Cinematographer Extraordinaire Vilmos Zsigmond Could Light Up the Night, and the Daytime Too

Cinematographer Extraordinaire Vilmos Zsigmond Could Light Up the Night, and the Daytime Too

We lost another amazing artist.

LOS ANGELES, CA - 1990:  Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond poses during a 1990 Los Angeles, California, photo portrait session. The Hungarian-born Zsigmond, a much-in-demand filmmaker in Hollywood, worked on the recent film "The Black Dahlia." (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – 1990: Academy Award-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond poses during a 1990 Los Angeles, California, photo portrait session. The Hungarian-born Zsigmond, a much-in-demand filmmaker in Hollywood, worked on the recent film “The Black Dahlia.” (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

“Zsigmond died on January 1, at age 85, leaving behind not just an almost uniformly gorgeous body of work, but also a track record of having worked with a wide range of directors of clashingly disparate temperaments and sensibilities, from loose-limbed iconoclast Altman to ardent craftsman Brian De Palma, from obsessive landscapist Michael Cimino to dreamspinner Steven Spielberg.”