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Ferdinando Scarfiotti (6 March 1941 – 30 April 1994) was an Italian art director and production designer.
After graduating in architecture at the University of Rome, he was approached by Luchino Visconti, who asked him to design his stage production of La Traviata for the 1963 Spoleto Festival. After working in opera theatre for over a decade, director Bernardo Bertolucci asked Scarfiotti to work with him on the film The Conformist . In 1980 he moved to Los Angeles, where he worked on a number of films, including American Gigolo (1979), Cat People (1982) and Scarface (1983).
Scarfiotti won a Bafta for Visconti's Death in Venice in 1971 and an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Last Emperor in 1987.
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Andrzej Witold Wajda was a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an Honorary Oscar, the Palme d'Or, as well as Honorary Golden Lion and Honorary Golden Bear Awards, he was a prominent member of the "Polish Film School". He was known especially for his trilogy of war films consisting of A Generation (1955), Kanał (1956) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958).
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