Gianni Di Venanzo


Director Of Photography

Biography

One of post-war Italy's leading cinematographers, Di Venanzo has shot films for Antonioni, Fellini and Francesco Rosi.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Fellini (2001)
Himself

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Ossessione (1976)
Camera Operator
Kiss the Other Sheik (1968)
Director of Photography
My Wife's Enemy (1967)
Director of Photography
The Honey Pot (1967)
Director of Photography
Salvatore Giuliano (1966)
Director of Photography
High Infidelity (1965)
Photographer for "the scandal," "sin in the afternoon," "the victim"
Time of Indifference (1965)
Director of Photography
The Moment of Truth (1965)
Director of Photography
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Director of Photography
The 10th Victim (1965)
Director of Photography
Bebo's Girl (1964)
Director of Photography
... And Suddenly It's Murder! (1964)
Director of Photography
Eva (1964)
Director of Photography
8 1/2 (1963)
Director of Photography
I Basilischi (1963)
Director Of Photography
Hands Over The City (1963)
Director Of Photography
Eclipse (1962)
Director of Photography
Le amiche (1962)
Director of Photography
La notte (1962)
Director of Photography
Il grido (1962)
Director of Photography
The Dauphins (1960)
Director Of Photography
I magliari (1959)
Director Of Photography
The Law Is the Law (1959)
Director Of Photography
The Awakening (1958)
Cinematographer
Big Deal On Madonna Street (1958)
Director Of Photography
La Sfida (1957)
Cinematographer
Kean (1956)
Cinematographer
Lo Scapolo (1955)
Cinematographer
Love in the City (1953)
Director Of Photography ("Un Agenzia Matrimoniale")
La terra trema (1947)
Camera Operator

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Fellini (2001)
Other
Giorni di Gloria (1945)
Documentary Footage

Life Events

1942

Broke into feature film as a camera operator on "Ossessions"

1951

Debut as a cinematographer, "Achtung Banditi"

1955

First collaboration with director Michelangelo Antonioni, "Le Amiche"

1963

Served as director of photography on Federico Fellini's "Otto e Mezzo"

1967

Final feature work, Joseph L Mankiewicz's "The Honey Pot"

Videos

Movie Clip

L'Eclisse (The Eclipse) (1962) - I've Already Decided Most of Michelangelo Antonioni's disorienting opening scene, Monica Vitti as Vittoria, Francisco Rabal as boyfriend Riccardo, inside an apartment in Rome's modernistic EUR district, from the third film in the trilogy begun with L'Avventura and La Notte, L'Eclisse, 1962.
L'Eclisse (The Eclipse) (1962) - I Made A Million Advancing no particular story line, Vittoria (Monica Vitti) visits the Rome stock exchange, where she flags down her mother (Lilla Brignone) and incidentally meets her broker Piero (Alain Delon), in third film Michelangelo Antonioni's trilogy of the period, L'Eclisse, 1962.
L'Eclisse (The Eclipse) (1962) - Don't The Hippopotami Bother You? Bored Roman apartment dwellers Vittoria (Monica Vitti), who's just left her boyfriend, and Anita (Rossana Rory) visit Marta (Mirella Ricciardi), just moved home Africa, her racist views put to improbable use by director Michelangelo Antonioni, in L'Eclisse, 1962.
L'Eclisse (The Eclipse) (1962) - This Is What Mama's Afraid Of Having retreated to the apartment of her mother (Lilla Brignone) from the Rome stock exchange, this is the first full encounter between newly unattached Vittoria (Monica Vitti) and Piero (Alain Delon), her mother's broker, in Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse, 1962.
8 1/2 -- (1963) - An Impoverished Poetic Inspiration At the spa for mineral water, Claudia (Claudia Cardinale) appears to glide in before movie director Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) enters conversation with writer Fabrizio (Jean Rougeul), in Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, 1963.
La Notte (1961) - That What You Did Was Vile? Giovanni (Marcello Mastroianni) confesses his sexual liaison just minutes earlier with a stranger, to his unimpressed wife Lidia (Jeanne Moreau), en route to a party marking publication of his new novel, in Michelangelo Antonioni's drama of alienation, La Notte, 1962.
La Notte (1961) - It Would Be Pointless Joining director Michelangelo Antonioni's deliberate opening, we meet hospitalized Tomasso (Bernhard Wicki) , Giovanni and Lidia (Marcello Mastroainni, Jeanne Moreau) completing their progress through Milan, interrupted by a neighbor (Maria Pia Luzi), in La Notte, 1962.
La Notte (1961) - Every Millionaire Wants His Own Intellectual Director Michelangelo Antonioni makes clear how desperately bored his principals, writer Giovanni (Marcello Mastroianni) and wife Lidia (Jeanne Moreau), are with their lives and each other, barely able to decide whether to attend an upper-crust Milan party, in La Notte, 1962.
8 1/2 -- (1963) - Don't You Recognize Me? Movie director Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) meets his mother (Giuditta Rissone) and father (Annibale Ninchi) in a dreamy sequence beginning in his bedroom, early in Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, 1963.
8 1/2 -- (1963) - Open, Down For Good The arresting opening, a film director trapped in his car, from Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, 1963, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimee and Sandra Milo.
8 1/2 -- (1963) - Now She'll Bring Up Her Husband Two scenes between movie director Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) and his neurotic mistress Carla (Sandro Milo), hiding out at a cheap hotel, early in Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, 1963.
Juliet of the Spirits - Opening, Anniversary Opening credits and the delightful opening sequence in which Juliet (Giuletta Masina) and maids prepare to receive her husband on their anniversary, from Federico Fellinia's Juliet of the Spirits, 1965.

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