Luciano Tovoli

Luciano Tovoli

Highest Rated: 100% We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)

Lowest Rated: 19% Desperate Measures (1997)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1936

Birthplace: Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Italy

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."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Jew Must Die Cinematographer - 2016
77% 44% Amnesia Cinematographer $8K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet How Strange to Be Named Federico: Scola Narrates Fellini Cinematographer - 2013
No Score Yet 23% Inju: The Beast in the Shadow Cinematographer - 2008
No Score Yet 33% L'Amour Caché Cinematographer - 2007
31% 49% Murder by Numbers Director of Photography $31.9M 2002
No Score Yet 100% I Love You, Eugenio Producer - 2002
68% 86% Titus Cinematographer $1.9M 1999
74% 90% The Dinner Game Cinematographer $4.1M 1998
19% 37% Desperate Measures Cinematographer $13.7M 1997
68% 37% Kiss of Death Cinematographer $14.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet L'ours en peluche Cinematographer - 1994
50% 41% Monkey Trouble Cinematographer $16.3M 1994
54% 44% Single White Female Cinematographer $46.2M 1992
No Score Yet 63% Dario Argento's World of Horror Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 75% Voyage in Time Cinematographer - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The General of the Dead Army Director,
Writer
- 1983
50% 40% The Mystery of Oberwald Cinematographer - 1980
60% 43% Bye Bye Monkey Cinematographer - 1978
No Score Yet 21% Behind Convent Walls Cinematographer - 1978
93% 83% Suspiria Cinematographer - 1977
88% 85% The Passenger Cinematographer $619.7K 1975
100% 73% We Won't Grow Old Together Cinematographer $14.1K 1972
No Score Yet 83% China Cinematographer - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulips of Haarlem Cinematographer - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Uninvited Cinematographer - 1969

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