THE MAESTRO: Lewis John Carlino
Lewis John Carlino (born January 1, 1932) is an American screenwriter and director. His career has spanned decades and includes such works as The Fox, The Brotherhood, The Mechanic, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Resurrection, and The Great Santini. Carlino has been nominated for many awards, including the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
One of Carlino's earliest works was a play, The Brick and the Rose; a collage for voices. It was published in 1957 and the first production took place that year in the Ivar Theatre, now part of the LA Film School, in Hollywood, California. The Brick and the Rose was presented on television as part of the CBS Repertoire Workshop in 1960.
Carlino's first screenwriting credit was a Route 66 episode titled “And Make Thunder His Tribute.” It aired on November 1, 1963. The following year, Carlino was asked to write the screenplay for Seconds, based on the novel by the science fiction writer David Ely. This conspiracy thriller, directed by John Frankenheimer, gained considerable attention as the final part of a loosely connected paranoia trilogy. The film was submitted in competition at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival.
Lew Carlino's next worked with screenwriter Howard Koch on the adaptation of the 1923 novella “The Fox” by D. H. Lawrence. The film (starring Sandy Dennis, Anne Heywood, and Keir Dullea) won a Best Foreign Film Golden Globe Award and the screenplay by was nominated for Best Screenplay of 1967. The following year, Carlino was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for the Best Written American Original Screenplay of 1968 for his work on The Brotherhood, starring Kirk Douglas.
Carlino wrote the original story and the screenplay for the 1972 film The Mechanic, which stars Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. The film is noted for opening with no dialog for the first 16 minutes and for its surprise ending.
In 1976, Carlino adapted Yukio Mishima's 1963 novel “The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea” and directed the film.
Carlino and Gavin Lambert received an Oscar nomination and the Writers Guild of America Award nomination for the Best Adapted Screenplay of 1977 for I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.
Carlino wrote and directed The Great Santini. The film stars Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, and Michael O'Keefe. He was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award of 1979 for the Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium. The Great Santini received two Academy Award nominations: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Duvall) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (O'Keefe).
In 1980, Carlino did the original writing and screenplay for Resurrection and was nominated by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for the Saturn Award for Best Writing of 1980.
Mechanic: Resurrection (based upon the characters created by) 2016
Snowangel (Short) (play) 2013
The Mechanic (screenplay) / (story) 2011
Resurrection (TV Movie) (earlier screenplay) / (story) 1999
Class (director) 1983
Haunted Summer (writer) 1988
Resurrection (written by) 1980
The Great Santini (writer/director) 1979
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (screenplay) 1977
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (written for the screen by/director) 1976
Where Have All the People Gone (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay) 1974
Doc Elliot (TV Series) (developed for television by) 1973
Crazy Joe (screenplay) 1974
Honor Thy Father (TV Movie) (screenplay) 1973
The Mechanic (screenplay) / (story) 1972
A Reflection of Fear (screenplay) 1972
In Search of America (TV Movie) 1971
Zid i ruza (TV Movie) 1970
Prodajem stara kola (TV Movie) 1968
The Brotherhood (writer) 1968
The Fox (screenplay) 1967
Tupp tupp men ingen höna (TV Movie) 1966
Seconds (screenplay) 1966
Route 66 (TV Series) 1963
Johnny Midnight (TV Series) 1960
CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series) 1960
Nominated for the Best Screenplay of 1967 Golden Globe for The Fox
Nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for the Best Written American Original Screenplay of 1968 for The Brotherhood
Nominated with for Best Adapted Screenplay of 1977, 50th Academy Awards for I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Nominated with Gavin Lambert for the Writers Guild of America Award of 1978 for the Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium for I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award of 1979 for the Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium for The Great Santini
Nominated by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for the Saturn Award for Best Writing of 1980 for Resurrection