Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC was born in Rome in 1940, where his father was a projectionist at Lux Film Studio. Storaro began studying photography at a technical school at the age of 11 and subsequently enrolled at the Italian Cinemagraphic Training Centre. He continued his education at the Centro Sperimente di Cinemagrafia (the state film school). Storaro began his career as an assistant cameramen at the age of 20 and stepped up to the role of camera operator on his second film.
During a lull in production in Italy, Storaro dedicted several years to studying all forms of artistic expression, including literature, painting, sculpting and music. He returned to work as an assistant cameraman in 1966 on Before the Revolution, the first film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Storaro earned his first cinematography credit two years later for Giovinezza, Giovinezza [Youthful, Youthful]. His third film La Strategia del Ragno (The Spider Strategy) marked the beginning of his long collaboration… read more
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