Lassally in Crete with his Oscar
18 December 1926 |
Walter Lassally (born 18 December 1926) is a German-born British cinematographer.
Lassally was born in Berlin, Germany, and moved to England in 1939. He was closely associated with the Free cinema movement in the 1950s, and the British New Wave in the early 1960s. He also worked with Greek filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis between 1956 and 1967, and with James Ivory in the 1970s and 1980s. He now lives near Chania in Crete, where he shot Zorba the Greek in 1963.
His autobiography, Itinerant Cameraman, was published in 1987.
2008 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) International Achievement Award, presented at the 22nd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration on January 26, 2008, at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom, Los Angeles.
- Walter Lassally at the Internet Movie Database
- Walter Lassally at the British Film Institute's Screenonline
- Walter Lassally telling his life story at Web of Stories (video)
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