Ennio De Concini (1923 – 2008)

Ennio de Concini is dead

Ennio De Concini (19232008) was a prolific Italian screenwriter and film director, winning the Academy Award in 1962 for his screenplay for Divorce, Italian Style. He achieved cult notoriety with Europa di notte (1959) and Bava‘s Black Sunday (1960).

La Maschera del demonio / Black Sunday (1960) – Mario Bava [Amazon.com]

La Maschera del demonio/Black Sunday (1960) – Mario Bava [Amazon.com]
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Maschera del demonio, La/Black Sunday (1960) – Mario Bava [Amazon.com]
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Black Sunday (Italian title: La maschera del demonio) is a Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Bava, from a screenplay by Ennio de Concini and Mario Serandrei, based very loosely on Nikolai Gogol’s short story “Viy”. The film stars Barbara Steele. It was Bava’s directorial debut, although he had helped direct several previous feature films without credit.

Europa di Notte soundtrack by Jahsonic

Europa di Notte by JahsonicEuropa di Notte Japanese poster by Jahsonic

Europa di notte (Nuits D’Europe/Europe by Night) is a 1959 Italian film directed by Alessandro Blasetti, written by Ennio De Concini and Gualtiero Jacopetti. This documentary in the “sexy” “mondo” genre is a potpourri of contemporary nightclub and striptease acts recorded all over Europe, including the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris. Stripteaseuses Dolly Bell, Lily Niagara and Carmen Sevilla are credited. The soundtrack of the film featured “Dans mon île[1] by French singer Henri Salvador, an early influence on the emerging bossa nova style. Scenes of the film are also featured in Do You Remember Dolly Bell?, the first feature film directed by Emir Kusturica.

Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys appeared in the Italian film Europa di notte (Europe By Night / Nuits D’Europe ) with Giddy Up a Ding Dong[2]

2 thoughts on “Ennio De Concini (1923 – 2008)

  1. brian gregg

    The film Europa de notti with Colin Hicks and the cabin boys featured the original cabin boys and not the band that is listed the line up of the band in the film is tony Eagleton (lead guitar)Brian gregg (bass) Jimmie Nichol (drums) Ronnie Mills (piano) the band with david tick,boots slade etc played with the cabin boys at a later date and were definatley not in the film,I know this because i was in the film playing bass with Colin and The Cabin boys,Our bit was filmed at The Davis Theatre Croyden in front of an invited audiance,best wishes Brian Gregg

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