Italian screenwriter Tonino Guerra dies at 92


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Tonino Guerra, an Italian screenwriter who worked closely with Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and other noted film directors, died Wednesday at his home in northern Italy, according to European news reports. He was 92.

Guerra shared nominations for three Academy Awards for screenwriting: “Casanova ’70,” “Blow-Up” and “Amarcord.”


Besides “Blow-Up,” Guerra’s collaborations with Antonioni included “L’avventura,” “La Notte,” “L’eclisse,” “Red Desert” and “Zabriskie Point.”

“Amarcord,” which he co-wrote with Fellini, was named best foreign-language film in 1974.

Guerra’s last film credit was for 2009’s “Everybody’s Fine,” which starred Robert De Niro.

He was born March 16, 1920, in Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna, Italy, and wrote poems, short stories and novels besides screenplays.

In 2011, the Writers Guild of America, West, honored him with its Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement.

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— Claire Noland