Tonino Delli Colli

Birthday:

11/20/1922

Place of birth:

Roma, Lazio, Italia:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tonino Delli Colli (20 November 1923 – 16 August 2005) was an Italian cinematographer. 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. He went on to work with a number of acclaimed and diverse directors including, Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 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), 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. In 2005, Delli Colli was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual Camerimage Film Festival in Łódź, Poland.  


Film Credits

Once Upon a Time in the West: An Opera of Violence (2003)
as Himself
Sono fotogenico (1980)
as se stesso

Production Credits

La vita è bella (1997)
Director of Photography
Death and the Maiden (1994)
Director of Photography
Bitter Moon (1992)
Director of Photography
La voce della luna (1990)
Director of Photography
Stradivari (1988)
Director of Photography
The Name of the Rose (1986)
Director of Photography
Fantasma d'amore (1981)
Director of Photography
Camera d'albergo (1981)
Director of Photography
Les séducteurs (1980)
Director of Photography
Sono fotogenico (1980)
Cinematography
Caro papà (1979)
Director of Photography
Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici (1978)
Cinematography
I Nuovi Mostri (1977)
Director of Photography
Anima Persa (1977)
Cinematography
Caro Michele (1976)
Director of Photography
Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
Director of Photography
Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (1975)
Director of Photography
Lacombe Lucien (1974)
Cinematography
Los Amigos (1973)
Cinematography
Un uomo da rispettare (1972)
Cinematography
I racconti di Canterbury (1972)
Director of Photography
Homo Eroticus (1971)
Director of Photography
Le mura di Sana'a (1971)
Director of Photography
Il Decameron (1971)
Cinematography
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Director of Photography
Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)
Director of Photography
Porcile (1969)
Director of Photography
C'era una volta il West (1968)
Director of Photography
Niente rose per OSS 117 (1968)
Director of Photography
Histoires extraordinaires (1968)
Director of Photography
Il giorno della civetta (1968)
Director of Photography
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
Director of Photography
Das Geheimnis der gelben Mönche (1966)
Director of Photography
Andremo in città (1966)
Director of Photography
Comizi d'amore (1965)
Cinematography
Il vangelo secondo Matteo (1964)
Cinematography
Les plus belles escroqueries du monde (1964)
Cinematography
Amori pericolosi (1964)
Director of Photography
El verdugo (1963)
Director of Photography
Mamma Roma (1962)
Cinematography
Accattone (1961)
Director of Photography
Il ladro di Bagdad (1961)
Director of Photography
Primo amore (1959)
Director of Photography
Poveri milionari (1959)
Director of Photography
Adorabili e bugiarde (1958)
Director of Photography
Belle ma povere (1957)
Director of Photography
L'angelo bianco (1955)
Cinematography
Dov'è la libertà...? (1954)
Director of Photography
Amori di mezzo secolo (1954)
Cinematography
Era lui, sì, sì! (1951)
Cinematography
Alina (1950)
Director of Photography