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Vilmos Zsigmond: the cinematographer who transformed how films look

6 January 2016 10:09 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Along with his lifelong friend, László Kovács, the late Hungarian was a master of lenses and light, and their combined effect on cinema is impossible to overstate

The magnificent career of Hungarian-born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond received a small and delightful capstone in 2015 when movie-crazy TV chef and longtime Zsigmond-idolator Anthony Bourdain chose him as his guide to the mysteries and splendours of Budapest, where Zsigmond had studied cinematography at the State Academy of Drama and Film in the early 1950s.

The 6ft 4in Bourdain was led around the city by this tiny and birdlike 84-year-old – armed as ever with his camera – who led him to the abandoned headquarters of the Soviet-era security services, to favourite old restaurants, and laid out his early life while sitting neck-deep and naked in one of the city’s legendary bathhouse pools. Exiled from Hungary almost 60 years earlier and domiciled thereafter in the United States, »

- John Patterson

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