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ASC: A Spectactle in CInematography

By: SaintAm​our Brennan

" Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language. " ~ Conrad Hall

Whether you agree with the quote is irrelevant Cinematography is the language in which films communicate.
This my list of 25 Favorite films exhibiting spectacular elements of a Cinematographers craft. (Only the top 5 are in any order)

 

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Tony McIntosh

30Dec09

Very diverse list, with many of my favorites on it -- and a couple I've never heard of. I will familiarize myself with those. Persona, Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane, Days of Heaven and City of Lost Children jump out at me the most. Assassination of Jesse James -- the newest film here -- had this dreamlike, haunting beauty that just made me want to watch it with the sound off.

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mark kaiser

29Dec09

At last, film-noir is given due credit with Double Indemnity, though I think it should have been something by John Alton. No Alton - no serious list in my book.

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Daniel McCarthy

29Dec09

Good to see Jesse James in there, thought it was one of the most heart stoppingly beautiful films of recent years.

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H. K. ‡

17Dec09

Good call on The Man Who Wasn't There: Excellent use of black and white photography, on par with the best American noir films of the 40s and 50s. Visually it is the Coen Brothers' best effort.