I need a list of the best lighted movies of all time. Go!
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Veronika Voss, Lola, Lili Marleen, the episode of Berlin Alexanderplatz where Reinhold murders Mietze
any of the von Sternberg/Dietrich movies
When it comes to lighting, first things that come to my mind are mostly black & white movies -
Through the Glass Darkly, The Trial, 81/2, Touchez Pas Au Grisbi, Out of the Past, The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse, Manhattan…
Kwaidan, The Trouble With Harry, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Trois couleurs: Rouge, Gattaca – to name a few…
Bringing Out the Dead, Raging Bull, Raw Deal, T-Men (anything directed by Anthony Mann and shot by John Alton), In the Mood for Love, The Scent of Green Papaya
Why, may I ask do you need a list? I’m curious about any method of formulating a list of films, and this is a new method for me.
I sceond: Night of the Hunter, Trois couleurs: Rouge, Manhattan, 8 1/2
I add: Blade Runner, Rififi
Winter Light (Bergman) and Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)—if only because in both there is on seen where passing light across a face is incredibly moving and expressive.
In Cold Blood, also, for the shot of the shadows of rain cast onto Robert Blake’s face. These aren’t general lighting environments but specific effects—so maybe I’m not answering what you’re looking for?
The Devil is a Woman
The noirs that John Altman shot for Anthony Mann
Justin Biberkopf is NOT a Fassbinder fan.
The Third Man. How can I possibly be the first to mention this one? Come on, man!
The Third Man
Days of Heaven
The Big Combo
Dreyer and Bergman’s pictures