The cinematographer, or director of photography (DP), is the leader when it comes to the camera and lighting crews working on a film, TV show, or other live-action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.

The study and practice of this field are referred to as cinematography.

Like any other art form, cinematography isn’t about just capturing what’s in front of the camera.

It’s about using light, lenses, framing, and editing to tell a story. Good cinematography draws viewers into a scene. It makes them feel more connected to the characters and their struggles.

The use of lighting in space western Firefly, for example, often serves to evoke feelings of isolation and alienation in the characters while they’re traveling through deep space.

In this guide, we’ll look at movies that showcase some of the best cinematography techniques used in film today.

Best Cinematography Movies

Here’s our list of the best cinematography movies of all time. These films just look outstanding!

The Conformist (1970)

“The Conformist” (Italian: Il conformista) is a 1970 political drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sanda and Stefania Sandrelli. It is set in Italy in the 1930s, after the rise of Mussolini, and follows a young man who travels there from Switzerland to assassinate his former professor. The film is based on Alberto Moravia’s novel of the same name.

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The Godfather Parts I & II (1972 & ’74)

The Godfather Parts I & II (1972 & ’74) is a 1972 American crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. The picture was the first collaboration between Coppola and actor/director Robert De Niro, and the film that launched Al Pacino’s career.

Synopsis:The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

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Barry Lyndon (1975)

This epic film by Stanley Kubrick is considered as one of the best movies ever made. It is set in late 18th-century Europe, and follows a young Irish man who becomes a spy for the British Crown. He is later hired by Lord Lyndon (played by Marlon Brando) to woo his daughter Lady Lyndon to marry him.

Barry eventually becomes disillusioned with the materialistic world that he has tried so hard to break into, and after he loses his first wife in an accident, he walks away from his second marriage with Lady Lyndon and begins to live a life of solitude.

The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards but failed to win any of them. Despite this, it was still highly praised upon its release, and was ranked as one of the best movies of the 20th century. It also has one of the highest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics giving it a 98 per cent rating

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All That Heaven Allows (1955)

All That Heaven Allows is a 1955 American melodrama film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson. It was directed by Douglas Sirk and written by George Zuckerman, based on a novella by John Collier.

Toni (Jane Wyman) and Cary (Rock Hudson) seem to be the perfect couple, but their happiness is threatened when Toni’s grown children begin to suspect that their mother’s gardener may be more than just the family employee he appears to be.

Description:When I saw this film for the first time, I did not expect much from it. The trailer looked very dull to me and it did not help that I have never been a big fan of melodrama. However, I ended up watching this film with my husband, who suggested it to me. He told me that it was one of his favorites and that he had seen it many times.

I decided to give this film a chance and I watched it with him. It turns out that he was right about this film being good. It is definitely one of the most interesting films I have ever seen in my life! The story of All That Heaven Allows, although quite predictable at times, managed to keep me involved until the end, as well as having several

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  • Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson (Actors)
  • Douglas Sirk (Director)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Black Narcissus (1947)

The first thing to do about Black Narcissus is forget that it is a Powell and Pressburger film. To know what this movie is about, it’s necessary to begin with the names of its producer and its writer. The producer was Michael Powell, the writer was Emeric Pressburger. And from these two men comes the most curious, unique, and yet strangely familiar kind of British cinema — a style that has not been seen since, nor may ever be again; a kind of wistful gothic romance that springs from an almost childlike imagination.

The story concerns three sisters of the English Convent at Agra in India. They are going to run a hospital in the Himalayas, at a place called Shangri-La. It’s difficult even to imagine such a place now: a remote valley in the mountains where people live by growing fruit and vegetables and slaughtering local wildlife for food.

It is a valley without a trace of Western influence; indeed it seems to have evolved simply out of a romantic idea of what life could be like if one were to remove from it everything that constitutes Western influence — machines, doctors, religion, etc., etc. The nuns arrive at their station in an aeroplane; they’re dressed

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Far From Heaven (2002)

Far From Heaven is a 2002 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson and Stephen Henderson. The screenplay was written by Haynes, his wife Christine Vachon and Randi Russell. The film is a semi-fictionalized depiction of the life of real-life 1950s suburban housewife Cathy Whitaker — a middle class white woman who develops a crush on her African-American gardener due to the lack of diversity in her community.

