The screenwriter Tonino Guerra has died. He worked with Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and Francesco Rosi, Theo Angelopoulos and Andrei Tarkovsky and many others.
Here is a small sample list of his work: (see the full IMDB page)
Marriage Italian Style
Christ Stopped at Eboli
Night of The Shooting Stars
Ginger and Fred
During the last century, especially in the hands of a Tonino Guerra, screenwriting rivaled the novel in importance. That was before the dark times... before The Empire.