Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy 90th Birthday Giuseppe Rotunno

Giuseppe Rotunno, A.S.C., A.I.C. was born on March 19, 1923 in Rome, Italy. Rotunno is an Italian cinematographer. Sometimes credited as Peppino Rotunno, he was director of photography on eight films by Federico Fellini. He collaborated with several celebrated Italian directors, including Vittorio de Sica on “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (1963) starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, and Luchino Visconti on “Rocco and His Brothers” (1960), “The Leopard” (1963), and “The Stranger” (1967). Rotunno also served as the director of photography for “Julia and Julia” (1987), the first feature shot using high definition television taping technique and then transferred to 35 mm film. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for “All That Jazz” (1979) and has won seven Silver Ribbon Awards. Giuseppe was the cinematographer on one Euro-western “China 9, Liberty 37” (1978) with Fabio Testi, Warren Oates and Jenny Agutter. Today we celebrate Giuseppe Rotunno’s 90th birthday.

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