Emilio Foriscot Mallat was born on May 12, 1904 in Muel, Zaragoza, Spain. His film career started after the Spanish civil war, in Barcelona, at Iquino films, after working in numerous films as an assistant operator of productions with Ignacio Iquino who used such characteristics as speed shooting, short budgets and craft effectively. In the filmography of Foriscot we find a functional style, at odds with the school that dominated the 1940s, it does highlight a medium industrial and artisanal tone which demonstrates that it was civilian job. Foriscot worked on over 135 films under conditions similar to those we have mentioned. He’s best remembered for the film “Cannibal Terror” (1980) by Julio Pérez Tabernero.
He was also a cinematographer on a dozen Euro-westerns from “Mutiny at Fort Sharp” (1965) to “If You Shoot… You Live” (1974). His most noted westerns were “Face to Face” and “Bandidos” (both 1967) and “Dead Men Ride” (1971). He retired in 1980 and he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy in 1996. Emilio died in Spain in January of 2001.
Today we remember Emilio Foriscot on what would have been his 110th birthday.
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