Vittorio Storaro

Vittorio Storaro

Known For: Camera · Birthday: 1940-06-24 (81 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

71 Movies · 3 TV shows

Biography

Vittorio Storaro, A.S.C., A.I.C. (born 24 June 1940 in Rome) is an Italian cinematographer widely recognized for his work on numerous classic films including The Conformist, Apocalypse Now, and The Last Emperor. In the course of over fifty years, he has collaborated with directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Warren Beatty, and Woody Allen. He has received three Academy Awards for Best Cinematography for the films Apocalypse Now (1979), Reds (1981), and The Last Emperor (1987), and is one of three living persons who has won the award three times, the others being Robert Richardson and Emmanuel Lubezki.

Personal Life

Storaro is known for stylish, fastidious, and flamboyant personal fashion. Francis Ford Coppola once noted that Storaro was the only man he ever knew that could fall off a ladder in a white suit, into the mud, and not get dirty.

Early Life

Storaro was born in Rome. The son of a film projectionist, Storaro began studying photography at the age of 11. He went on to formal cinematography studies at the national Italian film school, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, when he was 18.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Kreka: Dreamcatcher

Kreka: Dreamcatcher

2021
A story about a man and his friends.
The King of All The World

The King of All The World

2021
Two dancers are cast as co-leads in a major production and fall in love.

2020.

2 Movies
Rifkin's Festival

Rifkin's Festival

2020
A married couple are going to the San Sebastian Film Festival. The magic of the festival, the beauty and charm of Spain, and the fantasy of movies are what they get caught up in. She has an affair wit...
A Rose in Winter

A Rose in Winter

2020
The true story of Edith Stein, a German Jewish philosopher and feminist who converted to Christianity and became a nun, and died in Auschwitz to became Saint and Martyr, the Patron of Europe with the ...

2019.

1 Movie
A Rainy Day in New York

A Rainy Day in New York

5.82
2019
After arriving in New York, two young people are met with bad weather and a lot of adventures.

2017.

1 Movie
Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel

4.6
2017
The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress ...

2016.

3 Movies
Keepers of the Magic

Keepers of the Magic

2016
This ground-breaking documentary explores our fascination with moving images and provides insight into how cinema's most famous moments came to be.
Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond

Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond

2016
Pierre Filmon met Vilmos Zsigmond, a legendary American cinematographer. The journey was with the shadowmaker and his friends.
Café Society

Café Society

5
2016
The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of...

2015.

1 Movie
Muhammad: The Messenger of God

Muhammad: The Messenger of God

8
2015
The city of Makkah had trials in the 7th century AD.

2014.

3 Movies
And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014
The Oscar goes to the story of the gold- plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize. The Academy's history began in 1927 with the birth of Louis B. The head of MGM formed a pr...
Red Chairs - Parma and the Cinema

Red Chairs - Parma and the Cinema

2014
The relations between Parma and cinema were so strong for almost the whole of the twentieth century that this city became an early laboratory of ideas and theories on cinema and a set chosen by some o...
Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire

Marlon Brando: An Actor Named Desire

2014
In his early days as an actor, a shy young man with theatrical ambitions, like many others, but his charisma and superb acting skills made him truly unique, so that the doors to the starry sky of Holl...

2012.

2 Movies
Side by Side

Side by Side

1
2012
Since the invention of cinema, film has been the standard format for recording moving images. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged. Through in-depth interviews with ...

2010.

2 Movies
Flamenco Flamenco

Flamenco Flamenco

2010
A look at the history and traditions of flamenco music and dance.
L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo

L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo

2010
It seems like a trick that the cinematograph has reached Southern Italy. White sheets were used for screening.

2009.

1 Movie
I, Don Giovanni

I, Don Giovanni

2009
Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte collaborated on the opera "Don Giovanni" in the 18th century.

2008.

1 Movie
Schrader's Exorcism

Schrader's Exorcism

2008
A documentary about director Paul Schrader's journey through hell and back while making film history. After being fired from the production and his version of the film being put on hold, Schrader is b...

