Giovanni Narzisi was born on February 2, 1929 in Palermo,
Sicily, Italy. Narzisi worked as an assistant cameraman in the 1950s for people
like Mario Bava and Massimo Dallamano and was the cinematographer for Piero Vivarelli
Oggi a Berlino (1962), for five years he was the director of photography for
among others Bernardo Bertolucci on “La Commare secca” in which his black and white
photography received much praise. In 1966, he was cinematographer on his only
Euro-western “Djurado” using the alias John Farrell. Ten years later, his last
contribution to the film industry, was filming the comedy episodes comedy “Maschio
latino ... cercasi” in 1976.
Narzisi died in Rome, Italy on February 12, 1989.
Today we celebrate what would have been Giovanni Narzisi’s 85th
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.