Franco Fraticelli

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Franco Fraticelli
Born (1928-08-30)30 August 1928
Rome, Italy
Died 26 April 2012(2012-04-26) (aged 83)
Rome, Italy
Occupation film editor

Franco Fraticelli (30 August 1928 in Rome, Italy–26 April 2012 in Rome) was an Italian film editor with more than 150 film credits.[1] Fraticelli was consistently Dario Argento's editor of choice from The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1969) through Opera (1987).[2][3]

He also had a notable collaboration with director Lina Wertmüller, commencing with her third film Rita the Mosquito (1966). Fraticelli edited nine more of her films through A Joke of Destiny (1983). In particular, Fraticelli edited Seven Beauties (1976). For this film, which has been called her masterpiece,[4] Wertmüller became the first woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.

Fraticelli was nominated for the David di Donatello award for editing Boys on the Outside (1990). In 2006 his career was honored by a Kineo Award.

Selected filmography

See also


  1. Franco Fraticelli at the Internet Movie Database
  2. Masi, Stefano (2003). "Fraticelli, Franco". Enciclopedia del Cinema (in italiano).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "lutto 'Franco Fraticelli'". Kometarossa (in italiano). 30 April 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Maltin, Leonard (2014). "Seven Beauties". Leonard Maltin's 2015 Film Guide. Penguin. ISBN 9780698183612. Director-writer Wertmuller's masterpiece follows a small town Casanova through the horrors of WW2 battle and imprisonment in a concentration camp, where he learns to survive - at any cost. Giannini is superb in this harrowing, unforgettable film.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>