Tuesday, August 6, 2013

RIP Antonio Secchi


Farewell to Toni Secchi, World War II resistance partisan and director of photography.
 
Italian cinematographer, director, screenwriter, Antonio Secchi died in the night between Saturday and Sunday June 6 and 7 at age 88 at his home in Zoanno Ponte di Legno, Brescia, Italy where he has lived since 1975, the year he decided to retire from the film industry , Antonio Secchi was also, in his youth and Italian soccer player.
 
During his film career he used various pseudonyms, including Toni Secchi, Tony Secchi, Tony Secchy and Tony Dry.
 
Secchi, after studying at Andrea Doria, High School participated as a partisan in the war of liberation during World War II in the division of Spero Tito Fiamme Verdi, fighting in the Battle of Mortirolo on April 19, 1944 and was wounded. After the war he joined FC's Tradate, where he was a goalkeeper, playing in the C series.
 
He began his career as a cinematographer in 1946 as a camera operator in newsreels, and graduated to a cinematographer in the film “Morte di un amico” (Death of a Friend) directed by Franco Rossi (1959). Later, he worked with such directors as Giuseppe de Santis, Renato Castellani, Florestan Vancini, Damiano Damiani, John Huston, Alessandro Blasetti, Pupi Avati.
 
Secchi worked on numerous productions, including “The Bible” by John Huston. He was the director of “Una padella calibro 38″ (Panhandle 38). He was a member of the A. I.C. (Italian Association of Cameramen
 
SECCHI, Toni (Antonio Secchi)
Born: 2/26/1924, Sampierdarena Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Died: 6/7/2013, Zoanno Ponte di Legno, Brescia, Italy
 
Antonio Secchi’s westerns – cinematographer, director, screenwriter:
Blood for a Silver Dollar – 1965 [cinematographer]
A Bullet for the General – 1966 [cinematographer
The Hills Runs Red - 1966 [cinematographer]
Death Sentence - 1967 [cinematographer]
Panhandle 38 – 1972 [director, screenwriter]

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