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#1 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

It's my very sad duty to report that Harris Savides has just died. Harris had been sick for awhile, but was as far as I know doing better. Don't know the final cause of death. Not only a brilliant DP and a true legend in his own time, but also by all accounts from people that knew him - a true gent.

Safe journey.

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#2 Gregory Earls

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:36 AM

Crushing news. Just noted last week that Harris shared the same birthday as my favorite painter, Caravaggio. Loved his work, my favorite music video of his, "Rain," is just inspirational. A fitting tribute on a rare rainy day here in Southern California... Rest in peace, Harris Savides..

RAIN - Director: Mark Romanek - Cinematographer: Harris Savides
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#3 Albert Smith

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

one of the greats.


Edited by Jake Zalutsky, 11 October 2012 - 10:52 AM.

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#4 John Holland

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

Scary how old was Harris anyone know ?
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

So sad to hear this. He was three years older than me so 55 maybe.
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#6 Freya Black

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

Everywhere I look cinema is dying. Heartbreaking really, it's good I'm so harsh these days but I still feel sad at it all. :(

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#7 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:43 PM

Really devastated to hear this. Last I heard he was on the road to recovery. What a terrible loss.


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#8 Matt Kolze

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

This is terrible. At least he is at peace.
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#9 Gareth Munden

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

I was lucky enough to chat with Harris at Camerimage a few years ago. A real gent and one of the greatest cameramen in the world.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:48 AM

Really devastated to hear this. Last I heard he was on the road to recovery. What a terrible loss.


http://stephenmurphy...avides-asc.html


You never mentioned that before! That's a great story! :)

At times like this it's great to hear nice stories about the people or to think of their work which lives on! I was very upset about the recent death of Chris Marker who was one of my favourite filmmakers but then I was remembering his film Sans-Soliel and it bought a big smile to my face! What a fantastic and beautiful film! :)

To that end I would remind UK people that Zodiac is available to watch for free on Blink Box!

http://www.blinkbox....es/28763/Zodiac

Just fire it up, shut off the sound and enjoy the magical pictures.

Also I can really recommend "Somewhere" by Sofia Coppola, I think it's much under-rated and is her best film bar the virgin suicides. Again nice work from Harris-Savides.

The really good news however, is that Mr Savides completed shooting a new work with Sofia called "The Bling Ring" about a bunch of teenagers who burgle celebrities homes. (Mostly Paris Hilton supposedly) So we can still enjoy more cinematography from him next year! :)
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#11 Mark McCann

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:26 AM

Tragic, he was a great cinematographer, fortunately he will still be remembered by alot of people for his art. R.I.P
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#12 timHealy

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Very sad news. I heard he had been ill as well but thought he was in recovery and on the road to better health and was back to work. I have had the opportunity to work on several jobs (several commercials, one movie, and several film additional photography scenes) with him and he was noting but pleasant and a gentleman.

Best

Tim

It's my very sad duty to report that Harris Savides has just died. Harris had been sick for awhile, but was as far as I know doing better. Don't know the final cause of death. Not only a brilliant DP and a true legend in his own time, but also by all accounts from people that knew him - a true gent.

Safe journey.

Harris picks favourite films


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#13 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:20 PM

I only got the news today! such a big loss for the cinema.

i feal verry sad, he was at the top of his career so many good films behind him at only 55.
so much knowledge, expérience gone

For a bunch of us in France we had a true respect and admiration for the art and kraft of this gentleman....

Goodbye Mr Savides and thank you for the show.... it was great movies, great moods, great emotions.
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#14 Maximilian Hillmer

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

I've already heard of it at the end of 2012 and I'm deeply saddened by the death of such a wonderful human being.
I had the hope that he can fight the disease and returns behind the camera and give us even more stunning images.
We thank you for your outstanding work.
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