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Storaro, Vittorio 1940-

Works: 254 works in 655 publications in 11 languages and 13,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Interviews  War films  Television programs  History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Illustrator, Photographer, Actor, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vittorio Storaro
Apocalypse now redux by Francis Ford Coppola ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A United States Army officer/trained assassin is sent into the depths of a southeast Asian jungle to seek out a renegade colonel and terminate his command during the Vietnam War
Reds by Warren Beatty ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beatty's project to make a film based on the life of John Reed gestated for more than a decade. Reed was a politically committed journalist and activist living on the margins of respectable society whose involvement in radical American politics took him to Russia in 1917. Beatty saw parallels between radical politics in the sixties and Reed's life and times. Inevitably Beatty elevated romance, notably Reed's relationship with Louise Bryant, above politics. Nevertheless, his decision to use more than 30 'witnesses' as a kind of chorus to complement the drama was both daring and innovative for a big budget Hollywood production, as is his montage approach to the drama in the first half of the film. The witnesses bring multiple and contending perspectives in describing social spectacle and making comments on the historical personalities represented in the biopic
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The life of [Chinese] Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City"--Container
Tango by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 953 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 )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 839 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
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 Vittorio Storaro
Tucker the man and his dream ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in German and English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tucker is an engineer and showman who has a vision of the car of the future. Against formidable odds, he raises the money and builds a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three auto manufacturers
Exorcist the beginning by Renny Harlin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 557 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
The sheltering sky by Bernardo Bertolucci ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 339 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
Cinematographer style ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 255 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
Frank Herbert's Dune by John Harrison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 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
Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Due monaci buddisti, Norbu e Champa, arrivano a Seattle, convinti che un ragazzino bianco, Jesse, sia la reincarnazione di un loro Lama. (Mereghetti)
One from the heart ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 184 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 strip in pursuit of their romantic fantasies (Raul Julia, Natassia Kinski). But in this town of gamblers and dreamers, should they bet it all on dreams, or give true love 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
The bird with the crystal plumage ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 165 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
Last tango in Paris by Bernardo Bertolucci ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ein alternder Amerikaner, der durch den Selbstmord seiner Frau aus der Bahn geworfen ist, trifft in Paris ein junges Mädchen, mit dem er eine intime Liebesbeziehung erlebt
Peter the Great ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, 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
Caravaggio ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and Catalan and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical film of the controversial artist
Dominion prequel to The exorcist ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film traces the story of Father Lankester Merrin back to his first encounter with the Devil in post-WWII Africa
Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pu Yi is the last of the Emperor of China who from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City was the object of worship by half a billion people. From his abdication, to his decline and dissolute lifestyle. His life was exploitated by the invading Japanese and his term as the emperor of Japan's Manchuguo. He was eventually released back to public life in 1959 and died as gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking
'Tis pity she's a whore by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Version of the notorious play about incest, jealousy & murderous passion
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English (132)
Spanish (44)
Italian (27)
German (17)
Multiple languages (6)
French (4)
Chinese (1)
Basque (1)
Portuguese (1)
Catalan (1)
Dutch (1)