Walter Lassally

Walter Lassally

Highest Rated: 98% Before Midnight (2013)

Lowest Rated: 70% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1926

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

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).

Highest rated movies

Before Midnight




98% 82% Before Midnight Patrick (Character) $8.1M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fragments of Isabella Cinematographer - 1989
No Score Yet 88% Stone Pillow Cinematographer - 1985
No Score Yet 38% Private School Cinematographer - 1983
79% 58% Heat and Dust Cinematographer $19.9K 1983
No Score Yet 29% The Pilot Cinematographer - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adding Machine Cinematographer - 1969
79% 86% Zorba the Greek Cinematographer - 1964
80% 58% Tom Jones Cinematographer $481.4K 1963
70% 86% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Cinematographer - 1962
89% 87% A Taste of Honey Cinematographer - 1961
No Score Yet 45% Wild for Kicks Cinematographer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day Shall Dawn Cinematographer - 1959
No Score Yet 75% A Matter of Dignity Cinematographer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Sky Cinematographer - 1954