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 Gianni Di Venanzo

Gianni Di Venanzo

Birth
Teramo, Provincia di Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy
Death 3 Feb 1966 (aged 45)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 176818205 · View Source
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Cinematographer. Born Feliciano Di Venanzo, he was one of the leading Italian post-war cinematographers of the neo-realist school. After studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematographia he began his career during World War II as camera assistant to Aldo Tonti, Otello Martelli and others, working on the films of directors such as Visconti, De Sica, De Santis and Rossellini. He became a full-fledged director of photography in the early 50s, quick known for his ability to use lighting and camera techniques to strongly evoke a variety of moods. Among the notable directors he collaborated on films which proved to be central to their careers were Fellini (Otto e mezzo (1963), "Giulietta degli spiriti" (1965)), Antonioni ("Il grido" (1957), "La notte" (1960), "L´eclisse" (1962)), Francesco Rosi ("Salvatore Giuliano" (1961) "Le mani sulla citta" (1963)), Mario Monicelli ("I soliti ignoti" (1958)), Carlo Lizzani ("Achtung! Banditi!" (1951)), Elio Petri ("La decima vittima" (1965)), Mario Camerini ("Crimen" (1960)), Luigi Comencini ("La ragazza di Bube" (1963)) and Joseph Losey ("Eva" (1963)). The winner of six "Silver Ribbon" Awards for best cinematography, he died during production of Joseph L. Mankiewicz`"The Honey Pot" of viral hepatitis.

Bio by: Fritz Tauber


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  • Originally Created by: Fritz Tauber
  • Added: 28 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176818205
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gianni Di Venanzo (18 Dec 1920–3 Feb 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176818205, citing Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .