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Born: May 14, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary Profession: Cinematography ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)
Follows the lives of renowned cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond, from escaping the 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary to present day. As film students in Hungary, they shot footage of the Russian invasion of Budapest and subsequently volunteered to smuggle it out of the country. Barely
2.
Cinematographer Style (2006)
Celebrates the art of motion picture photography, and examines how and why movies look the way they do. With interviews of 110 leading cinematographers around the world, director and cinematographer Jon Fauer explores how his colleagues use technique and technology, art and lighting to tell stories
3.
Our Daily Bread (2006)
A near-silent documentary about food-manufacturing factories. Splicing between unnamed men in space suits spraying peppers to surrealist landscapes where soft yellow chicks shoot out of slides by the hundreds and orchards of apples bob in a titanic swimming pool, we come to learn that eating starts
4.
Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap (2002)
A look at the extraordinary life and work of Swedish director of photography Sven Nykvist, famous for his collaboration with directors Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen. Diagnosed with an illness that inhibits his speech, the 77-year-old Nykvist was forced to end his 50 year career after finishing Alle
5.
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992) as Himself
Reknowned cinematographers discuss their influences, techniques and decisions on how to shoot films.
6.
Nyitott ablak (1988) as Novotny
7.
The Nasty Rabbit (1965) as The Idiot

Cinematography (feature film)

