Den legendariske filmfotografen Vilmos Zsigmond ASC HSC, døde 85 år gammel, den 01.01.2016. Zsigmond, ble regnet som en av filmhistornes 10 mest innflytelsesrike fotografer, deriblandt for sitt arbeid på The Deer Hunter, Blow Out, Deliverance og Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Variety.com skriver følgende i sin nekrolog:
Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, winner of an Oscar for his achievements on “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and a nominee for “The Deer Hunter,” “The River” (1984) and the “The Black Dahlia” (2006), has died at 85. His business partner Yuri Neyman said he died January 1.
Over a period of five decades in Hollywood, his other outstanding achievements included “Deliverance,” “Blow Out,” “The Ghost and the Darkness” and such Robert Altman films as “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “The Long Goodbye.” And he considered it the ultimate compliment that no two of his movies looked alike.
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