The film is set in 1957 and begins with Cathy Whitaker (Julianne Moore) driving through her neighborhood in suburban Connecticut with her husband Frank (Dennis Quaid). As she looks longingly out the car window at houses displaying Christmas decorations, Frank asks, “so what do you want for Christmas?”.

She replies that what she wants most is to be kissed passionately by the man she loves under the mistletoe. Frank then responds that he wants a divorce, which comes as a complete shock to Cathy. She asks him why he would want that and he explains that he has fallen in love with another woman named Barbara (Maura Tierney)

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Best Cinematography Movies

What Is cinematography?

Cinematography is the art of shooting or recording motion pictures. It involves composition, technique, and technology. It is considered a part of filmmaking.

Cinematography, for all intents and purposes, started at the end of the 19th century when George Melies produced one of the very first narrative films.

Cinematography is the craft of making motion pictures. The cinematographer is the person who makes this happen. It involves exposing a piece of film to light and capturing that image, but it’s so much more complex than that.

A cinematographer is responsible for all the visual elements in a film (including lighting, composition, exposure and lens selection), and he or she works closely with the director to choose how visual elements will communicate a story.

A cinematographer directs the camera crew as well as choosing shots and framing them in ways that best tell the story.

Other responsibilities include selecting filters, lenses, lighting and camera angles to create a desired effect.

A cinematographer must also stay on top of technological advances in filmmaking, such as video cameras and digital photography techniques.

 

 

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American revisionist Western film directed by Andrew Dominik, written by Dominik and C. Gaby Mitchell, and starring Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck. The film chronicles the life of Robert Ford (Casey Affleck), who plans the assassination of Jesse James (Brad Pitt).

The film is presented in a nonlinear narrative, with scenes shot in chronological order but presented to the viewer out of order inside a framed narrative. Some of the characters are fictional, although they may have been based on real people. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Sam Shepard) and Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins).

The Assassination of Jesse James was well received by critics, with a score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. Metacritic gave it a score of 73/100.[4] Richard Roeper gave it 3 1/2 stars out of 4, saying “Pitt and Affleck achieve an understated authenticity that makes this one of the best Westerns I’ve seen in years.”

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Days of Heaven (1978)

It’s a summer in the early 20th century. A young Chicago steel worker, Bill (Richard Gere), falls in love with Abby (Brooke Adams), the wife of his new employer, Mr. Shraeder (Sam Shepard). While Bill and Abby are having an affair, Mr. Shraeder takes a liking to Bill, who becomes his protégé.

However, when Shraeder learns of the affair, he becomes jealous and angry. Days of Heaven is a visual masterpiece, with a deeply emotional story line that will tug at your heart. The film was shot by Néstor Basterretxea in the beautiful countryside of Alberta, Canada and offers plenty of breathtaking scenery to admire. With an all-star cast, an excellent score and amazing cinematography, Days of Heaven is a film you’ll want to watch over and over again.

   
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  • Terrence Malick (Director)
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Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner (1982) is a sci-fi movie that was directed by Ridley Scott. The film depicts a dystopian future in which genetically engineered beings known as Replicants are used on off-world colonies to work in slave labor camps. The film follows Deckard, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who’s tasked with eliminating rogue Replicants.

As the story progresses, Deckard himself becomes increasingly uncertain about his own status as a human or a Replicant. Throughout the film, he has recurring dreams of both his wife and of being pursued by an army of identical twins.

The movie was adapted from Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, and its production employed several unique approaches to filmmaking. One notable example is the use of large scale models in place of computer generated imagery (CGI).

The film was nominated for one Oscar at the 1983 Academy Awards, and it won three Saturn Awards: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Direction, and Best Supporting Actress for Sean Young’s portrayal of Rachael.

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The Lighthouse (2019)

Things are not going well for the family of four who live in a small apartment in New York City. The mother (Brie) is a struggling actress and the father (McDermott) is having some issues at work.

When their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rebecca (Roberts), checks her grades online, she sees that she’s flunked out of school. She tells her parents and they come up with a plan to get her back into school and pass her class.

They come up with a plan to make it happen, but the results are quite different than what they expected.

This is an uplifting and inspirational film about hope and faith. It will certainly be a tearjerker for many viewers. The performances from Brie and McDermott are terrific. Roberts does an excellent job playing the teenager who wants something better than what she has. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would going in because it’s very low key and real.

