Armando Nannuzzi

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Armando Nannuzzi
Born (1925-09-21)21 September 1925
Rome, Italy
Died 14 May 2001(2001-05-14) (aged 75)
Ostia, Italy
Occupation Cinematographer

Armando Nannuzzi (21 September 1925 – 14 May 2001) was an Italian cinematographer and camera operator active from the 1940s until the 1990s. His career spanned six decades and over a hundred films.

Biography[edit]

Nannuzzi briefly worked in the United States in the mid-1980s, and during this period he collaborated with horror novelist Stephen King on King's directorial debut, Maximum Overdrive.

An accident occurred on 31 July 1985, during shooting in a suburb of Wilmington, North Carolina for Maximum Overdrive. A radio controlled lawnmower used in a scene went out of control and struck a block of wood used as a camera support, shooting out wood splinters which injured Nannuzzi, the director of photography on the production. As a result, Nannuzzi lost his right eye.[1][2]

After the incident, Nannuzzi sued Stephen King, and 17 others, on 18 February 1987 for $18 million in damages due to unsafe working practices.[1] The suit was settled out of court.[3]

Other films in which he served as a cinematographer include Sandra (1965)[4] and Frankenstein Unbound (1990).[5] He was also a frequent collaborator of Mauro Bolognini's.[6]

Nannuzzi died on 14 May 2001 in Ostia, Italy, although some sources say he died in April 2001.[7] He was 75.

Filmography[edit]

1950s[edit]

1955 Lo Svitato
1956 La Finestra sul Luna Park
1956 Donna del giorno
1957 Mariti in città
1958 Giovani mariti
1958 Tre straniere a Roma
1958 Mogli pericolose
1959 Tunisi top secret
1959 Tutti innamorati
1959 La Notte brava

1960s[edit]

1962 Mafioso
1965 Sandra
1969 The Damned

1970s[edit]

1977 Jesus of Nazareth
1978 La Cage aux Folles

1980s[edit]

1980 La Cage aux Folles II
1985 Silver Bullet
1986 Maximum Overdrive

1990s[edit]

1990 Frankenstein Unbound

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "STEPHEN KING SUED OVER INJURY". The Washington Post. 21 February 1987. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Cheney, Matthew (4 August 2011). "Summer of '86: Maximum Overdrive". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Von Doviak, Scott (2014). Stephen King Films FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of Horror on Film. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781480386181. 
  4. ^ Bennett, Colin (30 December 1967). "A dream takes shape". The Age. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent (2 November 1990). "Roger Corman s Frankenstein Unbound (1990) Review/Film; 'Corman's Frankenstein Unbound'". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Lane, John Francis (15 May 2001). "Mauro Bolognini". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Armando Nannuzzi". People.theiapolis. 

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