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Your "Top Five" Cinematographers?

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right now

 

Deakins

Lubezky

Delbonell

Mathieson

Doyle

 

also, richardson, Deschanel, Prieto, Kaminsky, Khondji, too many is like asking a child who loves the most his mother or his father

 

also

 

Greg Toland

Gordon Willis

Lazlo Kovacs

Vilmos Zigmonds

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Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson

Georges Emile Joseph Démény

Eugène Augustin Lauste

Arthur Melbourne-Cooper

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Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince, 1841 to 1890 (lost)

William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, 1860 to 1935

Georges Emile Joseph Démény, 1850 to 1917

Eugène Augustin Lauste, 1857 to 1935

Arthur Melbourne-Cooper, 1874 to 1961

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i dont think i could put in a good list but my current favourites are

 

Matthew Libatique

Dion Beebe

 

I'm surprised not to see Lubezki?

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Vittorio Storaro-Apocalypse Now

Conrad Hall-Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

M. David Mullen-Northfork

Haskell Wexler-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Gordon Willis-The Godfather

Freddie Young-Lawrence of Arabia

 

I couldn't limit myself to 5, and granted these choices could be based on one SINGLE movie if one were so inclined but LORD what movies! B)

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Hi,

 

Henri Decae, All his Films ("Le Cercle Rouge" and "Le Samourai" are the best... At least for me)

Dick Pope, All his Films but in particular "Naked".

Phillip Lathrop, for his camera work on "Touch of Evil" and The cinematography of "Experiment in Terror".

Roger Deakins,

Harris Savides, for his way of lighting.

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Dean Semler " Dances with Wolves "

Caleb Deschanel " Passion of the Christ "

John Toll " Braveheart "

Robert Richardson " JFK "

Jack Green " Unforgiven "

Roger Deakins " Shawshank Redemption "

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My top 5 cinematographers are:

 

1. Roger Deakins

2. Emmanuel Lubezki

3. Janusz Kaminski

4. Robert Richardson

5. Vittorio Storaro

 

Just love Roger Deakins use of light and choice of lenses. Also they way he moves the camera and composite his shots are just beautiful done. Of course, Roger Deakins is a person which is constantly improving his skills though experience, and his earley movies wasen't really beautifully photographed, but he gained his experience fast and has produced some stunning results over the last couple of years.

 

Both Emmanuel Lubezki and Janusz Kaminski is for me, one of the masters in camera movement. They know how to make a choice of a visual style for telling the story in the best form, and they put the visual style perfectly thoughout the entire movie.

 

Vittorio Storaro is often considered as one of the biggest cinematographers thoughout the movie history, and this is defently noticable in his use of lightning, colors, composition and of course his incredible knowledge about the art of cinematography.

 

If I had the chance to put a couple of extra cinematographers on my list, I would choose Dean Semler, Dion Beebe, César Charlone, Anthony Dod Mantle, Wally Pfister and Ron Fricke.

Edited by gazoo

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1. Storraro

2. Willis

3. Sven Nykvist

4. Robert Yeoman

5. Lubezki, Prieto

 

honorable mention: Robby Muller, Michael Chapman, Stephen Burum, Elswit, and Deakins. can we do a top 20 list next?

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just five is an hard quest anyway I would Try

DANTE SPINOTTI AIC ASC he really understand the language of a story either his know how permit him to have not a redudandt clichè

ROBERT RICHARDSON ASC I was stunned how he prepared The Four Feathers

DEAN CUNDEY ASC CSC Memorable Carpenter 's Era,good job on Whisper

DION BEEBE ACS ASC I didnt like In the Cut but what he does on Memoirs of a Geisha is amazing

GALE TATTERSALL and ELLIOT DAVIS I like both one for VIRTUOSITY-GHOST SHIP and the last for FORCES OF NATURE really an amazing piece of art

 

InMemoriam

ALEX THOMSON BSC he really bring to cinematography a great contribute

ADRIAN BIDDLE BSC Event Horizon was a outstanding gem

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The master : Deakins

Richardson

Darius K

Conrad L Hall

Rousselot

Rouden

Lubezki

Prieto

Kaminski

Serra

Gautier

Doyle

Chevrin

Beaucarne

Daillant

Balhaus

Stern

Lenoir

Daviau

Storaro

Libatique

Delbonnel

Mathieson

Spinotti

Savides

Willis

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