Winner of 3 Oscars for the best cinematography, Vittorio Storaro has created some of the most beautiful images of Italian and international cinema.
Vittorio Storaro is one of the most highly esteemed directors of cinematography. He has worked with the greatest contemporary directors, winning three 3 Oscars. This book contains his reflections on cinema, after thirty years of experience, revealing the background of his work and assembling his thoughts, his photographs on the set, many images from his films and the artworks that have inspired him in his work over the years.
The first volume of a trilogy, this book is on the theme of Light. Storaro discusses the first part of his filmography, in chronological order, or the films from Giovinezza giovinezza by Franco Rossi (1968) to Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola (1979). The film images are juxtaposed with paintings that were significant in the conception of his work, from Botticelli to Caravaggio, Mantegna to Pellizza da Volpedo, Balthus to Rousseau, in a tracking shot of artworks that reveal an erudite, personal approach to cinematography. An approach that has helped Vittorio Storaro to create some of the most beautiful images of Italian and international cinema.