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The Oscars: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, who won an Academy Award for his achievements in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” has died at 85, according to Variety. His business partner Yuri Neyman said he died Jan. 1 of a combination of several illnesses. His other outstanding movies included “Deliverance,” “Blow Out,” “The Ghost and the Darkness” and such Robert Altman films as “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “The Long Goodbye.” He continued to work until 2014, recently shooting some episodes...
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