Acclaimed cinematographer Harris Savides dies

  • Cinematographer Harris Savides and director Sofia Coppola on the set of "Somewhere." Focus Features

    Harris Savides, the acclaimed cinematographer who worked frequently with such visually renowned directors as David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Gus Van Sant and Sofia Coppola, has died at 55.

    He died Wednesday night in New York, where he'd spent most of his life, the American Society of Cinematographers said. Savides' wife, Medine, told The New York Times the cause of death was brain cancer.

    Savides was known for vividly recreating the hazy hues of 1970s cinema in films like Fincher's "Zodiac," Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," and for mesmerizingly fluid, long takes with Van Sant in movies including "Last Days," "Elephant" and "Gerry." He was also the director of photography on Van Sant's more mainstream movies, "Finding Forrester" and "Milk."

    Click through to view images from some of Savides' most notable films.

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