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Massimo Franciosa

Highest Rated: 98% The Leopard (1963)

Lowest Rated: 80% Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli (The Four Days of Naples) (1962)

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Italian novelist, screenwriter, and director Massimo Franciosa was well-known for collaborating with Pasquale Festa Campanile and famed comedy director Dino Risi during the 1950s. Franciosa's most popular works from this era were Poor but Beautiful (1956) and its sequel, Beautiful but Poor (1957), as well as Venice, the Moon and You (1958). He was also responsible for penning several classic screenplays for Luchino Visconti, including Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli (Rocco and His Brothers) (1960) and Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) (1963). In 1963, he won an Oscar nomination for the screenplay for Nanni Loy's Four Days of Naples. All told, Franciosa wrote or co-wrote close to 70 screenplays. He made his bow as a director in the comedy Extracongiugale (1965). Prior to that, he gained helming experience co-directing features with Festa Campanile, beginning with Un Tenativo Sentimentale (1963). Franciosa directed his last film in 1968. He continued writing screenplays through the '70s, but by the mid-'80s had changed his focus to penning novels and writing for television.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Oh! Sabella (La Nonna Sabella) Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet The Venetian Woman (La venexiana) Screenwriter 1986
No Score Yet The Voyage Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet El Greco Screenwriter 1966
98% The Leopard Screenwriter 1963
No Score Yet The Conjugal Bed (L'Ape Regina) Screenwriter 1963
80% Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli (The Four Days of Naples) Screenwriter 1962
89% Rocco and His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet The Assassin (L'assassino) Screenwriter 1961
No Score Yet Venezia, la luna e tu (Venice, the Moon and You) Screenwriter 1959


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