Martelli, Otello

(1902-2000)
   Cinematographer. Martelli began working as a cameraman at Caesar Film in 1916 and graduated to director of photography on a number of films directed by Roberto Roberti before joining the Istituto LUCE in the mid-1920s. In 1928 he followed and recorded Umberto Nobile's hapless expedition to the North Pole in his feature-length documentary Le gesta dell'Artide (Exploits in the Arctic Region, 1928). On his return, he joined the newly revived Cines, where he worked as cinematographer on a host of films that included Alessandro Blasetti's Vecchia guardia (1933), Mario Camerini's Daw un milione (I'll Give a Million, 1935), and the first film to star comic actor Toto, Fermo con le mani (Hands Off Me! 1936), directed by Gero Zambuto.
   After the war he collaborated with Roberto Rossellini on Paisa (Paisan, 1946), Stromboli, terra di Dio (Stromboli, 1949), and Francesco, giullare di Dio (Francis, God's Jester, 1950), on many of Giuseppe De Santis's films, including the extremely successful Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949), and with Federico Fellini on I vitelloni (Spivs, 1953), La strada (1954), Il bidone (The Swindlers, 1955), Le notti di Cabiria (The Nights of Cabiria, 1957), and La dolce vita (1960). Although not unduly enthusiastic about color, he photographed Vittorio De Sica's La riffa (The Raffle) and Fellini's Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio (The Temptations of Dottor Antonio), and two episodes of Boccaccio '70 (Boccaccio 70, 1962), as well as Abel Gance's final film, Cyrano et D'Artagnan (Cyrano and D'Artagnan, 1964), before retiring from the industry in 1966.
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

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  • Martelli, Otello — (1902 2000)    Cinematographer. Martelli began working as a cameraman at Caesar Film in 1916 and graduated to director of photography on a number of films directed by Roberto Roberti before joining the Istituto LUCE in the mid 1920s. In 1928 he… …   Historical dictionary of Italian cinema

  • Martelli, Otello — • МАРТЕ ЛЛИ (Martelli) Отелло (р. 10.5.1903)    итал. оператор. В кино с 1919. Работал как ассист. оператора, затем как документалист. Снял множество фильмов, однако подлинный расцвет деятельности М. связан с картинами мастеров неореализма: Р.… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Otello Martelli — Born 19 May 1902 Rome, Italy Died 20 February 2000 Otello Martelli (19 May 1902 – 20 February 2000) was an Italian cinematographer. Born in Rome, he began work in 1920. He collaborated with Roberto Rossellini, Alberto Lattuada, Federico Fellini …   Wikipedia

  • Otello Martelli — (* 19. Mai 1902 in Rom; † 20. Februar 2000 ebenda) war ein italienischer Kameramann. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Filmografie (Auswahl) 3 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Otello Martelli — Otello Martelli, né le 19 mai 1902 à Rome (Italie), où il est décédé le 20 février 2000, est un directeur de la photographie italien. Biographie Chef opérateur de quatre vingts films (italiens surtout, ainsi que des co… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Martelli — puede hacer referencia a: Personas Alex Martelli, informático italiano. Antonio Martelli, condotiero italiano. Augusto Martelli, compositor italiano. Camilla Martelli, noble italiana. Carlo Martelli, compositor inglés. Claudio Martelli, político… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Martelli — may refer to: People Alex Martelli (born 1955), Italian computer scientist Carlo Martelli (born 1935), English composer Claudio Martelli (born 1943), Italian politician Esmond Martelli (1878 1926), Irish rugby union player Francesco Martelli… …   Wikipedia

  • Martelli — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Danilo Martelli (1923–1949), italienischer Fußballspieler Hugolin Martelli († 1523), Bischof von Lecce und Narni Hugolin Martelli († 1593), Bischof von Glandèves, Neffe des Vorigen Kathrin Martelli (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boccaccio '70 — Boccace 70 Boccace 70 Boccace 70 ou les obsessions du docteur Antoine Détail de l’Allégorie du triomphe de Vénus d’Il Bronzino (1540 1545) Titre original …   Wikipédia en Français

  • La Tentation Du Docteur Antonio — Boccace 70 Boccace 70 Boccace 70 ou les obsessions du docteur Antoine Détail de l’Allégorie du triomphe de Vénus d’Il Bronzino (1540 1545) Titre original …   Wikipédia en Français

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