If you’re looking for something to cheer you up or to give you hope, this is worth seeing. Be sure to have plenty of tissues on hand though. It’s rated PG-13 for thematic elements, including some disturbing images.

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The Leopard (1963)

The Leopard (1963) is a drama film directed by Luchino Visconti. It is based on Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s novel of the same name. The story takes place in Sicily during the tumultuous Napoleonic era. Prince Don Fabrizio Corbera, who represents the old order, struggles to hold on to his vast land holdings as the world around him changes with the rise of industry, bourgeoisie and Garibaldi’s revolution. The scenic view used for the movie was that of Salina Island, one of the Aeolian Islands, in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy’s north-western coast.

The film stars Burt Lancaster (who won an Academy Award for his performance), Claudia Cardinale (Academy Award for Best Actress), Alain Delon, Paolo Stoppa and Claudia Mori. The original music score was composed by Nino Rota.

Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins. It follows the life of a young man struggling with his sexual identity, told across three chapters: “Little”, “Chiron” and “Black”. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016, and was released in theaters on October 21, 2016.

Tarell Alvin McCraney wrote a play called In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue in 2002. The play later became the basis for a story by Jenkins. In 2010, producer Russell Boast approached McCraney about adapting In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue into a film but the project was stalled for years due to lack of funds.

While working as a bus boy at a restaurant in Miami, Florida, McCraney saw an opportunity to turn Jenkins’ idea into reality when he saw an article about filming in Miami’s Liberty City on Craigslist. A Kickstarter campaign was launched to help finance the film in November 2014 and was successful in raising $1.5 million in 30 days.

Principal photography began on August 31, 2015 and concluded on November 27, 2015 with filming taking place at various locations throughout Miami-Dade County including Brownsville, Homestead, North Miami Beach and South Beach.

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Gone With The Wind (1939)

Gone With The Wind (1939) GONE WITH THE WIND, a film directed by Victor Fleming, Sam Wood and George Cukor from a novel by Margaret Mitchell, is one of the most popular films of all time. It was voted the greatest American film in a poll conducted by the American Film Institute and has been preserved in the National Film Registry.

The film won nearly every Oscar for which it was nominated, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh) and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel). Clark Gable won Best Actor for his role as Rhett Butler, a dashing rogue who sweeps Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara off her feet and into his arms.

A Civil War epic set in the South during the 1860s, GONE WITH THE WIND is an adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel about a spoiled Southern belle who falls in love with–and marries–a roguish blockade runner (Gable). As the fiery romance plays out against the backdrop of war and Reconstruction, Scarlett endures heartache and loss as she struggles to preserve her family’s land holdings. The film received ten Academy Awards nominations, winning eight: Outstanding Production; Best Film Editing; Best Director

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Dances With Wolves (1990)

Dances With Wolves is a 1990 epic western film directed by and starring Kevin Costner, who plays John Dunbar, a fictionalized Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Cavalry regiment in the American Civil War. The screenplay was written by Michael Blake, who also wrote the novel Dances with Wolves.

The film features Costner as an Irish immigrant that travels to America to join the army and fight against the Indians. However, he is slightly injured during one of the battles and is sent to a remote military outpost where he is ordered to find and kill all the Indians he can track down. Dunbar then meets a Pawnee tribe of Lakota Sioux Indians and begins to develop a relationship with them, especially Two Socks (played by Mary McDonnell), a woman who took him in after his injury.

To gain acceptance from the tribe, he begins to assimilate into their culture as much as possible. As Dunbar learns more about life in the West, he falls for Stands With A Fist (played by Tantoo Cardinal) and gets her pregnant. He decides to stay in the West with her and live alongside the Lakota.

The movie was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, winning seven: Best Picture, Best Director (Costner), Best Cinematography

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Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk is a 2017 war film written, co-produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. It depicts the Dunkirk evacuation, which took place during World War II. The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy. In the story, the British military must evacuate 400 000 soldiers who are surrounded by the German military on beaches at Dunkirk, France.

Tying in with the film’s release and to mark the first time in history that IMAX cameras have been used to film an entire feature film (instead of only select sequences), Christopher Nolan presented a new 70 mm IMAX camera that was used to film part of the movie. The world premiere of “Dunkirk” was held on 13 July 2017 at Odeon Leicester Square in London.*

The film received praise for its high-stakes action and Hans Zimmer’s musical score.*

IGN’s Scott Collura rated it 8.5/10 and wrote that it was “…a thrilling war movie that should leave you breathless.”*

Box Office Mojo states that “Dunkirk” grossed $

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The Tree Of Life (2011)

The Tree of Life (2011) is a very impressive movie. It’s a drama/mystery that many people can relate to. It also makes people think and re-evaluate how they see life. The cast is amazing. Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, and Brad Pitt are just a few of the stars who have roles in this film. The plot of this movie is about an ordinary family with three boys, who experience loss at a young age.

