Obituaries

Harris Savides, renowned cinematographer; at 55

Harris Savides is shown on the set with Sofia Coppola. The last film he shot was Coppola’s ‘‘The Bling Ring.’’
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Harris Savides is shown on the set with Sofia Coppola. The last film he shot was Coppola’s ‘‘The Bling Ring.’’

LOS ANGELES — Harris Savides, the acclaimed cinematographer who worked frequently with Gus Van Sant and David Fincher, has died at 55.

Mr. Savides died Wednesday night, his representatives at the Skouras Agency confirmed Thursday. The agency did not release a cause of death.

Mr. Savides was known for vividly recreating the hazy hues of 1970s cinema in films like Fincher’s ‘‘Zodiac’’ and Ridley Scott’s ‘‘American Gangster’’ and for mesmerizingly fluid, long takes with Van Sant in movies including ‘‘Last Days,’’ ‘’Elephant’’ and ‘‘Gerry.’’ The last film he shot was Sofia Coppola’s ‘‘The Bling Ring,’’ based on the true story of teenagers who burglarized celebrities’ homes, which is due out next year.

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Mr. Savides also shot several influential music videos, working often with director Mark Romanek on clips including Michael Jackson’s ‘‘Scream’’ and Madonna’s ‘‘Rain.’’