The list of deaths that have occurred because of the COVID-19 continues to grow. What is certain is that the virus does not discriminate, nor by age or health, as well as several people who have their offices on issues related to the seventh art have lost the battle against the symptoms of the disease. Now, we know that the victim is more recent in this area is the cinematographer Allen Daviau.
Daviau died at age 77 in Los Angeles, California, specifically in the Field House and a Hospital of Cinema and Television, a retirement community for veterans of the industry. In accordance with The Hollywood Reporterthe photographer becomes with this in the fourth person is a resident of the facility whose demise was directly related to the coronavirus.
Today that dies, the cinematographer Allen Daviau, his colleagues remember him with much affection. Such is the case of Kees van Oostrum, president of the American Society of Cinematographers, who dedicated the following words in memory of the creative:
“It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to announce that last night he died my friend, and a great member of the society, mr. Allen Daviau. Allen began his career filming the first films of Steven Spielberg, including Amblin (1968), and had an impressive career as a cinematographer, with films that inspired us all.”
Creditor to 5 nominations for the Academy Award, other jobs for which Daviau is remembered are E. T.: The Extraterrestrial, The Empire of the Sun, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The color purple. In addition to being a frequent collaborator of Spielberg, also set down his compositions in several projects of Barry Levinson, as Avalon and Bugsy (the latter even earned him the ASC Achievement in Cinematography).
The last work in which he participated was Van Helsingin the year 2004, under the direction of Stephen Sommers and starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale.
Now that the death of the cinematographer Allen Daviau, his legacy will be present in the world of cinema forever.