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Massimo Dallamano

Highest Rated: 98% A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Lowest Rated: 71% What Have They Done to Solange? (1972)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1917

Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Renowned cinematographer, writer, and director Massimo Dallamano became a celebrated figure of giallo cinema in both Europe and the United States. Born in Milan, Italy in 1917, Dallamano first began his career as a cameraman working on commercials. He eventually became a trusted and respected cinematographer, beginning with 1946's "Inquietudine" (1946). He would go on to shoot films like "Mistress of Treves" (1952), "Killers of the East" (1954), and "The Nights of Lucretia Borgia" (1959), eventually developing his own signature style defined by details like opening a film with a low angle shot. By the late '50s, Dallamano began taking a more active role behind the camera, directing the documentary "Tierra mágica" (1959) in 1959, but he continued to work as a cinematographer as well, famously shooting the classic Spaghetti Western "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964) under the name Jack Dalmas in 1964. By the time he directed his first feature film however, "Bandidos" (1967), Dallamano had decided to write and direct full time. He wrote and directed such memorable giallo films as "Dorian Gray" (1970), "What Have You Done to Solange?" (1972), and "Colt 38 Special Squad" (1976) before he died tragically in a car accident in Rome in 1976. He was 59 years old.



No Score Yet No Score Yet Virgin Killer Screenwriter - 1978
No Score Yet 31% The Night Child Director,
- 1976
No Score Yet 62% What Have They Done to Your Daughters? Director,
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mafia Junction Director,
- 1973
71% 77% What Have They Done to Solange? Director,
- 1972
No Score Yet 57% The Secret of Dorian Gray Director,
- 1970
No Score Yet 57% Black Veil for Lisa Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Venus in Furs Director - 1968
No Score Yet 67% Guns of Death Director - 1967
No Score Yet 17% Gunfight at Red Sands Cinematographer - 1965
92% 94% For a Few Dollars More Cinematographer - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Bill, Hero of the Far West Cinematographer - 1965
98% 91% A Fistful of Dollars Cinematographer - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet America by Night Cinematographer - 1961
No Score Yet 83% Love and Larceny Cinematographer - 1960
No Score Yet 17% Herod the Great Cinematographer - 1959