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  • Oscar-nominated director Mario Monicelli dies

    Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter Mario Monicelli, considered one of the fathers of the Italian comedy of the 1940s-1960s, died Monday after jumping from a fifth-story hospital window, the hospital said. He was 95.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Aug. 31, 2008, Italian director Mario Monicelli poses at the 65th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice. Oscar-nominated director Monicelli  died in Rome Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, after jumping from a fifth-story hospital window. He was 95. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)

    Monicelli's films captured Italy's flaws, sins

    Deftly mixing comedy with tragedy, director Mario Monicelli laid bare Italy's flaws and sins for a half-century on the screen.

  • Veteran Italian screenwriter Cecchi D'Amico dies

    Screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, who emerged from the male-dominated post-war Italian cinema to become a celebrated artist and contribute to such milestones as "Bicycle Thieves" and "The Leopard," died Saturday at age 96.

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