RIP Mario Monicelli


(Starblack) #1

Sad news - great Italian director Mario Monicelli – perhaps the master of the post-war commedia all’italiana school – has killed himself by jumping from a hospital window. He was being treated for terminal cancer.

Having reached the age of 95, I guess he figured he would check out his own way, and not let the cancer (or the treatment) take him.


(ENNIOO) #2

RIP, but have to admire the guy for checking out his own way.


(scherpschutter) #3

[quote=“Starblack, post:1, topic:2569”]Sad news - great Italian director Mario Monicelli – perhaps the master of the post-war commedia all’italiana school – has killed himself by jumping from a hospital window. He was being treated for terminal cancer.

Having reached the age of 95, I guess he figured he would check out his own way, and not let the cancer (or the treatment) take him.[/quote]

He was one of the favourite directors of Sergio Leone
His masterpiece, La Grande Guerra, was a major inspiration for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (just think of the trenches, La Grande Guerra is of course WWI)

I have to go to work now, but I’ll tell more about him and the movie later


(I love you M.E. Kay) #4

R.I.P.


(Andy) #5

I just read about this in the newspaper and I knew I recognized the name. RIP