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Giovanni Pastrone

Giovanni Pastrone
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Born (1883-09-13)13 September 1883

Died 27 June 1959(1959-06-27) (aged 75)

Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Other names Piero Fosco
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, actor, technician
Notable work
Cabiria

Giovanni Pastrone, also known by his artistic name Piero Fosco (13 September 1883 – 27 June 1959), was an Italian film pioneer, director, screenwriter, actor and technician.[1]

Pastrone was born in Montechiaro d'Asti. He worked during the era of the silent film and influenced many important directors in the international cinema with Cabiria, such as David Wark Griffith, in his Birth of a Nation (1915) andIntolerance(1916).[2][3]

Martin Scorsese believes that Pastrone's work in Cabiria can be considered as the invention of the epic movie and he deserves credit for many of the innovations often attributed to D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille.[4] Among those was the extensive use of a moving camera, thus freeing the feature-length narrative film from "static gaze".[5][6]

He died in Turin on 27 June 1959.[7]

Complete filmography [ edit ]

Directing [ edit ]

Acting [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Richard Abel. Encyclopedia of Early Cinema. Taylor & Francis, 2005, p. 501. ISBN 9780415234405.
  2. ^ Melvyn Stokes. D.W. Griffith's the Birth of a Nation: A History of the Most Controversial Motion Picture of All Time. Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 122. ISBN 9780198044369.
  3. ^ "D. W. Griffith's Intolerance". Inside/Out, moma.org. 24 November 2009. Archived from the original on 17 May 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ Ebert, Roger (2 July 2006). "Cabiria (1914)". rogerebert.com.
  5. ^ Patrick Keating. Cinematography. Rutgers University Press, 2014, p. 301. ISBN 9780813563510.
  6. ^ Liz-Anne Bawden. The Oxford Companion to Film. Oxford University Press, 1976, p. 106. ISBN 9780192115416.
  7. ^ "Giovanni Pastrone - Biography". web.archive.org. 17 May 2020.

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