Wednesday, June 3, 2015

RIP Alberto De Martino

Farewell to Alberto De Martino. His "Django Shoots First" and "Holocaust 2000"

June 3, 2015

The Roman director was 85 years-old. He was known under the pseudonym Martin Herbert, much loved by Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth

Along with Enzo G. Castellari, Romulus Guerreri, Ruggero Deodato and other masters of the so-called "B-movies" he had a second life thanks to the "blessing" by Quentin Tarantino with their films grew and formed his imaginary film. Alberto De Martino, stage name Martin Herbert, died in Rome yesterday at the age of 85 years. In his long career he had signed thirty films as a director, screenwriter and almost as many as a second unit director for Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dynamite).

He went through the different genres: the peplum, the crime and horror, active in particular in the twenty years 1960 and 1970 when the genre cinema was a real industry apart. Among his most famous titles the spaghetti western Django Shoots First, Rome as Chicago - Bandits in Rome with John Cassavetes and Gabriele Ferzetti Holocaust and 2000. Loved by Tarantino (among his favorites A special Magnum for Tony Saitta and $ 100,000 for Ringo) and Eli Roth has participated over the years in various panel discussions and meetings right on as genre films from the historical Venetian retrospective curated by the director of Pulp Fiction (pictured is the first from the left).

He began in the field of dubbing and had been lucky enough to find himself suddenly dubbing for the director for the sweet life Federico Fellini after the forfeit of the director chose asked to direct another film. On completion De Martino asked Fellini what he thought of the fact that they had proposed to direct Gladiator Invincible and Fellini said to him if you have any of ammunition will be seen even if you "Gladiator invincible". "So I dedicated myself to the cinema consumer, much in demand by the public, and I am not at all repentant" declared in an interview a few years ago.

De MARTINO, Alberto
Born: 6/12/1929, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Died: 6/2/2015, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Alberto’ De Martino’s westerns – director, assistant director, screenwriter:
The Terrible Sheriff – 1962 [director]
Charge of the 7th – 1964 [director, screenwriter]
$100,000 for Ringo – 1965 [director]
Django, Shoots First – 1966 [director, screenwriter]
Another Try, Eh Providence – 1967 [director]
Duck, You Sucker – 1971 [assistant director]

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