Franco Delli Colli

Franco Delli Colli (2 March 1929 – 22 April 2004) was an Italian film cinematographer.

Franco Delli Colli
Born(1929-03-02)March 2, 1929
DiedApril 22, 2004(2004-04-22) (aged 75)
RelativesTonino Delli Colli (cousin)

Born in Rome, he began to work in the late 1940s with his cousin Tonino Delli Colli as camera operator and assistant cinematographer,[1] and worked with him to dozens of films, including Dino Risi's Poveri ma belli, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Accattone and Mamma Roma and Luchino Visconti's The Leopard.[2] In the early 1960s, Delli Colli started his career as cinematographer, working mainly in genre films; his credits include Pupi Avati's Balsamus and Zeder, Giulio Questi's Django Kill, Lamberto Bava's Macabre and Sidney Salkow's The Last Man on Earth. In early nineties he retired from cinema to dedicate himself to design a right lighting to improve the appearance of the most famous and frequented places in Italian art cities.[2]


  1. ^ "Franco Delli Colli, Italienischer Kameramann gestorben". Persoenlich. 25 April 2004. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b Maria Pia Fusco (24 April 2004). "E' morto Franco Delli Colli l' occhio di Cinecittà". La Repubblica. Retrieved 6 April 2012.

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