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Storaro, Vittorio 1940-

Works: 232 works in 780 publications in 12 languages and 15,050 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Historical films  Erotic films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Actor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vittorio Storaro
Apocalypse now redux by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

87 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier travels upriver from Vietnam into Cambodia to kill a colonel who has gone mad and is planning unauthorized attacks by his native troops. Features both the original cut and the Redux version
Reds by Warren Beatty( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basado en hechos reales, cuenta la historia de John Reed, comunista norteamericano, periodista y activista, cuyo romance con la escritora feminista Louise Bryant tiene como telón de fondo los explosivos días de la Revolución Rusa
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

59 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic history of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three became the last of the Emperors of China. Chronicles his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, as the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; and his exploitation by the invading Japanese as the ruler of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. He returned to public life in 1959, just another peasant worker in the People's Republic, and died as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking
Tango by Carlos Saura( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the film tells the story of director Mario Suarez's quest to make the ultimate tango film. Lonely after his wife (one of the film's stars) has left him, Mario must find the themes that will hold the film together, while simultaneously permitting his musicians and dancers the freedom of expression that is necessary to satisfy the tango-hungry Argentine audience. Things become complicated when Mario falls in love with Elena, a beautiful and talented young dancer who is the girlfriend of the powerful and dangerous Angelo Larroca, an investor in the picture. And Mario's creative vision is challenged by his investors when he plans a scene that recreates Argentina's dark years of political suppression and "disappearances."
The conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repressing his homosexual drives, a young man strives for an "acceptable" life as a member of the Italian Fascist Secret Service and as a middle-class would-be wife-chaser, until an odd series of events makes him a willing murderer
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La storia del cinematografo vista attraverso lo sguardo dei più importanti cineasti e colta dalle scene di più di 125 film
Tucker the man and his dream( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in German and English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein idealisiertes Porträt des amerikanischen Autobauers Preston Tucker, der mit seinem Traum eines ultramodernen, aber preiswerten PKW Ende der 40er Jahre dem Machtkampf mit der Großindustrie unterlag. Ein bekenntnishafter Abgesang auf den unwiederbringlich zu Ende gehenden "amerikanischen Traum" vom erfindungsreichen Selfmademan. In Form einer begeisterten, überlebensgroßen Biografie reflektiert das lebenspralle Porträt Coppolas eigene Träume und Kämpfe gegen die Zwänge der Industrie. [film-dienst]
Flamenco by Carlos Saura( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of flamenco dances are performed by three hundred dancers, and photographed by the master cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro
Exorcist the beginning by Renny Harlin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking that he had glimpsed the face of Evil as a witness to atrocities committed on the innocent during WWII, Lankester Merrin lost his faith in his fellow man and the Almighty. He renounced his vocation, and is now an archaeologist in Africa. A collector of rare comes to him with an odd request. An old Christian Byzantine church has been unearthed in Kenya, surprisingly intact, as if it were buried right after its completion. Merrin is asked to find an ancient relic hidden within the church before a British expedition can. Interested, Merrin agrees to take the job. Beneath the church, something much older and malevolent sleeps, waiting to be awoken. The blood of innocents flows freely, but the horror has only just begun. In the place where Evil was born, Merrin will finally see its true face
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein alter Greis irrt hilflos durch die nächtlichen Strassen von Bordeaux. Nur mit einem Nachthemd bekleidet, ruft er nach seiner längst verstorbenen Frau. Er ist kein Irrer, sondern der 82jährige Francisco de Goya - einer der bedeutendsten Maler seiner Zeit. Vom Alter gezeichnet, verlebt er seinen Lebensabend im selbstgewählten Exil in Bordeaux. Seines nahen Todes bewusst, erzählt er seiner Tochter Rosario aus seinem ereignisreichen Leben: Erinnerungen an Liebe, Leiden und Dämonen werden lebendig. (Quelle: Umschlag)
The sheltering sky by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American artist couple, drawn by desire to the Sahara, travel there shortly after World War II in order to follow their passionate obsessions in an attempt to recapture the love they once shared
Flamenco, flamenco by Carlos Saura( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evolutionary musical journey through the light, song and dance of a dynamic and alive art form
Cinematographer style( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belying what many think of as the technical orientation of their job, cinematographers can be remarkably loquacious, a fact evident from the beginning of the interviews with 110 prominent practitioners of the craft. The men and women interviewed are interested in discussing the aesthetics and emotional content of light, composition, movement, and color--the building blocks of the film image. Forget directors, actors, and screenwriters: based on this documentary, nobody talks as passionately or poetically about the art of film as cinematographers
Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film opowiada o tym, jak kilku tybetańskich mnichów poszukuje osoby będącej kolejnym wcieleniem Lamy Dordże, mędrca i nauczyciela z buddyjskiego klasztoru Paro Dzong w Bhutanie
Frank Herbert's Dune by John Harrison( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the far future, the remote desert world of Dune becomes the epicenter of a spectacular struggle that will spark a revolution, fulfill an ancient prophecy and forever change the galactic balance of power
One from the heart by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola shines his spotlight on a Las Vegas couple (Teri Garr, Frederic Forrest) whose break-up on the 4th of July leads them both to a night on the town in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Natassia Kinski). But in this city of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true romance another roll of the dice? Featuring the stunning photography of Vittorio Storaro. Includes a fantasy sequence (tango, Bora-Bora flamenco, and Las Vegas street scene), performed by Teri Garr, Raul Julia, and ensemble
Last tango in Paris by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

22 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In un appartamento vuoto di Passy, a Parigi, s'incontrano casualmente due storie e due corpi: Paul è un americano sradicato dalla vita intensa e drammatica, mentre Jeanne è una ragazza della borghesia parigina. (Mereghetti)
The bird with the crystal plumage( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner
Strategia del ragno The spider's stratagem by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in Italian and German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Der Sohn eines gefeierten Antifaschisten erfährt bei der Suche nach den Mördern seines Vaters, daß dieser seinen Heldentod selbst inszenierte, nachdem er zuvor seine Freunde an den Duce verraten hatte. Bertolucci demontiert in seinem Film den vaterländischen Heldenmythos und zeigt zugleich, indem er die Gegenwart des jungen Helden und die Vergangenheit der 30er Jahre eng miteinander verschränkt, die schmerzvolle Zerrissenheit einer Generation zwischen Rebellion und Erblast." [film-dienst]
Peter the Great( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the life of Russian Czar Peter the Great, filmed in what was formerly the Soviet Union. Peter the Great: a shrewd Czar and a visionary, statesman, sailor and shipbuilder, military leader, a husband and a father. Russia at the dawn of the 18th century -- a vast chilling mysterious land, almost medieval. A country led by a man whose curious, questing spirit is eager to learn all that is new. A monarch who brings his feudal country into the modern world
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Exorcist the beginning
Alternative Names
Vittorio Storaro directeur de la photographie italien

Vittorio Storaro Italiaans director of photography

Vittorio Storaro Italian cinematographer

Vittorio Storaro italienischer Kameramann

Vittorio Storaro włoski operator filmowy

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Виторио Стораро

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Exorcist the beginningThe bird with the crystal plumageWriter of light : the cinematography of Vittorio Storaro : a collection from the pages of American Cinematographer magazine and the ASC Classic ArchivesStoraro : scrivere con la luce, i colori, gli elementi = Writing with light, colors, and the elementsWriter of light : the cinematography of Vittorio StoraroFilm voices : interviews from Post ScriptStoraro : scrivere con la luce, i colori, gli elementi = writing with light, colors, and the elements