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Best Cinematography Oscars...a history

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  1. Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927/28) – Charles Rosher & Karl Struss

White Shadows In The South Seas (1928/29) – Clyde De Vinna

With Byrd At The South Pole (1929/30) – Joseph T. Rucker & Willard Van der Veer

Tabu: A Story Of The South Seas (1930/31) – Floyd Crosby

Shanghai Express (1931/32) – Lee Garmes

A Farewell To Arms (1932/33) – Charles Lang

Cleopatra (1934) – Victor Milner

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) – Hal Mohr

Anthony Adverse (1936 B&W) – Tony Gaudio

The Garden Of Allah (1936 COLOR) – W. Howard Greene & Harold Rosson

The Good Earth (1937 B&W) – Karl Freund

A Star Is Born (1937 COLOR) – W. Howard Greene

The Great Waltz (1938 B&W) – Joseph Ruttenberg

Sweethearts (1938 COLOR) – Oliver T. Marsh & Allen Davey

Wuthering Heights (1939 B&W) – Gregg Toland

Gone With The Wind (1939 COLOR) – Ernest Haller & Ray Rennahan

Rebecca (1940 B&W) – George Barnes

The Thief Of Bagdad (1940 COLOR) – Georges Perinal

How Green Was My Valley (1941 B&W) – Arthur C. Miller

Blood And Sand (1941 COLOR) – Ernest Palmer & Ray Rennahan

Mrs. Miniver (1942 B&W) – Joseph Ruttenberg

The Black Swan (1942 COLOR) – Leon Shamroy

The Song Of Bernadette (1943 B&W) – Arthur C. Miller

Phantom Of The Opera (1943 COLOR) – Hal Mohr & W. Howard Greene

Laura (1944 B&W) – Joseph LaShelle

Wilson (1944 COLOR) – Leon Shamroy

The Picture Of Dorian Gray (1945 B&W) – Harry Stradling

Leave Her To Heaven (1945 COLOR) – Leon Shamroy

Anna And The King Of Siam (1945 B&W) – Arthur C. Miller

The Yearling (1946 COLOR) – Charles Rosher, Leonard Smith & Arthur E. Arling

Great Expectations (1947 B&W) – Guy Green

Black Narcissus (1947 COLOR) – Jack Cardiff

The Naked City (1948 B&W) – William H. Daniels

Joan Of Arc (1948 COLOR) – Joseph A. Valentine, William V. Skall & Winton Hoch

Battleground (1949 B&W) – Paul C. Vogel

She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949 COLOR) – Winton Hoch

The Third Man (1950 B&W) – Robert Krasker

King Solomon’s Mines (1950 COLOR) – Robert Surtees

A Place In The Sun (1951 B&W) – William C. Mellor

An American In Paris (1951 COLOR) – Alfred Gilks & John Alton

The Bad And The Beautiful (1952 B&W) – Robert Surtees

The Quiet Man (1952 COLOR) – Winton Hoch & Archie Stout

From Here To Eternity (1953 B&W) – Burnett Guffey

Shane (1953 COLOR) – Loyal Griggs

On The Waterfront (1954 B&W) – Boris Kaufman

Three Coins In The Fountain (1954 COLOR) – Milton R. Krasner

The Rose Tattoo (1955 B&W) – James Wong Howe

To Catch A Thief (1955 COLOR) – Robert Burks

Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956 B&W) – Joseph Ruttenberg

Around The World In 80 Days (1956 COLOR) – Lionel Lindon

The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) – Jack Hildyard

The Defiant Ones (1958 B&W) – Sam Leavitt

Gigi (1958 COLOR) – Joseph Ruttenberg

The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959 B&W) – William C. Mellor

