Camillo Bazzoni

Camillo Bazzoni (born 29 December 1934) is an Italian cinematographer and film director.

Born in Salsomaggiore Terme, Bazzoni started as camera operator in 1960.[1] From 1967 he worked as cinematographer with, among others, Lina Wertmüller, Mario Monicelli, Salvatore Samperi, Massimo Troisi, Franco Rossi. He was also second unit camera operator in Warren Beatty's Reds.[2]

After a series of documentaries and short films, in 1968 Bazzoni debuted as film director with a Macaroni Combat, Suicide Commando, and a spaghetti western, A Long Ride from Hell.

He is the younger brother of the director Luigi Bazzoni and the cousin of Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro.[3]


  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002.
  2. Stefano Masi. Dizionario mondiale dei direttori della fotografia. Recco, Le Mani, 2007.
  3. Marco Giusti. Dizionario del western all'italiana. Mondadori, 2007. ISBN 88-04-57277-9.

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