Vilmos Zsigmond Dead at 85

Robert Altman. Brian De Palma. Steven Spielberg. Woody Allen. Michael Cimino. George Miller. John Boorman. Legendary filmmakers, each and every one of them, but they’re all united by more than a shared mastery of the cinematic form. They all worked with legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, a crucial figure of the American New Wave of the 1970s whose work informed the visual style of Hollywood’s finest decade and whose contributions can still be felt today.

Zsigmond passed away on January 1, 2016 at the age of 85. His filmography, which contains more than a few masterpiece and features its fair share of the most iconic images in movie history, speaks for itself.

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