Ben-Hur (1959 COLOR) – Robert Surtees

Sons And Lovers (1960 B&W) – Freddie Francis

Spartacus (1960 COLOR) – Russel Metty

The Hustler (1961 B&W) – Eugen Schufftan

West Side Story (1961 COLOR) – Daniel L. Fapp

The Longest Day (1962 B&W) – Jean Bourgoin & Walter Wottitz

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962 COLOR) – Freddie Young

Hud (1963 B&W) – James Wong Howe

Cleopatra (1963 COLOR) – Leon Shamroy

Zorba The Greek (1964 B&W) – Walter Lassally

My Fair Lady (1964 COLOR) – Harry Stradling

Ship Of Fools (1965 B&W) – Ernest Laszlo

Doctor Zhivago (1965 COLOR) – Freddie Young

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966 B&W) – Haskell Wexler

A Man For All Seasons (1966 COLOR) – Ted Moore

Bonnie And Clyde (1967) – Burnett Guffey

Romeo And Juliet (1968) – Pasqualino De Santis

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) – Conrad L. Hall

Ryan’s Daughter (1970) – Freddie Young

Fiddler On The Roof (1971) – Oswald Morris

Cabaret (1972) – Geoffrey Unsworth

Cries And Whispers (1973) – Sven Nykvist

The Towering Inferno (1974) – Fred J. Koenekamp & Joseph F. Biroc

Barry Lyndon (1975) – John Alcott

Bound For Glory (1976) – Haskell Wexler

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) – Vilmos Zsigmond

Days Of Heaven (1978) – Nestor Almendros

Apocalypse Now (1979) – Vittorio Storaro

Tess (1980) – Geoffrey Unsworth & Ghislain Cloquet

Reds (1981) – Vittorio Storaro

Gandhi (1982) – Billy Williams & Ronnie Taylor

Fanny And Alexander (1983) – Sven Nykvist

The Killing Fields (1984) – Chris Menges

Out Of Africa (1985) – David Watkin

The Mission (1986) – Chris Menges

The Last Emperor (1987) – Vittorio Storaro

Mississippi Burning (1988) – Peter Biziou

Glory (1989) – Freddie Francis

Dances With Wolves (1990) – Dean Semler

JFK (1991) – Robert Richardson

A River Runs Through It (1992) – Philippe Rousselot

Schindler’s List (1993) – Janusz Kaminski

Legends Of The Fall (1994) – John Toll

Braveheart (1995) – John Toll

The English Patient (1996) – John Seale

Titanic (1997) – Russell Carpenter

Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Janusz Kaminski

American Beauty (1999) – Conrad L. Hall

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – Peter Pau

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) – Andrew Lesnie

Road To Perdition (2002) – Conrad L. Hall

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003) – Russell Boyd

The Aviator (2004) – Robert Richardson

Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005) – Dion Beebe

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) – Guillermo Navarro

There Will Be Blood (2007) – Robert Elswit

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – Anthony Dod Mantle

Avatar (2009) – Mauro Fiore

Inception (2010) – Wally Pfister

Hugo (2011) – Robert Richardson

Life Of Pi (2012) – Claudio Miranda

Gravity (2013) – Emmanuel Lubezki

Birdman (2014) – Emmanuel Lubezki

The Revenant (2015) – Emmanuel Lubezki

La La Land (2016) – Linus Sandgren

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – Roger Deakins

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Ashamed to admit I've only seen 40 of these (though out of those, there are a dozen that I've seen at least ten times.)

 

Still can't get over some of the oversights (Jordan Cronenweth, Gordon Willis quadruple-COUGH!!), looking at the list makes me realize it isn't just VFX that goes for commercial choices over better work in better films

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I've seen 100 out of the 120, and everything after 1965 ("Ship of Fools" was the last one on the list I've missed.). Of course, some I saw so long ago that I don't remember them too clearly. There's some I've missed that I've been really interested in seeing, like "The Picture of Dorian Gray" shot by Harry Stradling -- especially after hearing that Gerry Finnerman said it was his inspiration when he began shooting "Star Trek" (he had been Stradling's operator.) I have a DVD of "Sons and Lovers" but haven't watched it yet. Sometimes I just want to wait until I can see it projected someday.

