The Great CINEMATOGRAPHER VITTORIO STORARO : The Last Emperor , Last Tango in Paris by B. BERTOLUCCI, Apocalypse Now by F.F. COPPOLA

VITTORIO STORARO

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.

SOURCES

Vittorio Storaro Website

Vittorio Storaro
Vittorio Storaro at the Internet Movie Database

TRAILERS and VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybyz514Ujhs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr4zn8k13Yo

THE LAST EMPEROR , LAST TANGO IN PARIS , APOCALYPSE NOW

THE LAST EMPEROR

THE LAST EMPEROR directed by Bernardo Bertolucci , Cinematography Vittorio Storaro.
The film opens in 1950, with Puyi’s arrival at the Fushun Prison in the recently established People’s Republic of China as a political prisoner and war criminal, having been captured by the Red Army when the Soviet Union entered the Pacific War in 1945 and kept in their custody for the previous five years. Soon after his arrival, Puyi attempts suicide, which only renders him unconscious.
In a flashback, Puyi relives his being summoned to the Forbidden City in 1908, aged two, by the dying Empress Dowager Cixi (Lisa Lu). With her last words, at an audience with Puyi and his father, Cixi announces that Puyi will be the new emperor. After his coronation, Puyi, frightened by his new surroundings, repeatedly expresses his wish to go home, which is denied him. Despite having scores of eunuchs to wait on him, his only real friend is his wet nurse, who accompanied him and his father to the palace on Empress Dowager’s summons….

SOURCES THE LAST EMPEROR

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Emperor
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093389/
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Last-Emperor-Blu-ray/52107/
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare/lastemperor.htm

TRAILERS THE LAST EMPEROR
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093389/
http://www.allmovie.com/movie/v28316

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.
Paul, a middle-aged American hotel owner mourning his wife’s suicide, meets a young, engaged Parisian woman named Jeanne at an apartment that both are interested in renting. Paul takes the apartment after they begin an anonymous sexual relationship there. He insists that neither of them share any personal information, not even given names. The affair continues on until one day Jeanne arrives at the apartment and finds that Paul has packed up and left without warning.Paul later meets Jeanne on the street and says he wants to renew the relationship. As he tells his life story, they walk into a tango bar, where he continues telling her about himself. The loss of anonymity disillusions Jeanne about their relationship. Paul, not wanting to let Jeanne go, chases her back to her apartment, where he tells her he loves her and wants to know her name. Jeanne takes a gun from a drawer. She tells Paul her name and shoots him. Paul staggers out onto the balcony, mortally wounded, and collapses.

SOURCES LAST TANGO IN PARIS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Tango_in_Paris
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070849/
imgkid.com

TRAILERS and VIDEOS LAST TANGO IN PARIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ROwGeS6pE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNGM747PiVc
https://play.google.com/store/movies/details?id=5xdplzzRvC8&PAffiliateID=110l4uj
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVujAiCKrqA
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_tango_in_paris/
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/last-tango-in-paris-blu-ray-disc/8548125.p?id=22828&skuId=8548125&cmp=RMX

APOCALYPSE NOW

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).
The screenplay by John Milius and Coppola updates the setting of Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness to that of the Vietnam War era. Upon its release, it received critical acclaim. It is now widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever.
It was honored with the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. The film was also ranked #14 in the Sight and Sound greatest films poll. In 2000, Apocalypse Now was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress .

TRAILERS APOCALYPSE NOW
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078788/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/apocalypse_now/

SOURCES APOCALYPSE NOW

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Ford_Coppola
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4198414592/tt0078788?ref_=ttmd_md_pv

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