DUNE (DINO DE LAURENTIS R.I.P.)
Πέθανε χτές ο γίγαντας της 7ης τέχνης Dino De Laurentis πλήρης ημερών.
Το πλέον αμφιλεγόμενο και πανάκριβο αριστούργημά του που αναμφισβήτητα είναι η μεσσιανική και προφητική υπερπαραγωγή DUNE , αντίγραφο της οποίας είναι δύσκολο εως αδύνατο να βρεθεί στα video clubs, παρατίθεται σε λίστα αναπαραγωγής εδω. ( χρησιμοποιώντας το κουμπί “αναπαραγωγή όλων/play all.)
Στον αναδιπλωμένο χωροχρόνο, ο νεαρός πολεμιστής Ατρείδης ενάντια στις δυνάμεις του σκότους έρχεται να ανατρέψει την “Νέα Συμπαντική Τάξη” , ο πλοηγός προ-αναγγέλει στον αυτοκράτορα τον επερχόμενο κίνδυνο, οι Ελεύθεροι “φρε-μεν” περιμένουν τον Απελευθερωτή κρυμμένοι βαθειά στην έρημο…… ενα κομμάτι του μύθου-θυμού που ζούμε ηδη σήμερα….
11/11/10 Dino De Laurentis died in Los Angeles at the age of 91 years.
Among the most famous film producer in the world, was born in Torre Annunziata on August 8, 1919. He grew up selling spaghetti produced by his father, entered the world of cinema through the “Centre of Cinematography” in Rome in the years 1937. After a brief debut as an actor, he decided to pursue a career as a producer that has yielded about 150 films and numerous worldwide hits. He played a leading role with regard to the postwar neorealist cinema, with films like Bitter Rice (1948) by Giuseppe De Santis, Naples Millionaire (1950) by Eduardo De Filippo, Where is freedom? (1954) by Roberto Rossellini, Poverty and Nobility (1954) by Mario Mattioli and The Great War (1959) by Mario Monicelli, with Alberto Sordi and Vittorio Gassman, Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. In 1948 gave birth to “Ponti-De Laurentiis” with Carlo Ponti, and produced hits like Toto in Color (1952) by Steno, Europa ’51 (1952) by Roberto Rossellini, Easy Years (1953) by Luigi Zampa, The Road (1954) and Nights of Cabiria (1957) by Federico Fellini (they both Academy Award for best foreign film, after those won by Vittorio De Sica with Shoeshine, 1947 and The Bicycle Thief, 1949). He also devoted himself to the construction of studios, where many films were shot as hollywodiani War and Peace (1956) of King Vidor, Barabbas (1961) by Richard Fleischer and the Bible (1966) by John Huston.
When according to a law of 1972 subsidies were reserved only for films with 100% of Italian production, De Laurentiis moved to the USA, where he founded the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group.
In America continued to produce cult hits, such as, to others, Serpico (1973) by Sidney Lumet, Three Days of the Condor (1975) by Sidney Pollack, Death Wish (1974) by Michael Winner, King Kong (1976) by John Guillermin, The Killer Whale (1977) by Michael Anderson, Conan the Barbarian (1982) by John Milius, Amityville II: The Possession (1982) by Damiano Damiani, Halloween III: The ladies of the night (1983) of Tommy Lee Wallace, The Dead Zone (1983) by David Cronenberg, The Bounty (1984) by Roger Donaldson, Dune (1984) by David Lynch, Cat’s Eye (1985) by Lewis Teague, Year of the Dragon (1985) by Michael Cimino, Silver Bullet full (1986) by Daniel Attias, Magnum Code (1986) by John Irving, Manhunter – Fragments of a Murder (1986) by Michael Mann, Blue Velvet (1986) by David Lynch, Dead at 33 RPM (1986) by Charles Martin Smith, The House 2 (1987) by Sam Raimi, Body of Evidence (1992) by Uli Edel.
Among the latest titles are mentioned Hannibal (2001) by Ridley Scott and Red Dragon (2002) by Brett Ratner.
He had six children: Veronica, Raffaella, Federico and Francesca da Silvana Mangano, with whom he had married in 1951 Carolyn and Dina had by his second wife Martha Schumacher with whom he had married in 1990.
On Oscar night in 2001 he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and in 2003, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice. E ‘was also a judge of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Award.