Sunday, February 7, 2021

RIP Giuseppe Rotunno


Italian Giuseppe, known as Peppino, Rotunno, one of the greatest masters of world photography, collaborator of Luchino Visconti and Federico Fellini, died in Rome, Italy on February 7, 2021. He was 97 years old. In his long career he has worked on masterpieces such as AmarcordIl gattopardo and Rocco and his brothers and Il Casanova but also a lot in the United States. Born in Rome on March 19, 1923, he worked with such important American directors as Stanley Kramer, Martin Ritt, John Huston, Mike Nichols, Monte Hellman, Bob Fosse, Robert Altman, Alan J. Pakula, Fred Zinnemann, Terry Gilliam, Sydney Pollack. He was the first non-American cinematographer to be admitted to the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) in 1966. Rotunno was cinematographer on 1978’s “China 9, Liberty 37” with Fabio Testi, Warren Oates and Jenny Agutter.

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