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#1 Matt Sandstrom

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 12:53 PM

link in swedish:

http://www.aftonblad...,890902,00.html

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#2 Jan Weis

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 01:07 PM

Here's a little info about his background

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Sven_Nykvist
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Posted 20 September 2006 - 01:34 PM

I dont know what to say... I was watching "Far From Heaven" then while watching the movie I thought of making a search about Sven Nykvist to read more about his methods. The movie ended I came to my computer and I found out he just died minutes ago.

May your soul rest in peace. Your legacy will live on and inspire thousands...
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#4 Tim Partridge

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 03:07 PM

What's to say?

An inspirational, living legend. He never stopped shooting up until his tiny 2000-2006 retirement period (from movies).

My favourite Nykvist quote, that sums up everything great about him (and any great artist) [referenced by Stephen Goldblatt in a 2002 AC]:

"It has taken me thirty years to arrive at simplicity."
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#5 Ignacio Aguilar

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 04:07 PM

Very sad news.

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At least his work will inspire us forever.
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#6 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:03 PM

Very sad news.

:(

At least his work will inspire us forever.


His work inpisred me to become a cinematographer. This news horrable news.
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#7 Jon-Hebert Barto

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 07:30 PM

Simply put, the man was a giant.
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#8 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 07:39 PM

A true master that will always be a source of inspiration.
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#9 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 08:00 PM

Very sad indeed. However, he was quite ill the last couple of years and was unable to shoot (aphasia), even if he'd have wanted to. We must rejoice in the fact that he lived a rich and full life and achieved more than most cinematographers ever do. Hats off to a legend.
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#10 J. Michael Whalen

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 11:07 PM

A true loss of a master who had influenced almost everyone in this field to pick up a camera and a light meter. Though he had not worked in many years, the cinematic world is now a dimmer place.
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#11 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:37 AM

He was a master of subtle, poetic lighting and also lit women beautifully -- and a great visual storyteller. This would be a good time to revisit his films.

I had just gotten the Criterion "Fanny and Alexander" DVD and watched the behind-the-scenes documentary on it.
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#12 Andrew Koch

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 03:17 AM

I am very sad to hear this. His work has been a real inspiration to me and I am sure he has inspired many others. I find Winter Light to be one of the most beautifully photographed films EVER. When the trends were to overlight and be stagey, Sven Nykvist kept it simple and elegant. No one made films quite like Nykvist. I can only hope to be a fraction of the cinematographer that Sven Nykvist was.
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#13 Ram Shani

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:24 AM

sad news but like a true master his art will live on forever

he will be with us for as long as cinema will live
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#14 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:32 AM

NPR interview with Lasse Hallstrom from today's 'Day to Day':

http://www.npr.org/t...storyId=6124488
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