2007.

1 Movie
Caravaggio

Caravaggio

2007
Michelangelo Merisi was called by Fate to become the Caravaggio. The ideal vision of the world imposed by the Renaissance painters will be challenged by a violent genius. The provoker scandalized patr...

2006.

2 Movies
Giornata Nera

Giornata Nera

2006
Interviews with Franco Nero and Vittorio Storaro about the film The Fifth Cord.
Witness to 'Reds'

Witness to 'Reds'

2006
The cast and crew of "Reds" revisit their memories while making the film.

2005.

1 Movie
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

5.14
2005
Father Lankester Merrin was forced to participate in terrible acts by the Nazis, but he is now focused on helping with an archaeological dig. There, the crew discovers a church thatpredates Christian ...

2004.

2 Movies
Zapata: The dream of a hero

Zapata: The dream of a hero

2004
The most expensive Mexican movie ever produced, with a massive ad campaign, and the largest opening in the nation's history, was the fictionalized portrayal of Emiliano Zapata as an Indigenous Mexican...
Exorcist: The Beginning

Exorcist: The Beginning

5.21
2004
Father Merrin took a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa after living through traumatizing events during WWII. Merrin unearthed an anci...

2003.

1 TV show

2000.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Frank Herbert's Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune

5.5
2000
Frank Herbert's Dune is a three-part miniseries written and directed by John Harrison.
Mirka

Mirka

2000
A child named Mirka changes the lives of people on a farm at the top of the mountains.
Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

2000
A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.

1999.

1 Movie
Goya in Bordeaux

Goya in Bordeaux

1999
The last years of Francisco Goya's life were spent in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, protesting the rule of Ferdinand VII. He is living with his wife and daughter. He relives key times in his life when ...

1998.

3 Movies
Bulworth

Bulworth

6.17
1998
A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and cul...
Tango

Tango

1998
The most spectacular and seductive dance film ever made was inspired by a dangerous love affair. The Foreign Language Film was nominated for an Oscar.
Glorious Technicolor

Glorious Technicolor

1998
The history of color photography in motion pictures.

1996.

1 Movie
Taxi

Taxi

1996
A young girl, after failing an exam, is forced by her father, a taxi-driver, to learn his profession. Soon she discovers that her father is not only a driver but also a member of a racist group elimin...

1995.

1 Movie
Flamenco

Flamenco

1995
The film presents thirteen rhythms of flamenco, each with song, guitar, and dance: the up-tempo bularas, a brooding farruca, an anguished martinete, and a satiric fandango de huelva. There are tangos,...

1993.

1 Movie
Little Buddha

Little Buddha

1993
Three children, one American and two Nepalese, may be the reincarnation of their great teacher after the death of Lama Dorje, according to Tibetan Buddhist monks.

1992.

3 Movies
Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro

Writing with Light: Vittorio Storaro

1992
The Last Emperor is the subject of a documentary. Vittorio has worked with people like Warren Beatty and Bernardo Bertolucci. There is on-set footage from Dick Tracy. He gives a history of lighting in...
Visions of Light

Visions of Light

1992
Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to Do the Rig...
Tosca

Tosca

1992
Contemporary Rome is the setting for this unique and highly innovative version of Puccini's Tosca, performed in the Roman locations--and at the same times of day--as Puccini had written into his score...

1991.

1 Movie
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

1991
A chronicle of the production problems, including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more, which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destro...

1990.

2 Movies
Dick Tracy

Dick Tracy

7
1990
Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards the comic strip detective when he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's mob.
The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky

1990
An American couple are in North Africa.

1989.

2 Movies
Central Park

Central Park

1989
CENTRAL PARK is a film about the famous New York City landmark and the variety of ways in which people use it: running, boating, walking, skating, music, theatre, sports, picnics, parades and concerts...
New York Stories

New York Stories

6
1989
Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and b...

1988.

1 Movie
Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

6
1988
The city of Ypsilanti, Michigan, was founded in 1945. Tucker wants to design the car of the future, but he will be sabotaged by his unrealistic expectations and the Detroit automobile industry tycoons...

