RIP Marcello Gatti

Italian cinematographer Marcello Gatti died in Rome yesterday November 26, 2013. He was 89. Born in Rome on February 9, 1924, Gatti became one of Italy’s greatest cameramen and cinematographers. He’s best remembered for his cinematography on “The Four Days of Naples” (1962), “The Battle of Algiers” (1966) and “Burn!” (1969). Gatti won 5 Silver Ribbons during his distinguished career. He has long been the president of the AIC (Association of Italian directors of photography). Marcello was the cinematographer on three Euro-westerns: “The Ruthless Colt of the Gringo” (1965), “The Tall Women” (1966) and “Bastard, Go and Kill” (1971).

I haven’t got to know his name so far, but I remember his cinematography for Battle of Algiers as well as Burn! being absolutely splendid. It’s a very bad year for Italian cinema. RIP.