8.
Torn from the Flag (2007)
About Hungary's struggle for a national identity against the domination of Soviet Communism with special focus on the successful armed popular rebellion of October 1956 that was put down when the Soviets invaded Budapest. A handful impassioned survivors tell how they went from being idealistic commu
9.
Ljuset Haller Mig Sallskap (2002) as Cinematographer
A look at the extraordinary life and work of Swedish director of photography Sven Nykvist, famous for his collaboration with directors Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen. Diagnosed with an illness that inhibits his speech, the 77-year-old Nykvist was forced to end his 50 year career after finishing Alle
10.
Two Weeks Notice (2002) as Director Of Photography
Millionaire George Wade doesn't make a move without Lucy Kelson, his multi-tasking Chief Counsel at the Wade Corporation. A brilliant attorney with a strategic mind, she also has an ulcer and doesn't get much sleep. It's not the job that's getting to her--it's George. Smart, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a nanny than a Harvard-trained lawyer--and can barely choose a tie without her help. Now, after five years of calling the shots, on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits. Although George makes it difficult for Lucy to leave the Wade Corporation, he finally agrees to let her go--but only if she finds her own replacement. After a challenging search, she hires an ambitious young lawyer with an obvious eye on her wealthy new boss. Finally free of George and his 24-hour requests, Lucy is ready to change course and join her devoted boyfriend on an adventure at sea. Or is she? Confronted with the fact that Lucy is literally sailing out of his life, George faces a decision of his own: is it ever too late to say "I love you"?
11.
Return to Me (2000) as Director Of Photography
A man falls in love with a woman who has the transplanted heart of his dead wife.
12.
Miss Congeniality (2000) as Director Of Photography
After botching up an undercover assignment involving Russian mobsters, less-than-graceful FBI Agent Gracie Hart is placed on desk duty. However, when a terrorist, known only as The Citizen, threatens to disrupt the Miss America pageant, Gracie, unfortunately, is the only agent attractive enough to go undercover posing as Miss New Jersey.
13.
Jack Frost (1998)
A serial killer returns from death as a snowman, wreaking havoc.
14.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) as Director Of Photography
A 28-year-old woman, who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his "best man" and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows. Instead, she accepts the turn of events and realizes she doesn't need to be married to be happy.
15.
Multiplicity (1996) as Director Of Photography
Doug Kinney could use a miracle. A devoted husband, father and businessman, Doug is married to an adoring wife, and a demanding job, both of which leave him little time to enjoy either. With too much to do and not nearly enough time in which to do it in, Doug is ready to snap until he meets world-renowned geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him the chance to get control of his life by becoming the ultimate split personality and having himself cloned. If life was complicated with just one Doug, wait until he multiplies.
16.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Director Of Photography
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
17.
Copycat (1995) as Director Of Photography
Helen Hudson is a brilliant forensic psychologist who specializes in the study of serial killers. After one of her subjects attempts to kill her, Hudson suffers a nervous breakdown and becomes agoraphobic. However, when a series of ritualized murders baffle the San Francisco Police Department, M.J. Monahan, a feisty, intelligent detective, turns to the unwilling Hudson for help in finding the killer. The team of doctor and detective becomes a target when their quarry learns who is on his trail.
18.
Scout, The (1994) as Director Of Photography
The story of a baseball scout who discovers a talented but troubled ball player.
19.
Next Karate Kid, The (1994) as Director Of Photography
Mr. Miyagi takes a troubled teen girl as his newest pupil.
20.
Sliver (1993) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A woman grows suspicious of her landlord who has an affinity for voyeurism.
21.
Deception (1993) as Director Of Photography
A woman tries to discover the truth behind her husband's alleged death in a plane crash in Mexico.
22.
Radio Flyer (1992) as Director Of Photography
The story of two young brothers who escape from the harsh realities of life and abuse by their stepfather through fantasy.
23.
Shattered (1991) as Director Of Photography
A man awakes from a car accident with amnesia, but suspects their was some foul play that led to his accident.
24.
Say Anything (1989) as Director Of Photography
A high school boy tries to find a way to express his love to a fellow student before she leaves for England.
25.
Little Nikita (1988) as Director Of Photography
A teenager discovers his parents are "sleeper" KGB agents who, after being inactive for 20 years, are called upon to run one last dangerous mission.
26.
Legal Eagles (1986) as Director Of Photography
Chelsea has been accused of stealing a painting from a Manhattan art dealer. Her attorney, Laura Kelly, is so certain that the case involves far more than a stolen painting, that she involves D.A. Tom Logan in the investigation. Tom learns that Chelsea's father was an art collector and that Chelsea witnessed a fire in their home as a small child. The fire was thought to have destroyed the entire collection, so when one of the paintings goes on display at a Manhattan gallery, Tom realizes that Laura was right.
27.
Mask (1985) as Director Of Photography
A lady biker and her deformed son try to lead normal lives.
28.
Crackers (1984) as Director Of Photography
Sutherland is an unemployed security guard who pals around with a cadre of assorted misfits in the Mission District of San All the group members know Warden, who owns a pawnshop, but that doesn't prevent their planning to rob his safe while he is visiting his mother.
29.
Ghostbusters (1984) as Director Of Photography
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b
30.
Toy, The (1982) as Director Of Photography
On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat US Bates takes Eric to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor, Jack Brown, who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy," but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend.
31.
Frances (1982) as Director Of Photography
Actress Frances Farmer's mind snaps under the pressures of Hollywood life and a domineering mother.
32.
Legend Of The Lone Ranger, The (1981) as Director Of Photography
Biography of John Reid, alias the Lone Ranger.
33.
Inside Moves (1980) as Director Of Photography
After a failed suicide attempt, Rory (John Savage) finds himself frequenting an Oakland bar. There he meets other wounded individuals and manages to heal himself, and others, with humor and care.
34.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) as Director Of Photography
The story of young Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, western outlaws.
35.
Runner Stumbles, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
Father Rivard is a priest in a small, economically depressed coal mining town. Working on what he thinks is a "controversial" work, he lives with the brutal lives of his poor parishioners, the old, unfriendly nuns in the nearby convent, and his own self doubts. When Rita, an energetic and bright young Sister, arrives at the parish, he finds someone he can talk to, someone with whom he has much in common. This sets into motion a series of events that leads to Sister Rita's death - and the indictment of Father Rivard in that act.
36.
Heart Beat (1979) as Director Of Photography
The story of beat poet Jack Kerouac and his friends Neal and Carolyn Cassady during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
37.
The Last Waltz (1978) as Cinematographer
Legendary back-up group The Band teams with rock greats for a farewell concert.
38.
F.I.S.T. (1978) as Director Of Photography
A small-time union member trades his integrity for power within the organization.
39.
Paradise Alley (1978) as Director Of Photography
The three Carboni brothers struggle to escape poverty in New York's Hell's Kitchen during the 1940s. Victor is a brawny iceman, Lenny an injured war veteran, and Cosmo is a slick con man. Cosmo decides that their best bet to get out of the slums is Victor's strength and talks his slow-witted brother into participating in a series of punishing wrestling matches. As Victor begins to have some success as "Kid Salami," his rise to the top is threatened by a local gangster who schedules a 22-round fight between him and his vicious wrestler, "Frankie the Thumper."
40.
New York, New York (1977) as Director Of Photography
A jazz musician and a singer fight and love their way through the show biz world of the late forties.
41.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Additional Director Of Photography
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
42.
Harry And Walter Go To New York (1976) as Director Of Photography
Two hopless con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th century.
43.
Nickelodeon (1976) as Director Of Photography
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies' turbulent early years.
44.
Baby Blue Marine (1976) as Director Of Photography
A young man has failed his basic training to become a Marine and is sent home wearing "baby blue" fatigues which indicate his failure. On the way, he is mugged by a Marine who is unstrung by battle fatigue, and leaves the young washout in a hero's uniform. Proceeding to hitchhike home in the undeserved uniform, the young man arrives in a small Colorado town where he is assumed to be, and is treated like, a hero.
45.
Shampoo (1975) as Director Of Photography
A hairdresser expresses his fear of commitment by seducing his female clients.
46.
At Long Last Love (1975) as Director Of Photography
This film was Peter Bogdanovich's honor to musical comedies of the 1930s. A millionaire named Michael Oliver Pritchard III and a singer named Kitty O'Kelly meet and fall in love. Meanwhile, an indigent woman named Brooke Carter and an Italian gambler named Johnny Spanish meet and fall in love. All four people meet each other and become friends (actually, Kitty and Brooke had been friends since high-school), and soon, Brooke's crude, fun-loving maid Elizabeth falls in love with Michael's valet Rodney James. Later on, Michael and Brooke fall in love, and Kitty and Johnny decide to follow them around. In order to make Brooke and Michael jealous, they try to look like they are falling in love as well. Eventually, Michael and Johnny get into a fight but then immediately make up. Soon, Brooke and Kitty make up. The two couples pair off successfully and they live happily ever after.
47.
For Pete's Sake (1974) as Director Of Photography
A woman goes to outlandish extremes to make her husband rich.
48.
Huckleberry Finn (1974) as Director Of Photography
Mark Twain's famed tale of a Missouri bad boy who helps a runaway slave escape to the North.
49.
Freebie and the Bean (1974) as Director Of Photography
Freebie and the Bean are San Francisco police partners who are doing everything in their power to get a mobster named Red Meyers put away.
50.
Reflection of Fear, A (1973) as Director Of Photography
Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Mary Ure, Sondra Locke, Signe Hasso, Mitchell Ryan. Sondra Locke lives in a fantasy world in which she believes her doll, Aaron, is responsible for a series of brutal murders. This gender bender thriller, based on the novel GO TO THY DEATHBED, is imaginatively photographed by Laslo Kovacs.
51.
Slither (1973) as Director Of Photography
An ex-con and his misfit team search the underbelly of American life for a cache of embezzled loot.
52.
Steelyard Blues (1973) as Director Of Photography
Three wacky misfits band together with the primary purpose of their loose-knit association being to cheat the establishment. One of their crazy ideas involves building an airplane of questionable airworthiness. AKA "The Final Crash."
53.
Paper Moon (1973) as Director Of Photography
A fraudulent bible salesman reluctantly adopts a tough little girl who could be his daughter.
54.
Rebel Rousers (1970) as Director of Photography
A businessman fights to rescue his pregnant girlfriend from a motorcycle gang.
55.
Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969) as Director of Photography
56.
Mantis in Lace (1968) as Director of Photography
57.
Single Room Furnished (1968) as Director of Photography
58.
A Man Called Dagger (1968) as Director of Photography
59.
Psych-Out (1968) as Director of Photography
A deaf girl gets mixed up in drugs and free love while searching for her missing brother.
60.
Hells Angels on Wheels (1967) as Director of Photography
A gas station attendant falls for the girlfriend of a vicious motorcycle gang.
61.
Mondo Mod (1967) as Director of Photography
62.
The Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill (1966) as Director of Photography
63.
The Nasty Rabbit (1965) as Assistant Camera
64.
The Time Travelers (1964) as Camera Operator
A time travel experiment that was supposed to produce a window into time turns out to be a portal instead. One of the experimenters steps through into a not-too-distant-future world that has been destroyed by nuclear war. Some of the others follow, but then the portal phases out and they can't get back. Things just get worse after that. They run across a rocket that has landed to escape pursuing enemies, bearing scientists who survived the war, and many android "slaves." The time travellers are invited to escape when the ship is again ready to blast off - but just before that happens, the scientits' enemy returns and fires on the sitting-duck ship. A very bad day for the scientists turns terminal at that point, and the 20th-century Earthlings barely escape with their skins.

