Monday, September 23, 2013

Luciano Vincenzoni, 1926-2013

I've mentioned befor that I scan the Wikipedia page of notable deaths on a daily basis to see if anybody worth writing a post about died. I noticed yesterday evening that Wikipedia was reporting the death of screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni at the age of 87.

Now, I have to admit that the name of Luciano Vincenoni was one I did not recognize. Helpfully, however, Wikipedia's notable deaths often include some very brief information about why a person was famous. In Vincenzoni's case, that included writing the screenplays to For a Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. That certainly deserves a mention.

Interestingly and somewhat sadly, the news doesn't seem to have reached any of the English-language news outlets. A Google news search reveals several Italian obituaries, but nothing in English. IMDb hasn't edited Vincenzoni's page to include his date of death, but I've found they're usually a bit slow on that, even with lesser-known Hollywood types. Meanwhile, a general English-langauge Google search reveals obituaries from a bunch of movie-bloggers.

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