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Ship of Fools is a super-cheap blu-ray; it is in the same case with LILITH, and when I picked mine up at Fry's Electronics it was $2.99 a few years back. Not sure why it was that cheap, but I think it is that way everywhere, that Hamiltonbooks.com has it for a similar price now. Didn't know from LILITH but it was pretty okay, too, but we really like FOOLS quite a lot.

 

BTW, the buyer at Hamilton is really courting the blu-ray.com crowd, and is buying a lot of Kino titles and the like. Some pretty darn good price points, enough so that I'm sorely tempted to upgrade a lot of stuff I swore I wouldn't re-buy (again, after laserdisc and dvd) on blu-, like POINT BLANK and Vincent Ward's NAVIGATOR and orig TAKING OF PELHAM.

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I heard that Samsung and Oppo were discontinuing making blu-ray players, which is disturbing!

 

UHD BD players for sure but BD players completely?

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I bought a Sony blu-ray player the other day and now after watching a few discs I'm really glad I did. I can see the film grain in the classic and contemporary movies I've been watching, it's as clear as that. In some ways I think the digital revolution has actually been an improvement for film. A lot of the movies on my screen, image wise, come out looking almost like the Kodachrome and Ektachrome 35mm slides my dad used to project when I was a kid. Very nice to look at.

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I bought a Sony blu-ray player the other day and now after watching a few discs I'm really glad I did. I can see the film grain in the classic and contemporary movies I've been watching, it's as clear as that. In some ways I think the digital revolution has actually been an improvement for film. A lot of the movies on my screen, image wise, come out looking almost like the Kodachrome and Ektachrome 35mm slides my dad used to project when I was a kid. Very nice to look at.

 

Well for some reason the sky in THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY blu-ray is green.

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Sony? Green? Is that the sound of lightsabres igniting? I will check it out. I've only got the DVD of that 2 perf classic.

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Well for some reason the sky in THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY blu-ray is green.

Go to blu-ray.com and you'll see fights and rants over the various transfers on this movie that make those FRENCH CONNECTION battles seem like kindergarten.

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I heard that Samsung and Oppo were discontinuing making blu-ray players, which is disturbing!

 

Why? They are so cheap I thought they would retire regular dvd players and not blu-ray.

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I've seen maybe 70% of them. The last few movies on the list do not appeal to me, so am slacking on them.

 

Just ordered Ship Of Fools from the library. No blu-ray, just regular dvd, but that is OK.

 

I tried Days Of Heaven a few years ago. I had heard it had beautiful cinematography. But it seemed boring, so gave up on it after 10 - 15 minutes. I got ADD. Either a movie holds my attention or not.

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Go to blu-ray.com and you'll see fights and rants over the various transfers on this movie that make those FRENCH CONNECTION battles seem like kindergarten.

 

I wonder what it is with both those films. They seem to attract cult following. Both 2 perf .... hmm is there a connection.

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I didn't know TFC was 2perf ... I've only seen it three times over 40+ years (was a big fan of Frankenheimer's sequel), but the last time I liked it a lot more, I do remember that. Imagine I'd pick up a blu- (not the Friedkin one, the latter one) if the price was right though, will have to keep an eye on Hamilton and my local pawnshop, which has all Blu-rays at a flat $2 (even whole seasons of tv.) Got Criterion BREATHLESS there last week.

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I didn't know TFC was 2perf ... I've only seen it three times over 40+ years (was a big fan of Frankenheimer's sequel), but the last time I liked it a lot more, I do remember that. Imagine I'd pick up a blu- (not the Friedkin one, the latter one) if the price was right though, will have to keep an eye on Hamilton and my local pawnshop, which has all Blu-rays at a flat $2 (even whole seasons of tv.) Got Criterion BREATHLESS there last week.

 

 

It's not, "The French Connection" was shot standard 4-perf 35mm for 1.85 release.

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Thanks for sharing this. I need to track a lot of these down. I've only seen 62 and have huge gaps in the 1930s and 1960s. I have watched all the winners since 1986 except Pan's Labyrinth and Life of Pi.

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