Walter Lassally

Director of photography, Producer, Director
Award-winning cinematographer who found his stride with the emergence of the British Free Cinema movement. Like many of the directors with whom he worked--Lindsay Anderson (on the acclaimed documentary shorts "Wakefield ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1926 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (70)

Ernst Fuchs 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Diary of a Madman 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Perfect Murder 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fragments of Isabella 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kamilla og tyven II 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Africa 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Deceivers 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Indian Summer 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pudd'nhead Wilson 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Bostonians 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heat and Dust 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Case of Marcel Duchamp 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Memoirs of a Survivor 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tuxedo Warrior 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Engel aus Eisen 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Der Preis furs uberleben 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Blood of Hussain 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Something Short of Paradise 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pilot 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Die Frau Gegenuber 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Requiem For a Village 1977 (Movie)

(Photography)

Morgensterne 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Great Bank Hoax 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fluchtversuch 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pleasantville 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ansichten Eines Clowns 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Autobiography of a Princess 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wild Party 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Apres le vent des sables 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Carved in Ivory 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

W.S.P. 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Bilocation 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Happy Mother's Day... Love, George 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Savages 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Seaweed Children 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

To Kill a Clown 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Can Horses Sing? 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Something For Everyone 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Adding Machine 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Three Into Two Won't Go 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Twinky 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Joanna 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Oedipus the King 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Psyche '59 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Zorba the Greek 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tom Jones 1963 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Taste of Honey 1962 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner 1961 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Matter of Dignity 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Electra 1960 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beat Girl 1959 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Our Last Spring 1959 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

We Are the Lambeth Boys 1958 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

A Girl in Black 1955 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Together 1955 (Movie)

(Photography)

Momma Don't Allow 1954 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pleasure Garden 1952 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Thursday's Children 1952 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Children in the Crossfire (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Gauguin the Savage (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Life on the Mississippi (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Stone Pillow (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Man Upstairs (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Mysterious Stranger (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Too Far to Go (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (1)

Before Midnight 2013 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

Biography

Award-winning cinematographer who found his stride with the emergence of the British Free Cinema movement. Like many of the directors with whom he worked--Lindsay Anderson (on the acclaimed documentary shorts "Wakefield Express" 1952 and "Thursday's Children" 1953, among others) Karel Reisz, Tony Richardson--Lassally contributed to "alternative" journals such as "Film" in the 1950s, proving an articulate champion of personal, low-budget filmmaking. He has been involved in a series of independent production companies, and worked with Greek director Michael Cacoyannis on half a dozen films including "A Girl in Black" (1956), "Electra" (1961) and "Zorba the Greek" (1964), the latter of which won him an Oscar. Lassally has done likewise on a number of Ismail Merchant/James Ivory features, including "Savages" (1972), "Heat and Dust" (1983) and "The Bostonians" (1984). He has continued bringing his beautifully clear and crisp style and his commitment to small-scale, independent international filmmaking, lensing such films in recent years as "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" (1991).

Milestones

1939

Settled in England

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