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Laszlo Kovacs

Laszlo Kovacs

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Born: May 14, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Budapest, Hungary Profession: Cinematography ...
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1948:
Saw "Citizen Kane" which inspired him to become a cinematographer
1956:
Escaped Hungary during revolution alongside friend Vilmos Zsigmond
1957:
First documentary film credit, "Ungarn in Flammen/Revolt in Hungary"; comprised of footage shot by Kovacs and others during the 1956 Hungarian Revolt; broadcast on CBS in 1957
1957:
Immigrated to USA
1963:
Became US citizen
1963:
Was cinematographer on first US film, the short "Lullaby"
1964:
Served as camera assistant under Vilmos Zsigmond on first US feature, "The Nasty Rabbit"
1964:
Was camera operator under Vilmos Zsigmond on "The Time Travelers"
1965:
First US feature film as director of photography, "The Notorious Daughter of Fanny Hill"
1968:
First worked with Peter Bogdanovich on "Targets"
1969:
Had career breakthrough with "Easy Rider"; earned union card
1973:
Shot Bogdanovich's "Paper Moon" in black and white
1975:
Shot "Shampoo" directed by Hal Ashby
1976:
Last film with Bogdanovich for almost a decade, "Nickelodeon"
1977:
Recreated the look of 1940s film musicals for Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York"
1979:
Shot "The Rose"
1984:
Worked as cinematographer on "Ghostbusters"
1985:
Shot Bogdanovich's "Mask"
1987:
Did rare work in TV on the syndicated special "Elvis' Graceland"
1993:
Worked on the second unit photography of "Sliver"
1995:
Created the claustrophobic camerawork of "Copycat"
1997:
Photographed "My Best Friend's Wedding"
2000:
Served as director of photography for the film, "Miss Congeniality"
2007:
Shot "Torn From the Flag," a feature documentary about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; the film incorporates some of the footage that he and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, a Budapest film school graduate, photographed before fleeing the country and arriving in the United States

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