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History of Cinematography: MCCABE & MRS. MILLER w/ Guest

  • Global Cinematography Institute 6060 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028 (map)

OK, OK, so this directly conflicts with the Jean Painleve event at REDCAT. However, what sort of curator and cinephile would I be if I didn't recommend an event boasting a Q&A with the acclaimed cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond? Alongside Vittorio Storaro and Laszlo Kovacs, in my mind Zsigmond completes the triumvirate of talented, beautifully reckless wunderkinds who came to the United States and wound up all but defining 'cinema' as it applies to the New Hollywood era filmmaking. That is to say that Zsigmond is one of the most influential cinematographers to ever operate a camera. His work on Brian De Palma's BLOW OUT alone - awash in its hauntingly patriotic reds, whites, and blues - is enough to make any career. The film in question is MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, a revisionist Western that defies narrative convention as much as it rewrites the rules of the genre - most noticeable at least initially by way of the snow-covered landscape. Plus, this event is only $5. How can you really go wrong? - SBP 

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