
Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Françoise Fabian, Marthe Keller, Barbara Bouchet, Pierre Blaise, Maria Teresa Albani
Rating67% 3.3810353.3810353.3810353.3810353.381035
In Italy, in 1930, Professor Bonaccorsi, renowned psychiatrist, conducts research on madness in the asylum where he works as a doctor in Tuscany. It has three mistresses Bianca (his assistant), Carla (wife of a colleague) and Francesca (wife of the director of the asylum). A newcomer, Dr. Anna Bersani, is there for a probationary period; very fast, is opposed to the theories of Bonaccorsi.
My Friends
My Friends (1975)
, 2h20
Directed by Pietro Germi, Mario Monicelli, Carlo Vanzina
Origin Italie
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Ugo Tognazzi, Gastone Moschin, Philippe Noiret, Adolfo Celi, Duilio Del Prete, Bernard Blier
Roles Story
Rating80% 4.003934.003934.003934.003934.00393
Like in many other Monicelli movies, the main theme of Amici miei is friendship, seen from a rather bitter point of view. It tells the story of four middle-aged friends in Florence who organize together idle pranks (called zingarate, "gypsy shenanigans") in a continuous attempt to prolong childhood during their adult life.