Their father is an astrophysicist and he tries to teach his sons about creation and plants them into his own imagination where we see the world through his eyes as well as the boys’. At first I thought this was a boring film but it transformed into something fantastic. Great acting, music, and special effects equals an awesome movie!

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Se7en (1995)

The Se7en is a 1995 crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey in supporting roles.

Told in a series of increasingly disturbing sequences, the film follows two detectives, William Somerset (Freeman) and David Mills (Pitt), who are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the “seven deadly sins” of Christianity.

Se7en was well-received by most critics; it was praised for the performances of Pitt and Freeman, Fincher’s direction, visuals, pacing, atmosphere and dark tone. The film grossed $327 million worldwide on a $33 million budget. In 2011 it was voted 37th on Empire magazine’s list of “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema.”

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Film Editing (non-feature), Best Sound Mixing and Best Supporting Actor for Spacey.[2] The filmmakers have stated that they had originally intended to shoot an ending which showed Mills dead and Somerset alive; but that test audiences reacted so strongly against this ending that the decision was made to reshoot the scene again,

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Birdman (2014)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly known as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. It was written by Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo. The film stars Michael Keaton with a supporting cast of Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.

The story follows Riggan Thomson (Keaton), a faded Hollywood actor best known for playing the superhero “Birdman”, as he struggles to mount a Broadway adaptation of a short story by Raymond Carver. The play’s producer, Jake (Norton), is also the source of his conflict with his daughter Sam (Stone). The story also chronicles the parallel realities of both Riggan and Jake.

The film covers the period of previews leading to its premiere: the day-to-day drama of putting on the show juxtaposed against Thomson’s personal issues and his attempt to regain fame.

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Pather Panchali (1955)

Pather Panchali  (1955) is the first film in The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray. It was followed by Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959). All three films were based on novels written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.

The story is about a young boy, Apu, and his family in rural Bengal. The name Pather Panchali translates to “Song of the Little Road”, taken from a chapter heading in one of the original novels. The film won numerous awards, including three National Film Awards at India’s annual film awards ceremony, as well as other major prizes at international film festivals.

The trilogy is frequently listed among the greatest films of all time, and these films are often listed among the greatest films in world cinema. In 1992, the British Film Institute ranked the trilogy’s theme song, “Apu Ganer Opare”, among the top 25 greatest film songs of all time. In 2005, the song was chosen as one of “the best 65 soundtracks” ever by Sight & Sound magazine’s poll of 125 film directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, actors and critics.

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A Hidden Life (2019)

A Hidden Life is a story of violence and survival, which will be based on the true story of the Swedish DJ and producer Avicii who passed away in April 2018. A Hidden Life tells the story of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, who was a pioneer in electronic music. The film will follow his meteoric rise to fame through his work with several award-winning hits and albums, including ‘Levels’, ‘Wake Me Up’, and ‘True’.

Bergling’s life was marked by personal struggles that led him to take his own life at the age of 28. Bergling’s family gave the filmmakers access to his private archives, including diaries, videos and photos that offer insight into his professional success and personal torment. The production team will also draw from interviews with musicians and members of the music industry who collaborated with Bergling.

Bergling left behind millions of grieving fans when he committed suicide in April 2018. The documentary will explore how such a musical genius could have been driven to this point, while telling a positive message: no matter what you are going through, there is always hope for tomorrow.

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  • Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki (Actors)
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In the Mood for Love (2000)

“In the Mood for Love” is a 2000 drama film directed by Kar Wai Wong. Set in Hong Kong in 1962, it stars Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung as neighbors who become emotionally entangled despite their spouses being involved in an extramarital affair. The film contains little dialogue and is shot with a subdued color palette. It was produced by Wong Kar-wai’s independent production company Jet Tone Production.