1987.

2 Movies
Ishtar

Ishtar

1987
Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow...
The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

7.67
1987
A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his ...

1985.

1 Movie
Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke

4
1985
The man on his shoulders is a cruel curse. Punished for loving each other, Navarre has to become a wolf by night and Lady Isabeau has to become a hawk by day. In order to break the spell, they must at...

1982.

2 Movies
The Making of 'One from the Heart'

The Making of 'One from the Heart'

1982
A short documentary on the Francis Ford Coppola musical One From the Heart.
One from the Heart

One from the Heart

1982
Hank and Frannie are no longer able to live together. Frannie leaves Hank on the anniversary of their relationship after five years. As bright as they may seem, they are not a stage of lights and colo...

1981.

1 Movie
Reds

Reds

5
1981
An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution i...

1979.

3 Movies
Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

5.63
1979
At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterio...
La Luna

La Luna

1979
An American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her son to help him overcome his heroin addiction while on tour in Italy.
Agatha

Agatha

1979
In the 19th century. The journalist is looking for something.

1976.

2 Movies
Submission

Submission

1976
In wartime France, Pharmacist Elaine (Lisa Gastoni) begins a torrid affair with her shop assistant Armand (Franco Nero), but she soon becomes dominated by him. He demands more & more from her, hum...
1900

1900

4
1976
The lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half of the 20th century are chronicled in the film.

1975.

2 Movies
Footprints

Footprints

1975
The real world slowly merging with Alice's recurring nightmares as she tries to solve the puzzle of her recent memory loss. The locals seem to know her on the island of Garma. Is she who she thinks sh...

1974.

1 Movie
Identikit

Identikit

1974
Lise, a mentally unbalanced middle-aged woman, travels from her home in London to Rome, Italy, where she begins a fatal destiny that she had helped to arrange for herself, a premeditated search for so...

1973.

3 Movies
Giordano Bruno

Giordano Bruno

1973
Bruno Giordano, a free thinking philosopher, poet and scientist, has found protection in Venice from his enemies in the Catholic Church. The Roman Inquisition wants to put him on trial.
Malicious

Malicious

1973
A widower and two of his sons become infatuated by their beautiful housekeeper, and all three set out to seduce her using their own unique methods.
Brothers Blue

Brothers Blue

1973
A group of young desperados are hunted by a bank guard.

1972.

2 Movies
Body of Love

Body of Love

1972
A father and son on a holiday bond over a beautiful foreign girl who is unconscious on the beach.
Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

6
1972
A recently widowed American is having a sexual relationship with a young Parisian woman.

1971.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Eneide

Eneide

1971
"The Aeneid" is a seven part adaptation.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore

'Tis Pity She's a Whore

1971
Annabella is married to Soranzo. Giovanni is her brother and she is pregnant by him. Soranzo plots revenge as jealousies threaten to expose her past. "Pity she's a whore" is a play based on John Ford'...
The Fifth Cord

The Fifth Cord

1971
While the police are considering a suspect in their investigation, a journalist is on the trail of a murderer who has been targeting people around him.

1970.

3 Movies
The Conformist

The Conformist

5.25
1970
A weak- willed Italian man becomes a fascist and goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher who is a political dissident.
The Spider's Stratagem

The Spider's Stratagem

1970
Athos returned to his hometown to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of his father, who was killed by Fascists in 1936. As he untangles a web of lies that seems to encompass the whole...
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

5.33
1970
Sam Dalmas, an American writer living in Rome, witnessed a violent struggle between a young woman and a black-coated figure in an art gallery. Dalmas tried to intervene but was caught between the gall...

1969.

2 Movies
The Rage Within

The Rage Within

1969
A University professor is being blackmailed by his own daughter for having an affair with one of her friends.

1963.

1 Movie

1962.

1 Movie
Attack of the Normans

Attack of the Normans

1962
An evil duke kidnaps the good king and tries to make the virtuous queen his bride and the peasants take arms.
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