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'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

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'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

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'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

'Easy Rider' Cinematographer Kovacs Dies at 74

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Acclaimed cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs has died at the age of 74. Kovacs died Sunday night in his sleep; the cause of death has not been determined.

Among the dozens of films he shot over five decades: Easy Rider, Paper Moon, Five Easy Pieces and Shampoo.

Director Peter Bogdanovich, who worked with Kovacs numerous times, talks with Robert Siegel about the Hungarian-born cinematographer's style and his influence on American film.