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  • By David Hollingsworth
    April 08, 2015
    08:52 PM

    Nykvist.... one of the greatest cinematographers who ever lived. The way he used stark light to mask the intensity of his films was absolute magic.
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  • By Kevin K.
    April 09, 2015
    12:18 AM

    As much as Ingmar Bergman is a true genius, he owes a lot to Sven Nykvist. Two masters working together to create works of incomparable beauty.
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  • By Germenis
    April 09, 2015
    02:19 PM

    For my money, Nykvist is the greatest cinematographer. Bergman's imagery is for me the most captivating and beautiful in all of cinema--and much of that is due to Nykvist's ability to create light that is both harsh and soft; color that can never really be replicated or seen the same way again.
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  • By Kevin W.
    April 09, 2015
    03:24 PM

    One of the best -he did a great Polanski film -The Tenant. Also another great cinematographer.- Sacha Vierny ! (Greenaway and Renais films)
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  • By Kevin W.
    April 09, 2015
    03:32 PM

    Oh yes and Sacha Vierny did Bunuel's Belle de Jour !!
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  • By Josh D.
    April 10, 2015
    12:15 PM

    Not in the collection, but I love his work in Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. The color for which he is obviously great at capturing is just sucked out of the frames with no less stunning results.
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  • By Michael G.
    April 14, 2015
    04:49 PM

    Sven Nykvist, ASC was an artist who understood the power of simple visual concepts and the emotive landscape of the human face. His lighting, often accomplished with two or three small lights, got to the essence of what the character was experiencing. He did not create a visual house for the characters to live in; rather, he used his talents to show us where the character's mind was at, a visual representation of what he or she was feeling. In doing so, he made the audience identify with the drama on an entirely deeper level. His kind of craft and singular voice is a rare thing. Michael Goi, ASC
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  • By Christophe laurentin
    April 15, 2015
    01:09 PM

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mFxoF4qNK24/VHexqBVvCgI/AAAAAAAAAZc/gnXhjJtoxAs/s1600/Sven%2Bnykvist%2B1976-3-3-25a.jpg I wanted to add a picture of Sven Nykvist in the film "Le Locataire" but perhaps you could see it on my blog? I love his work in Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice.
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