Tony Gaudio (20 November 1883 – 10 August 1951) was an Italian American cinematographer and the first to create a montage sequence for a film.
Born Gaetano Antonio Gaudio in Cosenza, Italy, he began his career shooting short subjects for Italian film companies. He moved to New York City in 1906 and worked in Vitagraph’s film laboratory until 1909, when he began shooting shorts for the company. His credits include Hell’s Angels (1930), Little Caesar (1931), The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), God’s Country and the Woman (Warner Bros.’ first Three-strip Technicolor film, 1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), High Sierra (1941), Days of Glory (1944), and The Red Pony (1949).
Gaudio was a favorite of Bette Davis and worked on eleven of her films, including Ex-Lady, Fog Over Frisco, Front Page Woman, Bordertown, The Sisters, Juarez, The Letter, and The Great Lie.
Gaudio won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Anthony Adverse and was… read more