I have so many, I don’t know where to start.
Mm, there’s one in 8 1/2 where the camera tracks Guido as he walks toward the tracks on the platform of a train station to meet the woman with whom he’s having an affair. The place where it stops has always been a perfect frame for me, centered perfectly on the Z axis with Guido becoming a set piece, framed symmetrically between two potted trees, benches, and the like. It’s a simple shot, perhaps not one well-toiled over, but perfectly executed, wonderfully efficient, and without any room for change.
Does anyone know how to paste images, this just isn’t working out.
i thought the close up/zoom in footage in blue velvet of the ants or beetles or whatever they were really changed my view of the possibilities of cinema, and how a director guides the audience
that’s the only one i can think of right now, besides any kubrick frame, which doesn’t come to mind as innovative, because i already expect to see such genius from him so genius from kubrick doesn’t surprise me
I like Kubrick’s work in The Shining. The majesty of the hotel, the linear look of the halls and palacial rooms, and the frozen frame of the halls as blood pours runs like a river. Fantastic! I love Another frame I enjoy is that moment where Indiana Jones slips and nearly falls as the gigantic boulder is bearing down on him. That frozen nanosecond stills holds a collective gasp from audiences everywhere.
How’d you go about that?
Which came first?
The film with the image you posted or POLTERGEIST?
(Pardon my ignorance in not recognizing the film.)
Frame from 8 1/2
Bah, html has let me down.
@ Walt: Just add an exclamation mark at the beginnig of your image-url and at the end of it (without the spaces)
e.g. ! http://www.url.com/yourimage.jpg !
@ Harry: It’s Bergman’s Persona, one of the most beautifully framed films of all time imho.
Without the spaces Walt!
Two of my favorites off the top of my head.
Yeah this is an extremely hard question but at the moment I can think of shot that I love in the film Stalker where the three characters are sitting down after their dispute. When it starts to rain in this shot I become overwhelmed with happiness.
Here you go, Michael. This truly is a magnificent shot (in a film filled with them):
Oh, and if you’re going to post a frame, be sure to say what it’s from.
Thanks Jordan, it wasn’t until now I understood how to do that exclamation mark method.
Marla Singer, Fight Club, of course
Coen Bros.‘s The Hudsucker Proxy
the composition in Paul Newman’s office is stellar too, but I couldn’t find a picture of that
And it goes without saying, but anything Kubrick does it just plain great. There would be too many pictures to reasonably post.
Hey, where do you from there?Anyone?
Also like this one.
From Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil”.
Thanks for the tip, Grey. I’ve wondered how pics are posted.
The Introduction to the GUNS OF THE NAVARONE. BIG FUCKING GUNS MATE.
Pretty much all images from Satantango.
Those shots across the balcony in Hou’s “All the Youthful Days” amazed me, but it may just be that I just watched it last night.
Pretty much all images from “The Third Man”. If I was computer literate I would post that final image of Alida Valli walking towards Joseph Cotten and the viewer with those trees on either side of her. Or that old man with the balloons. BALLOONS? Too many in that film.
Is that Keir Dullea?
good pick, Soybean. Just put exclamation points on either side of the image url. I didn’t know how until I read it in this thread