Suso D'Amico may be unmatched in the history of cinema as a screenwriter. Admittedly, that job can be a messy, complex collaboration, especially when working with the the great directors: DeSica, Visconti, Zeffirelli, Antonioni and so many more... what is art, what is acting, what is directing, what is script, what is cinema... but her body of work is marvelous... some of my favorite films.
Pardon the subtitles, but unless you understand Italian... and this is how I first saw most of these films...mostly on television.
A scene from Rocco and His Brothers
A scene from The Bicycle Thief