Tonino Delli Colli

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Tonino Delli Colli
Born(1923-11-20)20 November 1923 [1]
Died16 August 2005(2005-08-16) (aged 81) [1]
Rome, Italy [1]
Occupation Cinematographer
Relatives Franco Delli Colli (cousin)

Tonino Delli Colli (20 November 1923 16 August 2005) was an Italian cinematographer. [1]

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Biography

Cousin of Franco Delli Colli, Antonio (Tonino) Delli Colli was born in Rome, and began work at Rome's Cinecittà studio in 1938, at the age of sixteen. By the mid-1940s he was working as a cinematographer and in 1952 shot the first Italian film in colour, Totò a colori . [1] He went on to work with a number of acclaimed and diverse directors including, Sergio Leone ( The Good, the Bad and the Ugly , [1] Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America ), Roman Polanski ( Death and the Maiden and Bitter Moon ), Louis Malle ( Lacombe, Lucien ), Jean-Jacques Annaud ( The Name of the Rose ), and Federico Fellini, whose last three films he photographed.

His collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini was especially fruitful: they made twelve films together, including Pasolini's debut Accattone (1961), Mamma Roma (1962), The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964), The Decameron (1971), The Canterbury Tales (1972) and Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1976).

His last film was Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful (1997), [1] for which he won his fourth David di Donatello for Best Cinematography. In 2005 he was awarded the American Society of Cinematographers' International Achievement Award. In August of the same year, he died at home in Rome.

Tonino Delli Colli died from a heart attack in 2005 at the age of 81 in Rome, Italy. [1]

