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Best Movie for Cinematography?

Post by SE7 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:28 pm

Hey guys. What's your guys' favorite movie that showcases some of the best cinematography you've ever seen?

For me:

1. Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)
2. The Road to Perdition
3. The Matrix
4. I can't really think right now, so I'll add more of my favorites later.

What's your list?

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Post by Direktor » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:20 am

Leon The Professional. AMAZING Cinematography!

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Post by SE7 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:05 am

Awesome. I haven't seen that one before... might have to check it out.

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Post by ALove » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:25 am

Apocalypse Now. There's something about it.
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Post by foxwood » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:35 pm

Children of Men
barry Lynden (or however its spelled) the lighting aspect of it at lest, looks great duller then all hell.
Citizen Kane probably the only part of that over-rated film that is worth talking about still today
Just about anything that Conrad Hall did in his lifetime

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Post by SE7 » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:22 pm

Yeah, I agree... Children of Men is amazing not only cinematography, but choreography (7+ minute long shots).

And Conrad Hall is great too!

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Post by Gyro » Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:32 pm

Se7en: Darius Khonjhi
2001: A Space Odyssey: Geoffrey Unsworth
Hero: Christopher Doyle
Zodiac: Harris Savides
To Kill A Mocking Bird: Russell Harlan
Traffic: Steven Sodebergh
Road to Perdition: Conrad L. Hall
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Conrad L. Hall
The Exorcist: Owen Roizman
The Shawshank Redemption: Roger Deakins

Some of my all time favorites, old and new.
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Post by britishbulldog » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:16 pm

not saying these are the best but i thought they were very good: The Pianist, and dont laugh... Star Ship Troopers

the worst in my opinion has to be man on fire it was like an hour and half long music video

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Post by maj_barnes » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:20 am

In no particular order:

The Insider
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Fight Club
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
the worst in my opinion has to be man on fire it was like an hour and half long music video
You deserved to be slapped.

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Post by SE7 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:18 am

LOL! Man on Fire was pretty good, I don't know what you're talking about.. hehe.

Good lists guys, I agree with all of 'em.

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Post by Knightly » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:53 pm

Lemony Snickets
Casablanca
Panic Room
Pan's Labyrinth
Low/No budget cinema that looks like a million Bucks!
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Post by SE7 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:45 pm

Just re-watched it last night, and I have to say 'A Beautiful Mind' has some really stunning cinematography... but it's very subtle, which I think cinematography is supposed to be.

The lighting is just brilliant. It looks very organic...

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Post by britishbulldog » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:14 pm

i say music video because none of the camera shots last more than 3 seconds ... seriously !! i want to slap that director i had such a headache after that film

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Post by Gyro » Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:10 am

You kiddin' me? Paul Cameron is one of my favorites! Man on Fire, Collateral, Deja Vu, Beat the Devil. Come on!
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Post by maj_barnes » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:02 am

Gyro wrote:You kiddin' me? Paul Cameron is one of my favorites! Man on Fire, Collateral, Deja Vu, Beat the Devil. Come on!
Didn't he leave Collateral a few weeks into filming?

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Post by SE7 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:49 am

He did Beat the Devil? The BMW film?

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Post by Gyro » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:02 am

He left because of "artistic differences". Which, my interpretation would be, Michael Mann is a complete d-bag on set, so anyone would probably leave on set too. But, he did do all the preproduction planning which Dione Beebe based the rest of his work on... so, yeah.

And yes, he shot "Beat the Devil".
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Re: Best Movie for Cinematography?

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Re: Best Movie for Cinematography?

Post by Ornsack » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:32 pm

Good one.

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