Wrap Shot: Blow Out

Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC readies actress Nancy Allen for just the right moment while filming director Brian De Palma’s high-tension thriller Blow Out (1981). At his right is 1st AC Michael Gershman, who also worked with Zsigmond on The Deer Hunter (1978), The Rose (1979) and Heaven’s Gate (1980). Gershman later became an operator and then a cinematographer in his own right, shooting such TV series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2001) and Crossing Jordan (2001-’03).


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