Saturday, October 14, 2006

Gillo Pontecorvo In Memoriam

A disturbing excerpt from The Battle for Algiers (1966)

Italian film director Gillo Pontecorvo (November 19, 1919 — October 12, 2006) was best known for his La Battaglia di Algeri ("The Battle for Algiers", 1966), a quasi-documentary style film about the Algerian war 1954-62; the movie also including another memorable Ennio Morricone film score. The other well-known Pontecorvo film is Queimada! (a.k.a. Burn!, 1969) starring Marlon Brando, and listed by Danny Peary in one of his Cult Movies books.

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