Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, July 9

Carlo Di Palma, who died in Rome on Friday, July 9, 2004 at age 79, was the Italian cinematographer principally responsible for the way Woody Allen's films looked in the 1980s and '90s. His innovative use of color and darkness became trademarks. He worked with Allen on 11 pictures between Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986 and Deconstructing Harry in 1997, during which time only three of Allen's films were photographed by other cameramen. He rose to prominence in the 1960s when he was director of photography on two of Michelangelo Antonioni's most experimental films, The Red Desert in 1964 and Blow-Up in 1966. Here, Di Palma shows off the Golden Lion career award he was given at the Venice Film Festival in 1995.
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