Luciano Tovoli

Luciano Tovoli's distinct style as a cinematographer has frequently raised the level of source material that, bereft of his contribution, likely would have ended up in the dustbin of cinema history. Take for example ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1936 in Massa Marittima, Grosseto, IT

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (57)

Amnesia 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Argento's Dracula 3D 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Che strano chiamarsi Federico: Scola racconta Fellini 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Oceans 2010 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Hidden Love 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Inju, the Beast in the Shadow 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tais-Toi 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Murder By Numbers 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Closet 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ti Voglio Bene, Eugenio 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Regina Degli Scacchi 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Dinner Game 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Titus 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Deceit 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Desperate Measures 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Monkey Trouble 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tempo Di Viaggio 1994 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Teddy Bear 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jackpot 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mario, Maria e Mario 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Single White Female 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Reversal of Fortune 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Voyage of Captain Fracassa 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Under Satan's Sun 1989 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Vanille Fraise 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

What Time Is It? 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Love Dream 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Splendor 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

De Grande 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Cage aux folles III: "Elles" se marient 1986 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Les Fugitifs 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Police 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fracchia Contra Dracula 1984 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Bianca 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le General de l'Armee Morte 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Oltre la Porta 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sotto gli occhi dell'Assassino 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bianco Rosso e Verdone 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Il Pap'Occhio 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Mystery of Oberwald 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bye Bye Monkey 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Adoption 1978 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Dove vai in vacanza? 1977 (Movie)

("Saro tutta per te") (Director of Photography)

L' Interno di un Convento 1977 (Movie)

(Camera)

Pane e Cioccolata 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Suspiria 1977 (Movie)

(Camera)

La Donna Della Domenica 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Le Desert des tartares 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Leonor 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Last Woman 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Passenger 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Eta Della Pace 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

La Faille 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Mordi e Fuggi 1972 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Director (1)

Le General de l'Armee Morte 1982 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Ti Voglio Bene, Eugenio 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Le General de l'Armee Morte 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Luciano Tovoli's distinct style as a cinematographer has frequently raised the level of source material that, bereft of his contribution, likely would have ended up in the dustbin of cinema history. Take for example "Suspiria," the 1977 horror film about a coven of witches who have infiltrated a ballet academy. The general consensus among critics was that the story made little or no sense, and the performances were middling at best, and yet the film has become a cult classic of the genre due largely to Tovoli's sumptuous feast of set design and color use. In "The Passenger," the brooding story of a war correspondent (Jack Nicholson) without a war was captured exquisitely by Tovoli's photography. As the camera's gaze swept over desolate African and Spanish landscapes, he conveyed the internal despair of the protagonist. Tovoli lent a similar atmosphere to "Before and After," the haunting portrayal of a father struggling to cover up a crime he thinks his son committed. Critics may not have thought much of the writing, but in the film Tovoli enhanced the sense of isolation by lingering gracefully on images of the usually inviting Berkshires buried under a hard, cold winter. Tovoli is a cinematographer with a deep understanding of the movie industry adage: "Show, don't tell."

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