Gianni Di Venanzo
Date of Birth
Dec 18, 1920
Birth Place:
Teramo, Italy


Distinguished Italian cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzo started out as a camera assistant during WWII and worked on several important neorealist films with such directors as Visconti, Rossellini, and De Sica. He became a full-fledged director of photography in the early '50s and became known for his ability to use lighting and camera techniques to strongly evoke a variety of moods. Though he...