In 2005, Delli Colli was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Camerimage Film Festival in Łódź, Poland.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1944Finalmente sìLadislao Kish
1946 O sole mio Giacomo Gentilomo With Anchise Brizzi
Paese senza pace Leo Menardi
Carlo Lodovici
Felicità perduta Filippo Walter Ratti With Romolo Garroni
TrepidazioneToni Frenguelli
1947 Nada Edgar Neville Uncredited
1948L'isola di Montecristo Mario Sequi
1949 City of Pain Mario Bonnard
A Night of Fame Mario Monicelli
Steno
With Leonida Barboni
Hand of Death Carlo Campogalliani
1950La strada buia Marino Girolami
Sidney Salkow
Alina Giorgio Pastina
Il voto Mario Bonnard
1951 The Rival of the Empress Jacopo Comin
Sidney Salkow
With Erwin Hillier
I'm the Capataz Giorgio Simonelli
Milano miliardaria Marino Girolami
Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
Accidents to the Taxes!! Mario Mattoli
Toto the Third Man
Era lui... sì! sì! Marino Girolami
Marcello Marchesi
Vittorio Metz
With Vincenzo Seratrice
The Steamship Owner Mario Mattoli
1952 Toto in Color Steno
The Three Pirates Mario Soldati
Toto and the Women Mario Monicelli
Steno
Brothers of Italy Fausto Saraceni
1953 Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair Mario Soldati
Gioventù alla sbarra Ferruccio Cerio
Nero and the Burning of Rome Primo Zeglio With Mario Albertelli
The Pagans Ferruccio Cerio
I Always Loved You Mario Costa
1954 Mid-Century Loves Glauco Pellegrini
Pietro Germi
Mario Chiari
Roberto Rossellini
Antonio Pietrangeli
Where Is Freedom? Roberto RosselliniWith Aldo Tonti
Concert of Intrigue Mario Bonnard
The Shadow Giorgio Bianchi
Red and Black Domenico Paolella
1955 Le signorine dello 04 Gianni Franciolini
The White Angel Raffaello Matarazzo
Accadde al penitenziarioGiorgio Bianchi
The Letters Page Steno
1956 The Intruder Raffaello Matarazzo
Donatella Mario Monicelli
Una voce, una chitarra, un po' di lunaGiacomo Gentilomo
1957 Poveri ma belli Dino Risi
Oh! Sabella
Susanna Whipped Cream StenoWith Marco Scarpelli
Femmine tre volte
Seven Hills of Rome Roy Rowland
Pretty But Poor Dino Risi
1958 Adorabili e bugiarde Nunzio Malasomma
Venice, the Moon and You Dino Risi
1959 First Love Mario Camerini
Marinai, donne e guaiGiorgio SimonelliWith Alejandro Ulloa
The Friend of the Jaguar Giuseppe Bennati
Poveri milionari Dino Risi
Le cameriere Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
1960 Morgan the Pirate Andre de Toth
Primo Zeglio
1961 The Thief of Baghdad Arthur Lubin
Accattone Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Wonders of Aladdin Henry Levin
Mario Bava
1962I nuovi angeli Ugo Gregoretti
La monaca di Monza Carmine Gallone
Mamma Roma Pier Paolo Pasolini
Swordsman of Siena Étienne Périer
Baccio Bandini
1963 La bella di Lodi Mario Missiroli
The Executioner Luis García Berlanga
1964 Liolà Alessandro Blasetti With Leonida Barboni and Carlo Di Palma
The Gospel According to St. Matthew Pier Paolo Pasolini
1965 The Camp Followers Valerio Zurlini
The Mandrake Alberto Lattuada
1966 The Hawks and the Sparrows Pier Paolo PasoliniWith Mario Bernardo
Les Sultans Jean Delannoy
Andremo in città Nelo Risi
Target for Killing Manfred R. Köhler With Siegfried Hold
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sergio Leone
1967 China Is Near Marco Bellocchio
Ghosts – Italian Style Renato Castellani
1968 The Day of the Owl Damiano Damiani
OSS 117 – Double Agent Jean-Pierre Desagnat
Renzo Cerrato
André Hunebelle
Once Upon a Time in the West Sergio Leone
1969 Metti, una sera a cena Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Pigsty Pier Paolo PasoliniWith Armando Nannuzzi and Giuseppe Ruzzolini
1970 Rosolino Paternò, soldato... Nanni Loy With Riccardo Pallottini
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You Rod Amateau
1971 The Decameron Pier Paolo Pasolini
Man of the Year Marco Vicario
Come Together Saul Swimmer
1972Pilgrimage Beni Montresor
The Canterbury Tales Pier Paolo Pasolini
The Master Touch Michele Lupo
1973 Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears Paolo Cavara
Bawdy Tales Sergio Citti
The Sensual Man Marco Vicario
1974 Lovers and Other Relatives Salvatore Samperi
Lacombe, Lucien Louis Malle
Till Marriage Do Us Part Luigi Comencini
1975 Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Pier Paolo Pasolini
Seven Beauties Lina Wertmüller
1976 Caro Michele Mario Monicelli
1977 The Forbidden Room Dino Risi
The Purple Taxi Yves Boisset
Beach House Sergio Citti
I nuovi mostri Dino Risi
Ettore Scola
Mario Monicelli
1978 First Love Dino Risi
Blood Feud Lina Wertmüller
1979 Lovers and Liars Mario Monicelli
Dear Father Dino Risi
1980 Hurricane Rosy Mario Monicelli
I'm Photogenic Dino Risi
1981Camera d'albergoMario Monicelli
Fantasma d'amore Dino Risi
Tales of Ordinary Madness Marco Ferreri
1983 Trenchcoat Michael Tuchner
1984 Once Upon a Time in America Sergio LeoneNominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
The Future Is Woman Marco Ferreri
Notti e nebbie Marco Tullio Giordana TV movie
1986 Ginger and Fred Federico Fellini With Ennio Guarnieri
The Name of the Rose Jean-Jacques Annaud
1987 Intervista Federico Felini
1988 Stradivari Giacomo Battiato
1990 The Voice of the Moon Federico Felini
The African Woman Margarethe von Trotta
1991 Una storia semplice Emidio Greco
1992 Bitter Moon Roman Polanski
1993 La Soif de l'or Gérard Oury
1994 Death and the Maiden Roman Polanski
1995 Facciamo paradiso Mario Monicelli
1997 Marianna Ucrìa Roberto Faenza
Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni

Documentary films

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1952Gli 11 moschettieri Ennio de Concini
Fausto Saraceni
1957Questo nostro mondoUgo Lazzarini
Eros Macchi
Angelo Negri
With Massimo Dallamano, Paolo Gregori, Alvaro Mancori and Gian Maria Rimoldi
1960Il mondo di notteLuigi Vanzi
1964 Love Meetings Pier Paolo Pasolini With Mario Bernardo
1971Le mura di Sana'aDocumentary short
1994Cento di questi anni Corrado Farina

Short films

YearTitleDirectorNotes
1963 La ricotta Pier Paolo Pasolini Segment of Ro.Go.Pa.G.
1964Amore e arte Gianni Puccini Segments of Amore in 4 dimensioni
Amore e morte Mino Guerrini
La Feuille de route Ugo Gregoretti Segment of The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers
Il generale Alfredo Giannetti Segment of Amori pericolosi
La doccia Massimo Franciosa Segment of Extraconiugale
1968Che cosa sono le nuvole?Pier Paolo Pasolini
William Wilson Louis Malle Segment of Spirits of the Dead
Che cosa sono le nuvole?Pier Paolo PasoliniSegment of Caprice Italian Style
1980Armando's NotebookDino RisiSegment of Les séducteurs
1991Il cane blu Giuseppe Bertolucci Segment of Especially on Sunday
1996Sanpellegrino Calze Giuseppe Tornatore

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wingfield, Brian (21 August 2005). "Tonino Delli Colli, Prolific Cinematographer, Dies at 81". The New York Times .