Monday, July 23, 2007

Laszlo Kovacs, R. I. P.

A name you've seen a zillion times.

• Hollywood Elsewhere •
MNO, a Budapest-based website, is reporting that the great cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs has passed on. Working backwards and choosing randomly from his credits: My Best Friend's Wedding, Multiplicity, The Scout, Radio Flyer, Say Anything, Little Nikita, Legal Eagles, Mask, Ghostbusters, Frances, Heart Beat, The Runner Strumbles, New York, New York, Shampoo, Freebie and the Bean, Paper Moon, Slither, Steelyard Blues, The King of Marvin Gardens, What's Up, Doc?, Pocket Money, The Last Movie, Alex in Wonderland, Five Easy Pieces. One of the very best. A legend.

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Todd Mason said...

Frequently his was the only worthwhile contribution to his early US work, notably in THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIE...thanks for the note...

Bill Crider said...

Now there's a great credit!

Todd Mason said...

As a weak segue, it's a pity Kovacs isn't around to lend a hand here:

Jonah Hex comes to the big screen
Written by: Rebecca Axelrad

DC comics brings Jonah Hex to life on the big screen

DC Comics is bringing their “Jonah Hex” character to the big screen. The masterminds behind “Crank,” Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are bringing the gunfighter-bounty hunter to movie life.

“The filmmakers are not making a straight-ahead Western,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, “but plan to develop the character with some of the supernatural overtones in the hopes of creating a franchise.”

Jonah Hex, prior to being infused with supernatural elements, was a Confederate officer whose face was terribly scarred. The comic was introduced in the 1970s and since has had a few comic book series.

Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman ("The Da Vinci Code") is set to produce the film along with Mad Chance Productions. Warner Brothers will release the film.

Bill Crider said...

I guess they won't be filming RIDERS OF THE WORM.