“Kovacs could film air like nobody I had ever seen”

Cinematographer Lazlo Kovac died this week – the American Society of Cinematographers has an account of his early life – from escaping Hungary in 1956, “carrying some 30,000 ft of film in sacks”, through early biker movies, to classics such as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, and on to Ghostbusters and more recent, if less acclaimed, films. Guardian obit here. Also at the Guardian Andrew Pulver has been hunting on YouTube and links 10 great clips of the master’s work. Post title is a quote from director Bob Rafelson.

A couple of other clips of Lazlo Kovac’s work. Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces

and Ghostbusters!