RIP VILMOS ZSIGMOND (1930-2016)

 

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One of the great cinematographers in the history of the medium of film is dead at the age of 85. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the last thing to do is fill up this space with a flurry of vowels and consonants. The only proper way to honor Vilmos Zsigmond is through the glory of his own imagery. Here is only a fraction, in no particular order:

 

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Scarlett Johansson in Universal Pictures' The Black Dahlia - 2006

 

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Assassins (1995)

 

The Long Goodbye (1973)

 

 

Jinxed! (1982)

 

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

 

 

Intersection (1994)

 

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Scarecrow (1973)

 

 

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The Crossing Guard (1995)

 

Blow Out (1981)

 

Deliverance (1972)

 

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

 

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The Black Dahlia (2006)

 

The Deer Hunter (1978)

 

The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

 

Cassandra's Dream (2007)

 

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

 

Sliver (1993)

 

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

 

Playing by Heart (1998)

 

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The River (1984)

 

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Melinda and Melinda (2004)

 

The Sugarland Express (1974)

 

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The Long Goodbye (1973),,,,

 

Heaven's Gate (1980)

 

Obsession (1976)

 

Maverick (1994)

 

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Jersey Girl (2004)

 

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

 

The Witches of Eastwick (1987)

 

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)

 

Deliverance (1972)

 

Blow Out (1981)

 

 

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

 

The Hired Hand (1971)

 

 

— JON ZILLA.

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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