Wednesday, December 2, 2009

RIP Franco Villa

From the Nocturno website and Marco Giusti that Italian cinematographer and assistant director Franco Villa passed away on October 12, 2009. Villa was a photographer and cinematographer on over 20 Eurowesterns in the '60s and '70s. He did a lot of his work with Fernando di Leo and most of his westerns were second tier or 'B' films.


VILLA, Franco (aka Frank Town)
Born: 19??, Italy
Died: 10/12/2009, Italy

Franco Villa's westerns - cinematographer:
The Magnificent Three – 1961
My Name is Pecos – 1966 [as Frank Town]
Thompson 1880 – 1966 (co)
Pecos Cleans Up – 1967 [as Frank Town]
Stranger Say Your Prayers - 1967
And Now Make Your Peace with God – 1968
Bury Them Deep –1968
Shadow of Sartana… Shadow of Your Death – 1968 (co)
No Graves on Boot Hill – 1969
No Room to Die – 1969
A Man Called Apocalypse Joe – 1970 (co)
One Damned Day at Dawn… Django Meets Sartana – 1970
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead – 1970
The Ballad of Django – 1971
Black Killer – 1971
Gunman of 100 Crosses – 1971
Holy Water Joe – 1971
Pray to God and Dig Your Grave – 1971
The Price of Death – 1971
Savage Guns - 1971
On the Third Day Arrived the Crow – 1972 (co)
Eh? Who’s Afraid of Zorro! – 1975 (co)

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