Italian screenwriter dies at 90

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter Furio Scarpelli, who co-wrote some of the best post-war Italian comedies and the spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, starring Clint Eastwood died yesterday.

He was 90. Scarpelli received two Oscar nominations for best screenwriting in the 1960s. He received another nomination for Il Postino ("The Postman") in 1996.