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Blogdanovich is the blog of director, producer, writer, actor, film critic, and author Peter Bogdanovich. He has directed over 25 feature films including international award winners The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, Daisy Miller, Saint Jack, Mask; cult favorites Targets, Texasville, Noises Off, They All Laughed, and A The Thing Called Love, among stars he’s introduced: Cybill Shepherd, Tatum O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Ritter, Sandra Bullock; has directed stars Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Michael Caine, Cher; best-sellers Who the Devil Made It: Who the Hell's In It, The Killing of the Unicorn; standard texts John Ford, This is Orson Welles; and was a recurring guest-star on the popular HBO series The Sopranos.

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Luciano Vincenzoni (1926-2013)

  • By Peter Bogdanovich
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  • October 9, 2013 5:46 PM
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What's the big difference between Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars and the sequel, For A Few Dollars More? The sequel is infinitely better because it has a lot of humor, missing in the first film, which was a flat-out rip-off of Akira Kurosawa's Eastern western, Jojimbo. And what makes Leone's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly the best of the three? It's even funnier, wittier. Now who was responsible for this much-needed comic vision? A brilliant Italian screenwriter named Luciano Vincenzoni, who also contributed to a number of Italian classics (like Seduced and Abandoned and The Birds, The Bees, and the Italians) directed by the great director-actor Pietro Germi.

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