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Armando Nannuzzi

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Occupation  Cinematographer
Name  Armando Nannuzzi
Role  Cinematographer

Born  21 September 1925 (1925-09-21) Rome, Italy
Died  May 14, 2001, Ostia, Italy
Nominations  BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Movies  Maximum Overdrive, The Damned, Ludwig, Natale In Casa D'Appuntamento, Silver Bullet
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Armando Nannuzzi (21 September 1925 – 14 May 2001) was an Italian cinematographer and camera operator active from the 1940s until the 1990s. His career spanned six decades and over a hundred films.



Nannuzzi briefly worked in the United States in the mid-1980s, and during this period he collaborated with horror novelist Stephen King on King's directorial debut, Maximum Overdrive.

An accident occurred on 31 July 1985, during shooting in a suburb of Wilmington, North Carolina for Maximum Overdrive. A radio controlled lawnmower used in a scene went out of control and struck a block of wood used as a camera support, shooting out wood splinters which injured Nannuzzi, the director of photography on the production. As a result, Nannuzzi lost his right eye.

After the incident, Nannuzzi sued Stephen King, and 17 others, on 18 February 1987 for $18 million in damages due to unsafe working practices. The suit was settled out of court.

Other films in which he served as a cinematographer include Sandra (1965) and Frankenstein Unbound (1990). He was also a frequent collaborator of Mauro Bolognini's.

Nannuzzi died on 14 May 2001 in Ostia, Italy, although some sources say he died in April 2001. He was 75.


1955 Lo Svitato 1956 La Finestra sul Luna Park 1956 Donna del giorno 1957 Mariti in città 1958 Giovani mariti 1958 Tre straniere a Roma 1958 Mogli pericolose 1959 Tunisi top secret 1959 Tutti innamorati 1959 La Notte brava


1962 Mafioso 1965 Sandra 1969 The Damned


1970 Waterloo 1977 Jesus of Nazareth 1978 La Cage aux Folles


1980 La Cage aux Folles II 1985 Silver Bullet 1986 Maximum Overdrive


1990 Frankenstein Unbound


Armando Nannuzzi Wikipedia

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