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25 Movies Every Photographer/Cinematographer Must

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Barry Lyndon (1975)

People who added this item 1298 Average listal rating (737 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
A War Drama. Cinematography by John Alcott. An Irish Drama set in mid 17th Century, Great Battle Sequences and Pleasing Country sides.

“There was no sets involved all shot in the actual locations, and no Diffusion used at all for all those landscape shots. Those Candle light scenes were shot using Zeiss 50mm f/0.7 made by NASA.” - John Alcott
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Schindler's List (1993)

A War Drama. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski. Biography of Oskar Schindler, a German Businessman, Contains Great Pre / Post WWII Scenes. The Film was shot in Black and white.

“I wanted to give a timeless feel to it, so the viewer wouldnt be aware when it was shot” - Janusz Kaminski
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Amelie (2001)

People who added this item 5246 Average listal rating (3495 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
A Romantic Comedy. Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel. Story of a Shy waitress, who tries changing the lives of others, which also helps her discover Love.

“I love to Play with the Color palatte, shadow-heavy, Scarce but harsh light, great translucent color quality.” - Bruno Delbonnel
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Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

A Musical Drama. Cinematography by Oswald Morris. Story set in Russia moves around a Poor Milkman and his two daughters.

“To get a Earthy Color Palette, we shot it through a Brown Pantyhose, and stretched it using a Rubber band over the Lens” - Oswald Morris
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A Passage to India (1984)

A Travel Drama. Cinematography by Ernest Day. Story set in during the British Reign in India, where a Couple from England visit Rural India.

“The scent of India felt all over.”
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Titanic (1997)

People who added this item 9064 Average listal rating (5737 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Titanic (1997)
A Romantic Drama. Cinematography by Russel Carpenter. A love story between Jack and Rose in their Maiden Ship Voyage.

“He (Cameron) wants everything and everything in a best way as good as you can give it to him” - Russel Carpenter
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Frida (2002)

People who added this item 1319 Average listal rating (777 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
A Biography Drama. Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto. A Biography depicting the Private life of Mexican Surreal Painter Frida Kahlo.

“Julie (Director) was telling me about moving the light instead of camera, as she was describing me a crew-member was moving the Chandelier, the light was glorious, we shot that..” - Rodrigo
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A Very Long Engagement (2004)

People who added this item 1102 Average listal rating (608 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
A Romantic War Drama. Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel. Tells us the Young girl’s Desperate search for her Fiance during the times of first World War.

“I am not extremely technical, I lock things in the very initial stage so I think about the light not about the technique” - Bruno
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The Painted Veil (2006)

A Romantic Drama. Cinematography by Stuart Dryburgh. A tense relationship between a Biologist and his wife in China.

“We didnt want to build a set in china, we looked for a untouched native part in china” - John Curran (Director)
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The Fall (2006)

People who added this item 979 Average listal rating (574 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
A Fictional Drama. Cinematography by Colin Watkinson. A series of fictional incidents narrated by the bedridden hero to a small girl.

“Great Locations with some Great camera work”
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Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

A Family Drama. Cinematography by Ravi k.Chandran. A Beautiful story of a srilankan child adopted by Indian-Tamil Parents.

“On working with Mani Ratnam (Director) we gel so well, he treats me like his Brother” - Ravi K.Chandran
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

People who added this item 1362 Average listal rating (825 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
A Biography Drama. Cinematography by Eric Gautier. The Screenplay of this movie is based on Che guevera’s travelogue!

“Covering the regions of South America,this film’s Cinematography serves as an advertisement for the Entire Continent” - Daily Telegraph
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Amadeus (1984)

People who added this item 2305 Average listal rating (1445 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
A Musical Drama. Cinematography by Miroslav Ondrícek. A Biography on Amadeus Mozart. The film shot in Prague, Vienna. Mozart’s high pitch laughter in this film is prime factor in his mannerism.
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)

A thriller. Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel. Depicts the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ before ending in resurrection.

