Tinto Brass

Tinto Brass

Italian film director
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Tinto Brass

Giovanni "Tinto" Brass (born 26 March 1933) is an Italian filmmaker. In the 1960s and 1970s, he directed many critically acclaimed avant-garde films of various genres. Today, he is mainly known for his later work in the erotic genre, with films such as Caligula, Così fan tutte (released under the English title All Ladies Do It), Paprika, Monella (Frivolous Lola) and Trasgredire.

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Full name at birth
Giovanni Tinto Brass
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Claim to fame
La Vacanza (1971) Caligula (1975) The Key(1983)
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Date of birth
26 March 1933
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Place of birth
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
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Film Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Editor, Producer
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  • Never seen without his ubiquitous cigar.
  • Grandson of famous artist, Italico Brass.
  • Often used mirrors and reflections in his films.
  • Often cast women with large buttocks.
  • Mambo italiano" song in many of his pictures.
  • He often used a TV-like multicam method of shooting, with at least 3 cameras running at once, each focusing on something else.
  • A vehement opponent of censorship in all its many forms.
  • Russian and Austro-Hungarian background.
  • He was fired as director of 'Caligula' (1975) by the film's producer (and Penthouse magazine publisher) Bob Guccione.
  • Brass is politically affiliated with Italian Radicals.
  • Suffered an intracranial hemorrhage on Sunday, 18 April 2010.
  • 1971 winner > Best Italian Film > Venice Film Festival > La vacanza (1971)
  • 1964 winner > Plate > Golden Goblets, Italy > Chi lavora è perduto (In capo al mondo) (1963)
  • 2012 winner > Award of Excellence > Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival > Dropout (1970) La vacanza (1971)
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  • [1955 - 1957] - University of Ferrara
  • [1951 - 1955] - University of Padua (Faculty of Law)
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