Submitted Successfully!
To reward your contribution, here is a gift for you: A free trial for our video production service.
Thank you for your contribution! You can also upload a video entry or images related to this topic.
Version Summary Created by Modification Content Size Created at Operation
1 handwiki -- 481 2022-11-14 01:16:23 |
2 format correct Meta information modification 531 2022-11-15 04:47:53 | |
3 format correct Meta information modification 531 2022-11-15 05:00:10 |

Video Upload Options

Do you have a full video?


Are you sure to Delete?
If you have any further questions, please contact Encyclopedia Editorial Office.
HandWiki. Luigi Magni. Encyclopedia. Available online: (accessed on 17 June 2024).
HandWiki. Luigi Magni. Encyclopedia. Available at: Accessed June 17, 2024.
HandWiki. "Luigi Magni" Encyclopedia, (accessed June 17, 2024).
HandWiki. (2022, November 14). Luigi Magni. In Encyclopedia.
HandWiki. "Luigi Magni." Encyclopedia. Web. 14 November, 2022.
Luigi Magni
film magni screenwriter

1. Introduction

Luigi Magni (21 March 1928 – 27 October 2013) was an Italian screenwriter and film director.

2. Life and Career

Born in Rome, Magni started his career as a screenwriter, in 1956, with Tempo di villeggiatura.[1] In 1968 he collaborated with Mario Monicelli to a real "event" of the Italian cinema as the transformation of Monica Vitti in a comedic actress with The Girl with the Pistol, and the critical and commercial success of the film pushed him into directing.[1] After the directorial debut with Faustina (which was also the debut film of Vonetta McGee), in 1969 Magni achieved an extraordinary success with Nell'anno del Signore, which was the highest-grossing Italian film of the year, so as to require for the first time in Italy nighttime screenings to meet the demands of the audience.[1][2] The film marked the encounter with Nino Manfredi, with whom Magni had a long-standing association on the set (including the screenplay of Manfredi's award-winning film Per Grazia Ricevuta) and a close friendship off the set. The film also defined Magni's style, namely a commedia all'italiana mainly centred on Rome and its history, particularly the epoch between the Papal States and the Risorgimento.[2]

In 1977 Magni achieved critical recognition with In nome del Papa Re, which also gave him his first David di Donatello Award.[1][3] He received a second David di Donatello in 1995, for the screenplay of Nemici d'infanzia, and a special David di Donatello Lifetime Career Award in 2008.[1][3]

In 1991 he was a member of the jury at the 17th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] After the 2003 TV movie La notte di Pasquino, a sort of sequel of Nell'anno del Signore still with Nino Manfredi as the main actor, and with the death of Manfredi in 2004, Magni retired from cinema.[1] He died in Rome, on 27 October 2013.[5]

3. Filmography

3.1. Screenwriter

  • La cambiale (1959)
  • Il corazziere (1960)
  • Gli attendenti (1961)
  • Il mio amico Benito (1962)
  • In Italia si chiama amore (1963)
  • Un tentativo sentimentale (1964)
  • Le voci bianche (1964)
  • Extraconiugale (1964)
  • La Celestina P... R... (1964)
  • Le bambole (1965)
  • La Mandragola (1965)
  • Madamigella Di Maupin (1965)
  • Le fate (1966)
  • Non faccio la guerra, faccio l'amore (1966)
  • El Greco (1966)
  • La cintura di castità (1967)
  • Le streghe (1967)
  • Il marito è mio e l'ammazzo quando mi pare (1967)
  • La ragazza con la pistola (1968)
  • Faustina (1968)
  • Nell'anno del Signore (1969)
  • Scipione detto anche l'Africano (1971)
  • Per grazia ricevuta (1973)
  • La Tosca (1973)
  • La via dei babbuini (1974)
  • Basta che non si sappia in giro (1976)
  • In nome del Papa Re (1977)
  • Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
  • State buoni se potete (1983)
  • Secondo Ponzio Pilato (1987)
  • 'o Re (1989)
  • In nome del popolo sovrano (1990)
  • Nemici d'infanzia (1995)
  • La Carbonara (2000)

3.2. Director

  • Faustina (1968)
  • Nell'anno del Signore (1969)
  • Scipione detto anche l'Africano (1971)
  • La Tosca (1973)
  • La via dei babbuini (1974)
  • Basta che non si sappia in giro (1976)
  • Quelle strane occasioni (1976)
  • In nome del Papa Re (1977)
  • Signore e signori, buonanotte (1977)
  • Arrivano i bersaglieri (1980)
  • State buoni se potete (1983)
  • L'addio a Enrico Berlinguer (1984)
  • Secondo Ponzio Pilato (1987)
  • Imago Urbis (1987)
  • 'o Re (1989)
  • In nome del popolo sovrano (1990)
  • Nemici d'infanzia (1995)
  • Esercizi di stile (1996)
  • La Carbonara (2000)
Further Reading
In this part, we encourage you to list the link of papers wrote by the character, or published reviews/articles about his/her academic contributions. Edit


  1. "È morto Luigi Magni, raccontò magistralmente la Roma papalina sul grande schermo". La Repubblica. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. Enrico Giacovelli. La commedia all'italiana. Gremese Editore, 1990. ISBN 8876054995. 
  3. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211. 
  4. "17th Moscow International Film Festival (1991)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  5. "Cinema, è morto Luigi Magni". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
Name: Luigi Magni
Born: Mar 1928
Died: Oct 2013
Rome, Italy
Titles: Screenwriter Film Director
Affiliation: Unknown
Honor: Unknown
Subjects: Others
Contributor MDPI registered users' name will be linked to their SciProfiles pages. To register with us, please refer to :
View Times: 565
Entry Collection: HandWiki
Revisions: 3 times (View History)
Update Date: 15 Nov 2022
Video Production Service