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Joseph Nathanson (1909–2003)

Joseph Natanson, who has died in Rome aged 94, began life as a Surrealist painter before being recruited in 1947 to do the special effects for Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film The Red Shoes. The picture won an Oscar for its designs, but Natanson vowed never to become involved with such a project again. Yet he went on to provide the ... See full bio »


(age 94) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Fellini - Satyricon
Fellini - Satyricon Visual Effects
Two Women
Two Women Visual Effects
Spirits of the Dead
Spirits of the Dead Visual Effects
After the Fox
After the Fox Special Effects


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 1974 Simona (special effects)
 1967 On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who... (special effects - as Giuseppe Nathanson)
 1967 Il fischio al naso (special effects)
 1966 After the Fox (special effects coordinator)
 1965 Temple of a Thousand Lights (special effects - as Joseph Natanson)
 1964 Le belle famiglie (special effects)
 1964 The Cavern (special effects - as J. Natanson)
 1962 My Son, the Hero (special effects - as Joseph Natanson)
 1961 The Giant of Metropolis (special effects - as Josef Nathanson)
 1961 Francis of Assisi (photographic effects - as Joseph Natanson)
 1960 The Pharaohs' Woman (special effects)
 1960 La contessa azzurra (special effects)
 1960 Colossus and the Amazon Queen (special effects)
 1960 L'assedio di Siracusa (special effects - as Joseph Natanson)
 1959 Sheba and the Gladiator (special effects)
 1959 Herod the Great (special effects)
 1958 Il corsaro della mezzaluna (matte artist)
 1956 The Sword and the Cross (special effects - as Joseph Natanson)
 1954 House of Ricordi (special effects - as Joseph Natanson)
 1954 Maddalena (special effects)
 1954 Casta diva (special effects)
 1953 Puccini (special effects)
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Alternate Names:

J. Natanson | Josef Natanson | Joseph Natanson | Joséf Natanson | Joséf Natensen | Giuseppe Nathanson | Josef Nathanson

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