Mario Craveri

Mario Craveri (19021990) was an Italian cinematographer, director and screenwriter.

Born in Turin, Craveri debuted in 1919 as assistant operator but had his first official credit just in 1923, as "second camera operator" in Henry King's The White Sister.[1] Later dedicated to short documentaries and in 1933 he debuted as cinematographer with the Giovacchino Forzano's film Camicia nera.[1]

He won three Nastro d'Argento for best cinematography for Un giorno nella vita (1946), Green Magic (1954) and L'impero del sole (1957);[2] he was also awarded with a special Nastro d'Argento in 1955 for his use of CinemaScope in Lost Continent.[2]

In 1961 Craveri made his directorial debut with the drama film I sogni muoiono all'alba.[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.

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