Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Ferdinando Baldi

I was saddened to discover that Ferdinando Baldi, the director of a number of interesting spaghetti westerns such as Blindman and Il Pistolero dell'Ave Maria along with the Five Dolls for an August Moon-esque Agatha Christie inspired giallo Nove ospiti per un delitto died a couple of weeks ago.

It's not been a good year for Euro-cult people, but unfortunately things are only going to get worse given the average age of the surving personnel (Baldi was born in 1917) and the moribund nature of the popular film industry in most countries.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baldi also directed another "last house on the left" ripoff set on a train (Ragazza del vagone letto, La). The best thing about it is probably the German title, "Horrorsex im Nachtexpress" !

Bill said...

I too was saddened to learn of his passing. I knew my great-uncle only through family stories, and it is only after seeing his credits in IMDB that I learned of his rich history and contribution to cinema.

ferenc said...

"Horrorsex im Nachtexpress" is the greatest title in the history of mankind.