Vittorio Storaro


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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 48 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Apocalypse Now Cinematographer
(1979)
The Last Emperor Cinematographer
(1987)
Dick Tracy Cinematographer
(1990)
The Conformist Cinematographer
(1970)

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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")
 2005 Dominion
 2004 L'Armata Russa in Vaticano (TV Special)
 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)
- Part III (1986)
- Part II (1986)
- Part I (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)
 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 Body of Love
 1973 Brothers Blue
 1973 Malicious
 1972 Last Tango in Paris (director of photography)
 1971 The Fifth Cord (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 The Scream (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:

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 »

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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