Who is Vilmos Zsigmond?
Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, revered as one of the most influential cinematographers in film history for his work on several classic films, including “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “The Deer Hunter,” died Friday. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Bergan, Ronald (January 4, 2016).
What is Stephen Zsigmond known for?
Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See full bio »
Where did Zsigmond go to college?
Zsigmond was born in Szeged, Hungary, the son of Bozena (née Illichman), an administrator, and Vilmos Zsigmond, a celebrated soccer player and coach. He studied cinema at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest. He received an MA in cinematography.
What movies and TV shows has David Zsigmond been in?
Zsigmond’s television work includes the HBO miniseries Stalin, for which he won the 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon. Zsigmond also shot 24 episodes of The Mindy Project between 2012 and 2014.
What kind of movies did Robert Zsigmond work on?
In 1978, Zsigmond worked on Michael Cimino ’s drama The Deer Hunter, starring Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken. Zsigmond’s visual work on the film earned him the 1980 BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography and another Academy Award nomination.
Where was Zsigmond born and raised?
Life and career. Zsigmond was born in Szeged, Hungary, the son of Bozena (née Illichman), an administrator, and Vilmos Zsigmond, a celebrated soccer player and coach.
How did Robert Zsigmond get to America?
In 1958 Zsigmond and Kovács arrived in the United States as political refugees and sold the footage to CBS for a network documentary on the revolution narrated by Walter Cronkite. In 1962, Zsigmond became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He settled in Los Angeles and worked in photo labs as a technician and photographer.