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Vilmos Zsigmond: ‘Cinema Needs Good Images’

Fresh from picking up the Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography award at Cannes this year, legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond talks to Filmmaker Magazine about what excited him as a DP.

He says, “I think film is about images. Cinema needs good images. I think that if you don’t have good images, it’s not going to be a film. I think all films should be really visual…You have to analyze the classics, the good movies. They all needed lighting because it’s like painting. What is good about the painting, you can do a picture in three hours, or you can do the same painting in 30 hours or 30 days, or 30 years. The more time you spend on it, the better probably it gets. In film it’s very important that everything has to be right.”

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