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Your Top 5 Cinematographers?

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Robby Muller 

Harris Savides 

Michael Chapman 

Christopher Doyle 

Raoul Coutard 

Sean Price Williams is a new favourite for Good Time

In no particular order. But Robby does come to mind first.

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2 minutes ago, Adam Frisch FSF said:

Gordon Willis will forever remain my number 1. A maverick.

Agreed... didnt care for Hollywood parties .. took huge risks .. and this sort of joke Oscar at the end of his career .. maybe the best ones get the most nominations and least gongs .. !..  

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In no particular order:

Gordon Willis

Bill Pope

Robert Richardson

Roger Deakins

Peter Suschitzky

And if I could have a sixth, Benoît Debie.


Cinematographers that can make big looks that don't distract (debatable amongst the members of this list of course) are a definite personal favorite of mine. Definitely a quite hard thing to master.

Edited by Taylor Russ

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I've been obsessed with Mark Lee Ping-bing's work lately, especially his stuff with Hou Hsiao-Hsien. His dark scenes are often so beautifully rich and saturated, like in Millenium Mambo, Flowers of Shanghai, or parts of Three Times. And he pushes brightness and highlights so far in some of his daytime scenes, like in Café Lumière or The Assassin. I'd never have the confidence to push something that bright, but his images absolutely sing. If I could spend a few days on set to learn from anybody, it would be him.

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