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Zsigmond, Vilmos

Works: 266 works in 699 publications in 9 languages and 17,890 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Western films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  War films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vilmos Zsigmond
The deer hunter by Michael Cimino( Visual )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five friends, Michael, Nick, Steven, Stan, and Axel, who are from a small town in middle America, work in the stifling heat and infernal din of a steel mill. They blow off steam after work at a neighborhood tavern. They go deer hunting every fall. One day late in 1968, Michael, Steven, and Nick leave for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela; their wedding reception serves as the friend's farewell party. 30 years after it appeared, this film can still generate intense responses and controversy. Perhaps the best description of the subject was offered by film critic Roger Ebert, who said, "'The Deer Hunter' is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time."
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man becomes obsessed with aliens after having a close encounter, and a woman searches for the visitors who took her son. Their searches eventually lead them to each other and a government project
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police department. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel
McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town
Jersey girl by Liv Tyler( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ollie is madly in love with his wife. But when the Manhattan music publicist's wife dies in childbirth, Ollie's life becomes emotionally shattered. Not sure what to do next, he moves to New Jersey with his infant daughter to live with his dad. Juggling his career and single parenthood proves more than Ollie can manage, and one day he's fired after he bungles a major press event. He devotes his time to his daughter and ends up frequenting a local video store where he strikes up a friendship with a woman named Maya
Life as a house by Irwin Winkler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terminally ill man attempts to simultaneously reconnect with his estranged son and build the house of his dreams
The mists of Avalon by Anjelica Huston( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mists of Avalon follows the women of Avalon from their childhoods through the ultimate fulfillment of their destinies in the battle between Christianity and Paganism that threatens to bring down Arthur's kingdom
Blow out by Brian De Palma( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack is a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally, a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, this is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of moviemaking
The rose by Mark Rydell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bette Midler portrays a Janis Joplin-like rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard living [that] it eventually causes her downfall" -- Container
The long goodbye by Robert Altman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman successfully transports Philip Marlowe, incarnated by Elliott Gould, to the over-privileged, full-color 70s. Marlowe is lonely and shabby, yet does not seem an anachronism in the contemporary world. Unlike Bogart's Marlowe, this is a not especially tough Marlowe. He's a bright, conscientiously solemn nut, a guy who hopes for the best but expects the worst. This particular Philip Marlowe, despite evidence to the contrary, persists in believing that not all relationships need be opportunistic or squalid
Maverick by Richard Donner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brett Maverick ist auf dem Weg zu einem grossen Pokerturnier. Bei der ereignisreichen Anreise trifft er in der cleveren Annabelle und dem schlitzohrigen Sheriff Cooper auf Gleichgesinnte
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with 29 cinematographers and directors, this film documents the story of cinematography since the conception of cinema at the turn of the 20th century as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 films, tracing the evolution of motion-picture photography and innovations of cinematography and examining how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies
Michael Cimino's Heaven's gate by Michael Cimino( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoite vraie de la terrible bataille de Johnson County dans le Wyoming. 125 immigrants ont été assassinés par des mercenaires engagés par de riches propriétaires soutenus par le gouvernement
Fat Man and Little Boy by Roland Joffé( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the development of the atomic bomb by the Manhattan Project, during World War II, with emphasis on the relationship between General Leslie Groves, the project director, and scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer
The witches of Eastwick by George Miller( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra, Jane in Sukie so tri zdolgočasene samske ženske, ki živijo v majhnem puritanskem mestu Eastwick. Kot ločenke med meščani veljajo za čudne in neuspešne. Vse tri so kot nekakšne vešče, ki stojijo okoli ognjišča in kuhajo kdo ve kakšne ljubezensko-afrodizične napoje. Njihova srečanja so ob četrtkih ponoči na nenavadnih, srhljivih krajih. Njihove čarovnije so vse do prihoda Darryla Van Horna precej nedolžne in usmerjene na zapeljevanje moških Eastwicka. A ko vstopi v njihova življenja on, se igrivo kratkočasenje ob urokih spremeni v zlonamerno čarovništvo, ki dobi morilski značaj
The hired hand by Peter Fonda( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and German and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Nach sieben Jahren im Westen kehrt ein Mann mit seinem Freund resigniert zu Frau und Kind zurück, um seine Farm zu bebauen. Sein Leben wird jedoch durch die Folgen einer früheren Rachetat zerstört. Ein ausgezeichnet fotografierter und stilistisch bemerkenswert konsequent entwickelter Erstlingsfilm, der die Handlung zu einer elegischen, thematisch ungewöhnlichen Western-Ballade verdichtet [...]." []
The body by Jonas McCord( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An archaeologist uncovers a crucified body in Jerusalem which dates back to the 1st century A.D.A priest arrives to try and help determine if the body is the remains of Christ, making a tenuous alliance with the archaeologist as they investigate the find that threatens the foundations of Western religion
Scarecrow by Jerry Schatzberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max, just out of prison, plans to open a car wash in Pittsburgh. Lionel, back from five years at sea, wants to visit the child he's never seen. Meeting on the road, the 2 forge a touching friendship tempered through hard times
The two Jakes by Jack Nicholson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Chinatown, it is 1948 Los Angeles and private investigator Jake Gittes must solve a case of suspected adultery-turned-murder that's tied to a grab for oil and to Jake's own past
Deliverance by John Boorman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four businessmen take a canoe trip through rural Georgia, which proves far less relaxing than they had hoped for
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The deer hunter
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Zsigmond

Vilmos Zsigmond

Vilmos Zsigmond direttore della fotografia ungherese

Vilmos Zsigmond filmowiec węgierski, operator kamery

Vilmos Zsigmond Hongaars director of photography

Vilmos Zsigmond Hungarian cinematographer

Vilmos Zsigmond ungarisch-amerikanischer Kameramann

Zsigmond, Vilmos 1930-

Zsigmond Vilmos magyar-amerikai operatőr

Zsigmond , William

Zsigmond, William 1930-

Zsigmond, William 1930-2016

Zsigmund, William

Zsigmund, William 1930-

Zsigmund, William 1930-2016

Βίλμος Ζίγκμοντ

Вилмош Жигмонд

Вілмаш Жыгманд

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וילמוש זיגמונד

فيلموس زيغموند

ویلموش ژیگموند

வில்மோஸ் சிக்மண்ட்

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Life as a houseThe mists of AvalonFat Man and Little Boy