Saturday, November 13, 2010

DINO DE LAURENTIIS (1919 - 2010)

The legendary film producer Dino De Laurentiis has passed away aged 91.

In a career which saw him produce almost 150 movies since 1940, his output contained many things of interest to genre fans including Barbarella, King Kong, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, Red Sonja, The Dead Zone, Dune, Evil Dead 2 & 3 and, perhaps his finest (certainly campest) contribution to sf/fantasy cinema, Flash Gordon.

To say that they don't make 'em like Dino anymore would be an understatement of sorts.

1 comment:

  1. Certainly true. Some spectacular turkeys along the way but some brilliant films as well. And I'll not hear a word against Flash Gordon from anybody... ;)