Screenwriter Suso Cecchi D’Amico

23 August 2010

The Italian screenwriter who collaborated with De Sica, Antonioni, Monicelli, and (on all but two of his films) Visconti, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, died earlier this month at age 96.

I confess, though I’d seen the name up on the screen many times, I never realized Suso was a nickname for Susanna and that this major figure in Italian cinema was a woman.  Embarrassing on my part–definitely.

Here’s the link to her obituary in The New York Times (August 6, 2010):


and a review of  The Bicycle Thief (written by D’Amico, De Sica, and Cesare Zavattini):


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