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Otello Martelli

Cinematographer

'[J.C. Blake on Otello Martelli] Otello Martelli was one of those responsible for the drastic revision of what is considered appropriate cinematic imagery, when 'neo-realism' exploded on the screen. Martelli appears to have been unenthusiastic when it came to availing himself of color film. And even after color films had become the semi-norm, Martelli still interspersed them with the traditional… Read more
'[J.C. Blake on Otello Martelli] Otello Martelli was one of those responsible for the drastic revision of what is considered appropriate cinematic imagery, when 'neo-realism' exploded on the screen. Martelli appears to have been unenthusiastic when it came to availing himself of color film. And even after color films had become the semi-norm, Martelli still interspersed them with the traditional grainy, grubby look, e.g. in 'La ragazza in vetrina'.' Read less
Otello Martelli