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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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Won 3 Oscars. Another 46 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Cinematographer
(1979)
Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy Cinematographer
(1990)
The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor Cinematographer
(1987)
Tango
Tango Cinematographer
(1998)

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 2017 Wonder Wheel (cinematography)
 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")
 2004 L'Armata Russa in Vaticano (TV Movie)
 2001 You Can (Video short)
 2000 Le cose che hai amato di piu' (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)
 1981-1984 Wagner (TV Mini-Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1984)
- Episode #1.8 (1984)
- Episode #1.7 (1984)
- Episode #1.6 (1984)
- Episode #1.10 (1983)
 1983 Le Ombre (TV Movie)
 1982 Arlecchino (Short)
 1981 Reds
 1980 On My Own (Short)
 1979 Luna
 1979 Apocalypse Now (photography)
 1979 Agatha
 1976 Submission
 1976 1900 (director of photography)
 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 Grandi Naïf Jugoslavi (Short)
 1973 Malicious
 1972 Corpo d'amore
 1972 Last Tango in Paris (director of photography)
 1971 Giornata nera per l'ariete (director of photography)
 1971 Eneide (TV Series)
 1970 The Conformist (director of photography)
 1970 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (director of photography)
 1969 Youth March
 1966 Il labirinto (Documentary short)
 1966 Rapporto segreto (Short)
 1966 Sirtaki (Short)
 1966 Sortilegio (Short)
 1966 L'urlo (Short)
 1963 Un delitto (Short)
 1961 Etruscologia (Short)
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My first film was done in black-and-white, because, in 1968, it was the will of many directors, producers, whatever, to do dramatic films in black-and-white, because they were scared to film in color in a dramatic area. At the time, people thought that maybe color was not recorded well in the shadows. A dramatic story needs conflict, so needs contrast between light and shadows. But, after the ... See more »

Trivia:

Storaro's love of film can be traced to his father, who was a projectionist at Lux Films. Storaro still retains vivid childhood memories of being by his father's side watching dailies day after day. See more »

Trademark:

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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