Producer (feature film)

65.
Torn from the Flag (2007)
About Hungary's struggle for a national identity against the domination of Soviet Communism with special focus on the successful armed popular rebellion of October 1956 that was put down when the Soviets invaded Budapest. A handful impassioned survivors tell how they went from being idealistic commu

Title Design (feature film)

66.
Orphanage, The (2007)
Laura spent the happiest years of her childhood growing up in an orphanage by the seaside, cared for by the staff and fellow orphans whom she loved as brothers and sisters. Now, thirty years later, she returns with her husband Carlos and Simon, their 7-year-old son, with a dream of restoring and reo

Film Production - Main (feature film)

67.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Wayne and Garth continue to host their late-night cable-access TV show, but the former yearns to accomplish something more with his life. Suddenly, a vision comes to him--he'll stage a marathon rock concert known as Waynestock!
68.
Rose, The (1979) as Additional Photography (Concert Scenes)
The tragic story of a self destructive rock star, modeled after Janis Joplin.

Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (feature film)

69.
Passport To Murder (1992)
While visiting in Paris, a socialite finds herself the target of life-threatening attacks by strangers who insist she's carrying something of value.

Cinematography (special)

70.
Directed By John Ford (2006) as Director Of Photography
Newly updated and re-edited version of the 1971 documentary chronicling the career of maverick director John Ford. Narrated by Orson Welles.

Film Production - Main (special)

71.
Elvis' Graceland (1987) as Photography
A tribute to Elvis Presley by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley as she tours the house and grounds of Graceland, his Memphis estate. The program also includes comments from friends and colleagues.

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