Italian director and screenwriter, Guido Zurli has died at the age of 80. In his career, spanning nearly 50 years, he worked in a variety of genres, from spaghetti westerns to peplum, from horror to porn (he worked on the film debut of Moana Pozzi, in "Valentina ragazza in calore" (1981), before leaveing the set). He also directed operas, documentaries and television programs.
Born January 9, 1929, at Foiano della Chiana, Zurli had became especially popular in the Islamic world, after directing "Le verdi bandiere di Allah", which he’d originally scripted for Sergio Leone, and also because he worked regularly in Turkey, where he shot the western "Cowboy Kid" and others. Recently there was talk of him as being the possible director of a film on the life of Licio Gelli.
Born: 1/9/1929, Foiano della Chiana, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
Died: 10/23/2009, Italy
Guido Zurli's westerns - director, screenwriter:
Thompson 1880 – 1966 [director]
A Man Called Amen – 1968 [director, screenwriter]
Zorro the Fox - 1968 [director, screenwriter]
Cowboy Kid – 1972 [director, screenwriter]
Son of Zorro - 1973 [screenwriter]