After Haskell Wexler passed this week, our thoughts immediately turned to his contemporary Vilmos Zsigmond. Unfortunately our fears have been realized much sooner than we thought : (
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.
One Perfect Shot: ONE OF THE GREATS HAS GONE, VILMOS ZSIGMOND PASSES AWAY AT 85
Also check out the great documentary film No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos