Thursday, September 21, 2006

SVEN NYKVIST 1922-2006

Master cinematographer Sven Nykist, who famously shot films for Ingmar Bergman (The Virgin Spring, Persona, The Serpent’s Egg, Fanny and Alexander), but who also lent his sensitivity and inspiration to films as varied as Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby, Dino De Laurentiis’ remake of Hurricane, Bob Rafelson’s The Postman Always Rings Twice, Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, Nora Ephron’s Mixed Nuts and Philip Kaufman’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, has passed away. You can read Edward Copeland’s appreciation here, which includes a link to the obituary printed in the Los Angeles Times. Nykvist, who shot over 100 films and won Oscars for his work on Fanny and Alexander and Bergman’s Cries and Whispers, was 83 years old.


Anonymous said...

I was saddened by the news of Sven Nykist’s passing. It seems like his name would emerge from time to time in interviews, reviews, and articles and always stayed with me. His art, craftsmanship, and a part of himself are in some many movies that I cherish.

The Wrong Box said...

Let's not forget Agnes of God.