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Vittorio Storaro

Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school. He enrolled at C.I.A.C (Italian ... See full bio »
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 2016 Café Society
 2010 Flamenco, Flamenco (Documentary)
 2010 Rigoletto a Mantova (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2007 Caravaggio (TV Movie)
 2005 All the Invisible Children (segment "Ciro")
 2001 You Can (Video short)
 2000 Dune (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2000)
- Episode #1.2 (2000)
- Episode #1.1 (2000)
 2000 La traviata (TV Movie)
 2000 Mirka
 1998 Tango
 1998 Bulworth
 1996 Taxi
 1995 Flamenco (Documentary)
 1993 Little Buddha
 1992 Tosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1990 Dick Tracy
 1989 New York Stories (segment "Life without Zoe")
 1987 The Last Emperor (photography)
 1987 Ishtar
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
- Part IV (1986)
- Episode #1.3 (1986)
- Pt II (1986)
- Episode #1.1 (1986)
 1985 Ladyhawke (photography)
 1981-1983 Wagner (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1983)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
- Episode #1.5 (1981)
 1982 Arlecchino (Short)
 1981 Reds
 1979 Luna
 1979 Apocalypse Now (photography)
 1979 Agatha
 1976 Submission
 1976 1900
 1975 Le orme
 1974 Orlando furioso (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1974)
- Episode #1.4 (1974)
- Episode #1.3 (1974)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
- Episode #1.1 (1974)
 1973 Malicious
 1972 Body of Love
 1972 Last Tango in Paris (director of photography)
 1971 Eneide (TV Series)
 1969 Youth March
 1966 Il labirinto (Documentary short)
 1966 The Scream (Short)
 1963 Un delitto (Short)
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[on Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015) and Univisium] I used this composition system that I like very much, called Univisium. A relationship between the vertical area, one time, for the result area, two times. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) gave me inspiration through his own paintings, particularly "The Last Supper". I found a perfect balance between those to perform. I was tired of using so ... See more »


Had a series of custom color gels produced by Rosco International, which he formulated to comply with his theories about emotional response to color. Rosco markets these gels as "The Storaro Selection". See more »


Scenes are often illuminated with light from the side instead of overhead. For interiors the main source of light appeared to come through windows; for exteriors, the sun low in the sky.

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