Died yesterday Diego Curubetoat 58 years old, tireless fighter to vindicate local film production, lover of the fantastic and horror genre, a benchmark and connoisseur of super-action cinema like no other. He collaborated as a film critic in Financial sphere from the creation of the section in 1986 where he worked to the present and was characterized to add a distinctive quota to the notes on milestones and legends of cinema and music.
Owner of a great sense of humor, Curubeto surprised with his crazy ideas and in conversations with him there was no lack of self-confidence and spark. He often appeared in the Ámbito newsroom with an eccentric look to the surprise of the rest of the journalists.
Author of books such as Cine Bizarro, Babilonia Gaucha, Babilonia Gaucha attacks again and Cine de Super Acción co-written with Fernando Martín Peña, they became an inescapable reference for the world of cinema, not only for research and information but for the quality of the texts. He was also the director, screenwriter and producer of the film “Carne sobre carne: Intimidades de Isabel Sarli”, which became a cult film and from which he extracted the best interviews with Sarli and her family environment in memory. .
Released in 2007, the film is an admirable archival work that rescued deleted scenes, censored material, anecdotes, essays and interviews by Isabel Sarli, which contextualize the work of Armando Bó and the cultural identity of a country and a time.
Made from material that “Coca” had stored in a corner of her house in dozens of cans and one day she dared to show it to Curubeto, he did not leave her alone until she convinced her to embark on this titanic film that she had several setbacks until she was able to see the light. Those cans contained essential fragments never seen before. But it was not her first film since in 1986 she directed the short “Soghoth”.
Graduated from Enerc, he did technical work on several feature films including some Roger Corman productions filmed in Argentina and national films such as Murder in the National Senate. He was also a producer of video clips for rock artists such as Andrés Calamaro and Virus, and was also an expert on rock and jazz. He published his weekly column in Ámbito dedicated to outstanding music news.
In 1995, together with Marcelo Zapata and Ricardo Salton, he led a television cycle of artistic portraits produced by the Secretary of Culture of the Nation and aired by ATC, the current Public TV. He was also host and producer of the FM Road Movie soundtrack show, dedicated to film music.
You are going to be missed. Cinema and music lost a great reference. And many others to a great friend.
I am an author and journalist who has worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. I currently work as a news editor at a major news website, and my focus is on covering the latest trends in entertainment. I also write occasional pieces for other outlets, and have authored two books about the entertainment industry.