Franco Ferrini

With over 50 screenplays and scripts to his name, Franco Ferrini was a key member of the influential Italian giallo movement; giallo, which comes from the Italian word for "yellow," was named after the cheap paperback ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1944

Filmography

Writer (38)

Poveri ma ricchi 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Mostri oggi 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Amore che vieni, amore che vai 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Do You Like Hitchcock? 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Occhi Di Cristallo 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Card Player 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sleepless 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Stendhal Syndrome 1999 (Movie)

(From Story)

Altri Uomini 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fratelli Coltelli 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Squillo 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love Affairs and Paperwork 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Trauma 1992 (Movie)

from original story (From Story)

Two Evil Eyes 1991 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation("The Black Cat") (Screenplay)

Etoile 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

High-Frequency 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Church 1989 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Church 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ti Presento un'Amica 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Demoni 2 - L'Incubo Ritorna 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dial Help 1987 (Movie)

(From Story)

Opera 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Caramelle da un Sconosciuto 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Aurora 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Creepers 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Una Spina nel Cuore 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sotto il Vestito Niente 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Acqua E Sapone 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bingo Bongo 1982 (Movie)

(From Story)

Bingo Bongo 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Invitation au Voyage 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Io, Chiara e lo Scuro 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Son Contento 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Testa O Croce 1981 (Movie)

(From Story)

Testa O Croce 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Red Rings of Fear 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Caramelle da un Sconosciuto 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

With over 50 screenplays and scripts to his name, Franco Ferrini was a key member of the influential Italian giallo movement; giallo, which comes from the Italian word for "yellow," was named after the cheap paperback thrillers from which the genre emerged. Frequently collaborating with renowned Italian horror director Dario Argento, one of the fathers of giallo cinema, Ferrini played a large part in shaping the movement with his layered, original, and often chilling stories. His first credit as a writer came in 1978 on the self-explanatory "Virgin Killer". From there his career took off; he rarely penned less than two scripts a year throughout the 1980s and '90s. His first collaboration with Dario Argento was 1985's "Phenomena", about a young girl who uses her ability to talk to insects to solve a rash of murders. This thoroughly unique plot exemplifies the style of Ferrini, who went on to work with Argento on several more films of equally bizarre and brilliantly original plots, among them "Demons" (1985), "Opera" (1987), and "The Stendhal Syndrome" (1996). Not solely a writer of giallos, Ferrini worked on plenty of successful films in other genres, most notably Sergio Leone's epic crime-drama "Once Upon a Time in America", starring Robert De Niro. The new millennium saw Ferrini join forces with Argento again on 2004's "The Card Player".

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