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#1 Charles Talbott Jr

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:05 AM

I'm getting ready to shoot some standard 16mm on my K-3 and I'm going back and rewatching films shot in Academy standard to inspire me. Last night I watched "The Killing". I'll be shooting B&W reversal so...any suggestions?
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:09 AM

Hitchcock's Notorious is worth a look.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 12:27 AM

We just had a whole thread of b&w movie recommendations:
http://www.cinematog...n...=28579&st=0
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#4 Rod Otaviano

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 01:04 AM

You should check out "Following" (1998) by Christopher Nolan. I think it was shot on 7222 and 7231 (someone correct me if I'm wrong). "Chan is Missing" (1982) is also 16mm B&W, Academy standard and was shot on B&W reversal. "Mutual Appreciation" by Andrew Bujalski. Shot on 7222.

Some old B&W movies shot in Academy standard I love:

"Knife in the Water" (1962) - Polanski -> one of my all-time favorite films ... unusual camera angles, great composition
"Ascenseur pour l'echafaud" (1958) by Louis Malle - This movie is excellent. It's a kind of French new wave-ish Hitchcockian suspense film.
"The Cranes are Flying" (1957) - Mikhail Kalatozov - there's a topic here on this film, look it up for more info.
"Persona" (1966) - Ingmar Bergman - Take a look at this frame to have an idea of what you're gonna see ...
"Pickpocket" (1959) - Robert Bresson
"La Carriere de Suzanne" (1963) by Eric Rohmer - Shot with a Beaulieu 16. If you like "Mutual Appreciation", you'll like this one.
"Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux (1962)" - Godard - Again, unusual camera angles ... actually the whole movie is very ... different. But it's pretty good and inspiring.
"The Big Sleep" (1946) by Howard Hawks

There's so many other great movies, difficult to list them all ... but these are some of the movies that really inspire me. You should also check out TCM (Turner Classic Movies), lots of great B&W movies there. There was also a recent topic on B&W movies here on this forum. You should find some interesting stuff there.
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