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Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80; cinematographer worked with Milos Forman
Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80; cinematographer worked with Milos Forman

Miroslav Ondricek, a Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for Academy Awards, has died. He was 80. Czech public television announced Ondricek's death Sunday in Prague, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given. Ondricek was behind the camera for about 40 films but was best known abroad for his collaborations with his friend and director Milos Forman, who settled in the United States after the 1968 Soviet-led invasion crushed the Prague Spring's liberal reforms in Czechoslovakia. Ondricek's work on Forman's "Ragtime" and "Amadeus," which examined the relationship between Mozart and rival composer Antonio...

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