Silvano Ippoliti

Many mid-to-late 20th century Italian films wouldn't look the way they did without Silvano Ippoliti. Early in his career, the cinematographer was fortunate enough to hook up with respected directors and producers who ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1923 in Cagli, IT

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (29)

L' Attenzione 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Maya 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Vices et Caprices 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Capriccio 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Laggiu Nella Giungla 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Spettri 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

SuperFantaGenio 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Assisi Underground 1985 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

White Slave 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Il Pentito 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Miranda 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Chiave 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Seven Magnificent Gladiators 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Supersnooper 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Action 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Caligula 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Umanoide 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Il Prefetto di Ferro 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Gang 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Madam Kitty 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Agression 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Invenzione di Morel 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jus Primae Noctis 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Vacanza 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black on White 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sacco and Vanzetti 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Navajo Joe 1965 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sodoma e Gomorra 1961 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

White Nights 1961 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Biography

Many mid-to-late 20th century Italian films wouldn't look the way they did without Silvano Ippoliti. Early in his career, the cinematographer was fortunate enough to hook up with respected directors and producers who would help to define that country's film industry. The first "name" director with whom Ippoliti collaborated (as a camera operator) was the colorful and flamboyant Luchino Visconti, on the bleak romantic drama "White Nights" (1957). Ippoliti then helped shoot a combat saga for producer Dino de Laurentiis, "The Great War" (1959). That film, which was directed by "Big Deal on Madonna Street"'s (1958) Mario Monicelli, received an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Building off of that success, Ippoliti secured a great deal of work in the subsequent decades. He shot films in such uniquely Italian genres as sword-and-sandal mythic adventures ("Hercules, Samson & Ulysses," 1963) and low-budget "spaghetti" Westerns ("Navajo Joe," 1966). He also lensed several Hollywood productions like the Robert Aldrich-directed biblical epic "The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah" (1962) and internationally distributed offerings like the notorious blood-and-sex-filled biopic "Caligula" (1979), produced by Penthouse magazine founder Bob Guccione.

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