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#1 Tim Tyler

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 02:27 AM

I regularly visit http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films and watch low-rez versions of old movies I've never heard of before. Usually they're not worth mentioning, however tonight I was pleasantly surprised by the 1963 serial killer film, The Sadist. Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is unexpectedly credited as "William Zsigmond". It was his first Hollywood feature.

It's hard to talk about the film's look given that I watched a 256kbs web version of the movie, but there's no mistaking Vilmos' talent. The whole movie was shot at one exterior location with just a few actors, and it definitely has a low budget B-movie feel, yet the blocking is impeccable and the many dolly moves are first class.

Check it out at http://www.archive.org/details/The_Sadist

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#2 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

Another Arch Hall, Jr. & Sr., movie that Zsigmond photographed was 'The Nasty Rabbit' AKA 'Spies-a-Go-Go'.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0058392/combined

Which also features Laszlo Kovacs as "the Idiot".

And inbetween, they were two of the four cinematographers on Ray Dennis Steckler's 'The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?'

http://imdb.com/title/tt0057181/combined

Once again, Laszlo goes in front of the camera as "man at carnival".
apparently he's the more photogenic of the two.

One of the other cameramen was Jos.Mascelli of the '4 Cs of Cinematography' fame.
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