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Otello Martelli

Otello Martelli

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Also Known As: Died: February 20, 2000
Born: May 10, 1901 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cinematography ... director of photography assistant cameraman
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This celebrated Italian cinematographer began his career at the age of 13 as an assistant cameraman. Within six years, he was shooting his first features. In a career that spanned some forty-five years, Martelli worked with some of Italy's greatest directors from Roberto Roberti to Mario Bonnard. Martelli helped to define the look of Italian neorealism in the post-war years, particularly in his work on Rossellini's "Paisan" (1946) and "Stromboli" (1949). In 1950, he began working with Federico Fellini and was responsible for the beauteous black-and-white images of "La Strada" (1954), "Nights of Cabiria" (1957) and "La Dolce Vita" (1960).

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