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Birth Place: Italy Profession: Cinematography ...


Some sources list 1943 as the year of Mr. Spinotti's birth.

"On 'L.A. Confidential', I tried to compose shots as if I were using a still camera. I was constantly asking myself, 'Where would I be if I were holding a Leica?' This is one reason I suggested shooting in the Super 35 widescreen format; I wanted to use spherical lenses, which for me have a look and feel similar to still-photo work. We would also be shooting a lot at night. With anamorphic lenses, which we used on 'Heat', you are limited to a stop of f5.6; with spherical lenses you can open up to f2.8, 2.3 or more and still get a very sharp image. We also wanted to have the ability to move around and use Steadicam, which is easier with spherical lenses." --Dante Spinotti to American Cinematographer, October 1997

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