Aldo Tonti

Aldo Tonti (2 March 1910 – 2 July 1988) was an Italian cinematographer.

Born in Rome, Tonti started his career as photographer, then entered the industry of cinema as assistant camera operator.[1] He debuted as cinematographer in 1939, with Piccoli naufraghi by Flavio Calzavara; his first important work was Ossessione by Luchino Visconti.[2] His works include films by Federico Fellini, King Vidor, Richard Fleischer, Roberto Rossellini, John Huston, Alberto Lattuada, Mario Monicelli, Sergio Sollima, Pietro Germi, Dino Risi, Marco Ferreri. In 1961 he won a Silver Ribbon for best cinematography for Nicholas Ray's The Savage Innocents.[3] Tonti retired in 1982.

Selected filmography


  1. "Morto Aldo Tonti maestro della luce". La Repubblica. 10 July 1988. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  2. "E' morto Tonti: fotografò "Ossessione" di Visconti". La Stampa. 10 July 1988.
  3. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.
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