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Sven Nykvist

Sven Vilhem Nykvist (3 December 1922 – 20 September 2006) was a Swedish cinematographer. He worked on over 120 films, but is known especially for his work with director Ingmar Bergman. He won Academy Awards for his work on two Bergman films, Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop) in 1973 and Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander) in 1983, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His work is generally noted for its naturalism and simplicity. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest cinematographers of all time. In 2003, Nykvist was judged one of history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey conducted by the International Cinematographers Guild.


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Born:
Dec 3, 1922 In Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden
Movie/TV Credits:
15
First Appeared:
In the movie Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie 1963-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie ...But Film Is My Mistress 2010-01-01
Known For
Poster of One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich
Poster of The Making of Autumn Sonata
Poster of Silence! Cameras! The Magic Flute!
Poster of Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie
Filmography
Movie ...But Film Is My Mistress Himself 2010-01-01
Movie Light Keeps Me Company Himself 2000-08-26
Movie One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich 1999-05-15
Movie Lumière and Company Himself 1995-01-01
Movie Visions of Light Unknown 1992-09-17
Movie Bygga bilder: Anna Asp om scenografi Himself 1990-09-09
Movie Foreign Filmmakers in Hollywood 1989-01-01
Movie Lighting Himself 1988-01-01
Movie Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Himself 1988-09-23
Movie Moscow Elegy Himself 1987-04-04
Movie The Making of Fanny and Alexander Himself 1984-09-16
Movie The Making of Autumn Sonata HImself 1978-01-01
Movie Silence! Cameras! The Magic Flute! Himself 1975-01-06
Movie Ingmar Bergman Himself 1972-03-17
Movie Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie Himself 1963-01-01