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Scriptwriter Pinelli Dies

Scriptwriter Pinelli Dies

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Tullio Pinelli has died at the age of 100.

The Italian stage and film scribe passed away on 7 March in Rome.

Beginning his career in the 1940s, Pinelli was best known for his collaborations with director Federico Fellini.

Together, they earned recognition for movies like 1953's I Vitelloni, 1954's La Strada, 1960's La Dolce vita and 1963's 8 1/2 - all of which were nominated for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Academy Awards.

Pinelli was also noted for his work on Pietro Germi's 1951 crime film Four Ways Out, starring Gina Lollobrigida, and Fellini's La voce della luna in 1990.

The star is also widely acknowledged for his contributions to Italian cinema's golden age with Monicelli comedies like 1975's Amici miel and 1981's Il Marchese del Grillo.

He is survived by four children, including his director son, Carlo Alberto Pinelli.