“The Script was exceptional, I have always been fascinated by religion, rituals, ceremony and the Imagery.” - Caleb Deschanel
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Iruvar (1997)

A Political Drama. Cinematography by Santosh Sivan. A Fictional Biography on M.G.Ramachandran and Karunanidhi, Friendship, Politics and more.

“Iruvar is the most challenging film i have worked on, those complex camera moves, huge canvas.” – Santosh Sivan
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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

An Epic Drama. Cinematography by F.A.Young. This film is considered to be one on the most influential films made, it shows the Experience of Lawrence a British Soldier’s experience in World War I F.A.Young has been voted to be one among the top 10 in most influential Cinematographers by International Cinematographers Guild.
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Inception (2010)

People who added this item 5896 Average listal rating (3884 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Inception (2010)
A Fictional Drama. Cinematography by Wally Pfister. This film is about Implanting one’s idea into the target’s subconscious state of mind.

“To aid audience recognition of dream level’s I have given distinct look to each dream level.” - Wally Pfister
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Black Hawk Down (2001)

People who added this item 2475 Average listal rating (1622 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
A War Drama. Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak. Directed by Ridley Scott, this film depicts the American raid to capture Somalian Warlord (Osman Ali).

“Many aspects about me in the film are Wrong” - Osman Ali to BBC Radio
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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

A War Drama. Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski. Critically acclaimed for remaking the Omaha beach assault in the first 30 minutes.

“I set the shutter timing to 45-90 degrees instead of the usual 180, to give a crispiness and a realistic feel to those explosions and soldier’s
movement” - Janusz Kaminski
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The English Patient (1996)

A War Drama. Cinematography by John Seale. This film is a about biography of a critically burnt man(English patient) and his flashbacks into his life.

“We were confused whether to go anamorphic or 1:85, then was convinced with 1:85 Because its a movie about people in desert not about a desert with people” - John Seale
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The Green Mile (1999)

People who added this item 5269 Average listal rating (3544 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
A Fictional Drama. Cinematography by David Tattersall. A Biography of Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) as a Death-row corrections Officer. Originally Tom was there to play the older Paul role, but then he didn’t fit in.
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The Three Colors Trilogy

People who added this item 1201 Average listal rating (654 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
A Romantic Drama / Thriller. Cinematography by Edward Klosinski / Piotr Sobocinski / Slawomir Idziak. All three directed by Kieslowski, they portray human emotions in various shades of colors. Blue, White and Red are the colors of French Flag from left to right!

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Rashomon (1950)

People who added this item 1227 Average listal rating (747 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
A Crime Drama. Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa. One of the Greatest films of Akira Kurosawa, involves a series of stories and they all unite in climax.

“I have used Mirror to reflect natural light since it was too weak and We had to tint the water with black ink because the lenses couldnt capture rain with pure water” - Kazuo Miyagawa
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Braveheart (1995)

People who added this item 4679 Average listal rating (3101 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
A Historical Drama. Cinematography by John Toll. Directed by the Great Mel Gibson its about life of a Scottish Warrior. Inspired from the Big screen epics from his childhood, Gibson made this movie.

“If I can feel the hand of a Cinematographer, then that is not my way of natural Inclination” - John Toll
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Out of Africa (1985)

A War Drama. Cinematography by David Watkin. A Beautiful Drama loosely based on the autibiography by Isak Dinesan.

“Those Wide Panoramas, nostalgic and warm interiors were not my style of work” - David Watkin


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Everybody loves movies, this list is for all those Photo/Cinematographer readers out there!

I have compiled a list of 25 movies with some boasting camera work. The cinematography in any movie should enhance the sense of the movie along with the feel which the characters are able to produce on screen. The same applies to Photography.Try watching these movies and see if you agree.

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Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago at Mar 20 6:14
Great List.............

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