three scenes from Vertigo
- When Kim Novak stands by the Golden Gate and then throws herself into S.F bay
- When Kim and Jimmy Stewart kiss as the waves crash behind them
- When Kim and Jimmy embrace as the camera does a 360 turn in Kim’s hotel room revealing the convent
Also most scenes from Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove
A couple of establishing shots of the space ship from Ridley Scott’s Alien
The shot of Natalie Portman’s face in the pink wig at the strip club from Closer
The nighttime shots of Tokyo from Lost in Translation
The askew angles in the Third Man
The shots of the misty hills in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
The shot of Greta Garbo in Queen Christina when she’s remembering the room
Dušan Makavejev – W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971), out on everybody’s favourite DVD label.
Such a striking image indeed that it also graces the front cover of Amos Vogel’s seminal book “Film as a Subversive Art”.
Ah that’s one i liked enough to put on too! One of the excellent critic/writer Ray Durgnat’s favourite films, bunny girl gets framed
And who says Aeon Flux isn’t a great film…
Could someone please post a still from The Thin Red Line where the soldier’s wife (Miranda Otto) is at the beach? She’s looking at the camera I believe and the oceanic horizon is behind her.
nice^ The Avenue?
“The Pacific”=“The Avenue”
who lit that, Gordon Willis?
God. Or, yeah, Gordy.
ohh^ ¿qué película?
3) Nothing (personal favorite)
I think most people know how much I love Vincenzo Natali by now.
Charlize makes it a great film :)
I know it doesn’t count, but the Super Mario Bros. screenshot made me so happy.
I’ve been taking a bunch of my favorite frames and making Fake Criterion Covers over on that thread (in case you care to check them out). I just discovered this thread so I’ll have to help keep this one going as well. I kept trying to visualize that one frame of a film that captures the film. Of course some of them are just beautiful shots, aside from the meaning the film gives them.
Paths to Glory (couldn’t find the frame online, but this fake Criterion I did has it):
This great lobby shot from 2001: a space odyssey:
The opening shot from Lost in Translation:
A couple of just gorgeous shots from Tron:
Crap. I’ll do a better job of resizing next time.
What a moment!
I love this scene, the slow pull back from Daniel’s POV as he signals in the workers. Beautiful.
also, this one. This final image will always say perfection for me.
this is the best topic in this forum hehehe
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
How you respond to these images may well predict what you will think of the film, as it has long scenes of household chores in a few rooms, as here.