Alberto Lattuada

Highest Rated: 100% Variety Lights (1965)
Lowest Rated: 96% Mafioso (1964)
Birthday: Nov 13, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Italian writer/director Alberto Lattuada is the son of famed composer Felice Lattuada, who scored several of Lattuada's films. After studying to be an architect at the Berchet School in Milan, Lattuada supplemented his income as a newspaper and magazine writer. He entered the Italian film industry in 1933 as a set decorator, graduating to "assistant in charge of color" in 1935. Five years later, he directed his first film. With Luigi Comencini, Lattuada founded Italy's first film archive, Cinetica Italiana, in 1941; that same year he published a popular coffee-table volume, The Photographic Atlas. Stepping up his directing activities in the postwar years, Lattuada specialized in stylish costume pictures, often adapted from famous novels. His ventures into neorealism--Bandit (1946), Anna (1951)--tended to be slicker and more professional-looking than the similar efforts of his contemporaries. He gave the career of Federico Fellini a boost in 1950, when he and Fellini co-directed the well-received Variety Lights (the film's budget was provided up by a corporation formed by Lattuada, Fellini and their actress wives). The best of Lattuada's subsequent films include The Overcoat (1953) and Fraulein Doktor (1967). He did a great deal of TV work in the 1970s and 1980s, notably the 1985 U.S.-Italian miniseries Christopher Columbus. From 1970 onward, Lattuada kept busy outside the movie industry as an opera director. Alberto Lattuada was once married to actress Carla Del Poggio.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Guendalina Director 2014
No Score Yet La lupa (She Wolf) Director 2013
No Score Yet Una spina nel cuore Director 2012
No Score Yet The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha Screenwriter 2006
No Score Yet Il toro Colombani 1994
No Score Yet Stay As You Are Director 1978
100% Variety Lights Theater Attendant Screenwriter Producer Director 1965
No Score Yet La Mandragola Screenwriter Director 1965
96% Mafioso Director 1964
No Score Yet Sweet Deceptions (i Dolci Inganni) Director 1960
No Score Yet Un Eroe Dei Nostri Tempi Il direttore 1955
No Score Yet Riviera (La Spiaggia) Director 1954
No Score Yet Il cappotto (The Overcoat) Screenwriter Director 1952
No Score Yet Anna Director 1951
No Score Yet Senza pietà (Without Pity) Director 1948


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