Storaro Remembers Bertolucci in Exceptional New Book

The cinematographer’s latest tome details their extraordinary collaborations — including The Conformist, The Last Emperor and Little Buddha.

ASC Staff

The 300-page book Vittorio Storaro on Bernardo Bertolucci Movies offers a candid look at one of modern cinema’s most celebrated cinematographer-director working relationships.

As Storaro himself explains:

The project was initiated by the cinematographer during the Covid-19 lockdown. In it he recounts his personal experiences while making their nine feature films together: Before the Revolution (1964, on which Storaro served as camera assistant for Aldo Scavarda), The Spider’s Stratagem (1970), The Conformist (1970), Last Tango in Paris (1972), 1900 (1976), Luna (1979), The Last Emperor (1987), The Sheltering Sky (1990) and Little Buddha (1993).

The filmmakers in 1970, while making The Conformist.

The two filmmakers were honored by the Milan Film Festival in May of 2018, with Bertolucci sadly passing just months later, on November 26. (Complete story here.)

The new book (in Italian and English) was created under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Culture, granted by Minister Dario Franceschini, and is being promoted as an Italian State Project.

A limited number of copies signed by Storaro are available through the ASC Store.

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