The film was screened at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Technical Grand Prize for Cinematography and garnered a Best Actress award nomination for Maggie Cheung. It was also nominated for three Golden Horse Awards, winning two, and four Hong Kong Film Awards, winning two. It is considered one of Wong Kar-wai’s most acclaimed works by both critics and audiences alike.[2]

The film is also notable for its score by Leslie Cheung, which helped propel him to fame. In 2001, it was voted as one of the “100 Best Films of the Last 100 Years” in Time magazine.

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The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant is a 2015 American semi-biographical epic western thriller film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and co-written by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter. Set in 1823, the film follows a trapper (DiCaprio) who is mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Against all odds and surviving against the elements, he sets out to get revenge on the man who abandoned him: John Fitzgerald (Hardy).

The Revenant was released in the United States on December 25, 2015, after a limited release on December 25, 2015, in twenty-five theaters where it grossed $240,000 on its opening day. It was released in 3,375 theaters on January 8, 2016. It received positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $378 million worldwide.[4]

The film received twelve nominations at the 88th Academy Awards winning three: Best Actor (for DiCaprio), Best Director (for Iñárritu), and Best Cinematography (for Emmanuel L

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The story takes place in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars. Author Stefan Zweig is featured as himself, and the writer’s novella The Post Office Girl is mentioned repeatedly. A young woman named Agatha writes a story about a moustached man (which is read by Tony Revolori’s character Zero Moustafa as an adult). Agatha is played by Saoirse Ronan as an adult but portrayed by Léa Seydoux as a child in a flashback sequence. Jopling, who narrates the film, also appears briefly onscreen.

Awards: Won Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier). Won Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Wes Anderson). Nominated for British Academy Film Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Which Film Has The Best Cinematography?

What makes a film truly great? For me, the answer is cinematography. I have always found that the art of cinematography is more important than most people think. The cinematographer works closely with the director to control and frame the shots on the screen. Therefore, great cinematography can make a good movie great and a bad movie watchable.

So which film has the best cinematography? To answer this question, I am going to break down some of my favorite movies and show you how they use visuals along with storytelling to create an unforgettable experience for the audience. I will also talk about what makes certain sequences memorable as well as show some examples of these scenes.

What Is The Most Visually Stunning Movie?

I believe that the most visually stunning movie ever made is ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ The opening shot of our sun through a dark sky, the spaceship traveling through space and docking with a space station, the discovery of ancient artifacts on the moon and other intermingled shots all hold my attention.

The best way to really see this movie is with a 70mm IMAX theater. Not only can you see the amazing colors and clarity but you also get to hear it in 5-D sound(which is just as cool).

I’m sure there are other movies out there that are just as fantastic. What do you think is the most visually stunning movie?

Who Is The World’s Best Cinematographer?

Who Is The World’s Best Cinematographer?

It’s a question that gets asked a lot. And it doesn’t have a simple answer. Asking who the best cinematographer is, is like asking who the best director is. It all depends on what your definition of “best” is.

Description:One person’s idea of “the best” could be someone else’s idea of a cinematic disaster. For example, if you are a fan of Christopher Nolan and his almost exclusively handheld-shot Dark Knight Trilogy, then you would say Gregg Toland was the greatest cinematographer of all time. Toland used very deep focus and created amazing visuals as a result (go back and watch Citizen Kane for reference).

However, I know many people who HATE watching movies with handheld-shakycam like that–so they would say Toland was one of the worst cinematographers ever. It might seem like opinions vary widely when discussing who the best cinematographer is, but that’s because they do!

Cinematography is an artform and each artist will have their own unique style, so it’s impossible to say that one cinematographer is better than another because each artist gives us something unique to enjoy. It’s funny how we can

What Is The Best Achievement In Cinematography?

What is the best achievement in cinematography? Is it a technical one or is it a subject matter? Both are important, but if we are to go by the Academy’s choice in the past, then we can say that it is a combination of both. Let’s take a look at some of the achievements and which film they belong to.

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT:

Best Cinematography – The Rains Came (1939)

This was Lucien Ballard and Ray Rennahan’s first Oscar win. They were also nominated for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Yearling (1946) and Friendly Persuasion (1956).

What makes this achievement so special is that it was the first time an Oscar for best cinematography was awarded for black and white photography instead of color.

One reason for this win could be that it was the first time a British film won an Oscar for Best Picture.

This happened only three years before World War Two started, so maybe the Academy wanted to honor Britain in some way. Another possibility is that MGM didn’t like the idea of Technicolor being picked over black and white photography.
 

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