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It is always a great deal to know ppls favourite or liking dislikings, at times we like some purk and we forget in a day or two and at time we like and add it to our favourites life long. here are some of my favourite movies directors and cinemetographer -

 

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Movie

Raise The Red Lantern

Godfather II

Nostalghia

 

 

Director

Zhang Yimou

Andrei Tarkovsky

Krzysztof Kieślowski

 

 

Cinematographer

Christopher Doyle

Vadim Yusov

Zhang Yimou - as cinematographer

 

 

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Man, way too hard! I did think of your challenge in a different light. I chose the combination of film, director and cinematography that came together in such a way to

elevate all three into something truly unique or special. I came up with my choices by

voting with my money, those films that met the criteria and where I had paid money many times to view the film in a theater. The champs are:

 

Gone With the Wind

The Wild Bunch

Apocalypse Now

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You know I'm going to make a controversial statement, well I don't know how controversial it is really, but I don't like Kubrick. I mean his films are bombastic and overwhelming, but after the initial wonder I always forget them. I've probably given them 5/5 but in hindsight I just remember a cold spectacle. I generally don't like "show-offy" cinema, and I think Kubrick is the prime example of trying to show-off rather than tell a visual story. It's like he's trying to make the "best" film in every genre, you know, Sci-fi with 2001, horror with The Shining, comedy with Dr Strangelove etc.

 

I'd just thought I would share this because it's been bugging me for some time...

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For some reason, I'm obsessed with making lists like these.

 

Films:

1. In the Mood for Love

2. There Will be Blood

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

Directors:

1. Paul Thomas Anderson

2. Stanley Kubrick

3. Wong Kar-Wai

 

Directors of Photography:

1. Christopher Doyle

2. Robert Elswit

3. Harris Savides

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This is always a tough call, especially since I change my mind so much...

 

Movies:

Watchmen

Collateral

Le Femme Nikita

 

Directors:

Luc Besson

Michael Mann

Zack Snyder

 

Cinematographers:

Dante Spinotti

Paul Cameron

Dion Beebe

and I just discovered Glen MacPherson who I like a lot as well.

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There are tons of alternates that could fit in these lists but here's how I'm feeling at the moment:

 

 

 

Movies

 

Saving Private Ryan

Road to Perdition

Benjamin Button

 

 

Directors

 

David Fincher

Steven Spielberg

Darren Aronofsky

 

 

Cinematographers

 

Roger Deakins

Andrew Lesnie

Janusz Kaminski

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Movie: Amelie

Director:Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Cinematographer:Bruno Delbonnel

 

Movie:Vicky Christina Barcelona

Director:Woody Allen

Cinematographer:Javier Aguirresarobe

 

Movie:Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Director:Michel Gondry

Cinematographer:Ellen Kuras

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Movie:

Man on Fire

Apollo 13

Fight Club

 

Director:

Alfred Hitchcock

Clint Eastwood

Darren Aronofsky

 

Cinematographer:

Ernest Haller

Russell Carpenter

Wally Pfister

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Way too hard, but...

 

Movie:

 

The Searchers

The Natural

There Will be Blood

 

Director:

 

Alfred Hitchcock

John Ford

Vincent Minelli

 

Cinematographers:

 

Robert Hauser

Robert Richardson

Caleb Deschanel

 

Favorite Quote:

 

John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in The Searchers: "Injun will chase a thing till he thinks he's chased it enough. Then he quits. Same way when he runs. Seems like he never learns there's such a thing as a critter that'll just keep comin' on. So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turnin' of the earth."

 

That line is so loaded with what the character and film are about. Revenge, single mindedness and racism. It was deep, black and felt scary as was There Will be Blood.

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You know I'm going to make a controversial statement, well I don't know how controversial it is really, but I don't like Kubrick. I mean his films are bombastic and overwhelming, but after the initial wonder I always forget them. I've probably given them 5/5 but in hindsight I just remember a cold spectacle. I generally don't like "show-offy" cinema, and I think Kubrick is the prime example of trying to show-off rather than tell a visual story. It's like he's trying to make the "best" film in every genre, you know, Sci-fi with 2001, horror with The Shining, comedy with Dr Strangelove etc.

 

I'd just thought I would share this because it's been bugging me for some time...

 

I understand where you're coming from. I read somewhere that Kubrick often tried to use the camera to form a separation between the audience and the characters on screen. His work is truly distinct and I guess it's just not for everyone. I think the aspects that you hate about Kubrick are the ones that I love :) My list is:

 

Movies:

Withnail and I

A Clockwork Orange

Y Tu Mama Tambien

 

Director:

Stanley Kubrick

Terrence Malik

Wong Kar Wai

 

Cinematographers:

Emmanuel Lubezki

Christopher Doyle

Jack Cardiff

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Movies:

American Beauty

Days of Heaven

Blade Runner

 

Directors:

Francis Ford Coppola

Christopher Nolan

Terrence Malick

 

Cinematographers:

Roger Deakins

Emmanuel Lubezki

Vittorio Storaro

 

Some runners up: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the LOTR trilogy, Godfather parts 1 and 2, The Matrix, Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, the Coen brothers, Ridley Scott, Kubrick, Gregg Toland, Gordon Willis, Wally Pfister

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Tough, tough question. I can't write these as a definite list, but these ones are all undoubtably 'up there':

 

Films:

- Lawrence of Arabia

- Children of Men

- The Prestige

 

Directors:

- David Lean

- Alfonso Cuaron

- Quentin Tarantino

 

Cinematographers:

- Dean Semler

- Jeff Cronenweth

- Freddie Young

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I personally like movies which take me to a beautiful world of emotions,joy and hope.cinematrography is important for me.

 

The Most Inspiring movie for me is the "THE FIFTH ELEMENT" by luc besson.Infact LUC BESSON ALL MOVIES ARE INSPIRING TO ME...

 

Inspiring Directors...

LUC BESSON

MEL GIBSON

RIDLEY SCOTT

TONY SCOTT

STEVEN SPIELBERG

 

cinematrographers

 

THIERRY ARBOGAST

JANSUNS KAMINSKI

JOHN TOLL

JOHN MATHIESON

Vittoria Storarro

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Concerning Conrad Hall's famous shot from "In Cold Blood" with streaks of light from rain on a window reflected on a character's face -- is it possible that this was done years earlier by Russell Metty in the Sirk film "There's Always Tomorrow" (1956) with Barbara Stanwyck as the face in question? Saw it yesterday, and the similarity of the two shots is astounding.

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Ipossible to say in absolute values... but at the moment

 

Movies:

Carnage

Un prophète

Le conseguenze dell'amore

 

Directors:

Paolo Sorrentino

Werner Herzog

David Cronenberg

 

 

Cinematographers:

Luca Bigazzi

Sean Bobbit

Roger Deakins

 

 

 

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