VITTORIO STORARO , (born 24 June 1940 in Rome) is an Italian Cinematographer.
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for “Apocalypse Now (1979)”, “Reds (1981)” and “The Last Emperor (1987)”.
In 2003, a survey conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild judged Storaro one of history’s ten most influential cinematographer. Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and Italian Society of Cinematographers (AIC). Storaro’s early films were made in his homeland of Italy, where he began early collaborations with Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, with whom he has continued to collaborate with throughout his career. Storaro and Bertolucci’s first major project was the 1970 film The Conformist, based on the Italian novel of the same name.
Storaro’s first American film was Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Storaro won an Academy Award for his work on the film, followed by two more Oscars for his work on Reds and The Last Emperor, and a nomination for Dick Tracy. Storaro also acted as cinematographer on films such as Last Tango in Paris, Ishtar, Bulworth, and Exorcist: The Beginning. In addition to Bertolucci and Coppola, Storaro has worked with directors such as Richard Donner, Warren Beatty, and Carlos Saura. Throughout his career, Storaro has been nominated for and won many awards for his work as a cinematographer, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers.
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THE LAST EMPEROR
THE LAST EMPEROR directed by Bernardo Bertolucci , Cinematography Vittorio Storaro.
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LAST TANGO IN PARIS
LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Italian: Ultimo tango a Parigi) is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci , Cinematography Vittorio Storaro which portrays a recent American widower who begins an anonymous sexual relationship with a young betrothed Parisian woman. It stars Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Léaud.
The film’s raw portrayal of sexual violence and emotional turmoil led to international controversy and drew various levels of government censorship in different venues. Upon release in the United States, the most graphic scene was cut.
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APOCALYPSE NOW is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Cinematography Vittorio Storaro.Starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. The film follows the central character, U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Sheen), of MACV-SOG, on a mission to kill the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Brando).
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