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Piero Portalupi

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Cinematography (feature film)

The Statue (1971) as Photography
Bolt, a British linguist, develops a universal language, so he's a sudden sensation and receives a Nobel prize. An ambitious diplomat, capitalizing on Bolt's celebrity, arranges for the U.S. to commission a statue for a London square to honor Bolt's achievement. Bolt's Italian wife, a renowned artist, sculpts an 18-foot nude of Bolt. In a pique, because he's neglected her for years to do his work, she gives the statue a spectacular penis, telling Bolt that he wasn't its model. Thinking he's a cuckold, Bolt goes on a jealous search for a man with a matching phallus. The diplomat, too, wants changes in the statue to protect his conservative image. Can art and love reconcile?
Story of a Woman (1970) as Director of Photography
The Invincible Six (1970) as Director of Photography
Based on the story "The Heroes of Yucca," The Invincible Six features a ragtag group of jewel thieves who become the unofficial guardians of a small Iranian village. When bandits attack the village, looking for the body of their former leader and his treasure map, the Invincible Six are there to save the day, wooing the local females and frustrating the new leader of the bandits.
House of Cards (1969) as Director of Photography
Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, tutor of young Paul de Villemont; in Villemont Manor he discovers the plot and, after the kidnapping of the boy, he travels to Rome, where the organization would exchange Paul with a list of members stolen by Davis to give to the press.
And There Came a Man (1968) as Director of Photography
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968) as Director of Photography
A kidnapped gangster turns his captors into a crack band of crooks.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) as 2nd unit photog
Michelangelo fights censorship and an autocratic pope to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Cleopatra (1963) as 2nd unit photog
The legendary Egyptian queen tries to use her beauty to conquer the Roman Empire.
The Cardinal (1963) as 2nd unit cam
A Boston priest deals with illicit love, racism and war as he rises in the church.
The Wastrel (1963) as Director of Photography
The Loves of Salammbo (1962) as Director of Photography
Jessica (1962) as Director of Photography
When a sexy midwife comes to town, the local women abstain from sex rather than risk having her deliver their babies.
Francis of Assisi (1961) as Director of Photography
The story of a lusty, fighting young adventurer who exchanged his sword for a cross.
Neapolitan Carousel (1961) as Director of Photography
Napoli, anni cinquanta. Un cantastorie, che abita con la numerosa famiglia in una misera catapecchia, viene sfrattato e se ne va coi suoi familiari per le strade, spingendo il pianino di Barberia, cui sono appese delle canzoni. Un colpo di vento spazza via i fogli e sullo schermo si susseguono gli episodi che formano l'argomento delle canzoni. Dall'arrivo dei mori nel 1300 fino al Secondo dopoguerra. Passano sullo schermo Francesi e Spagnoli, Inglesi e Americani: sembra non sia cambiato nulla attraverso tanti secoli di Storia per Napoli e per i napoletani. Senza perdere del tutto la speranza, il cantastorie continua il suo cammino: prima di allontanarsi nella via accoglie nella sua famiglia un giovane cantante innamorato della figlia maggiore. Riprendono tutti insieme il difficile cammino, con la musica nel cuore e nel cervello...
Carthage in Flames (1961) as Director of Photography
A Farewell to Arms (1957) as Photography
The story of an affair between an English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.
Aida (1954) as Director Of Photography
Aida, an Ethiopian slave girl to Amneris, the King of Egypt's daughter, is torn between her love for Radames, an Egyptian army officer, and for her own defeated people.
Bellissima (1951) as Cinematographer
Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecittà, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions.

Cinematography (short)

Prologue The Artist Who Did Not Want to Paint (1965)
This short promotional short film to "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (1965) focuses on the life and sculptures of Michelangelo.

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