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#1 Chris Montte

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

I'm curious to know what everyone out there thinks are some of the greatest collaborations of Director and Cinematographer. I'm thinking of films that have the unique style of a particular director but that the cinematographer has also been able to leave their stamp as well. One that comes to mind for me is Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I think Spielberg's early style really comes out on that film and I'm sure that Zsigmond had a lot to do with it.

I'm hoping the answers here will help to add to my DVD/Blu-ray collection

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#2 David Rakoczy

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

David Lynch & Fred Elmes
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:40 PM

Oliver Stone and Robert Richardson, Bertoluccci and Storaro, Bergman and Nykvist, Gordon Willis and whichever director he worked with more than once -- Pakula, Coppola, Bridges, Allen. Coens and Deakins. Lean and Young (sounds like the title of an exercise video or a gay porn movie...) Kubrick and Alcott. Lester and Watkin. Huston and Morris.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:59 PM

• Cundey and Carpenter
• Doyle and Kar-Wai
• Spinotti and Mann
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:00 PM

I like the 'Gorgon Willis and whoever'!.. I agree!
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#6 Rob Vogt

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

Mendes and Hall
Charlone and Meirelles
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:17 PM

David Fincher and Darius Khondji
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:15 AM

Cuaron and Lubezki
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:17 AM

Tarkovsky and Nykvist
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#10 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:43 AM

If we're going to count one-time only great collaborations, that opens the door quite a bit -- the most famous example would be Welles & Toland (also important would be Toland's multiple collaborations with Wyler and Ford).

Also, Malick and Almendros, Malick and Toll, Malick and Lubezki.

Another famous collaboration: Powell-Pressburger and Jack Cardiff (I think they did three movies together, all great: "Matter of Life & Death", "Black Narcissus", "Red Shoes").

Also Hitchcock and Burks.

Friedkin and Roizman. Martin Ritt and James Wong Howe. Spielberg and Daviau, Spielberg and Kaminski. Truffaut and Almendros. Kurosawa and Miyagawa. Satyajit Ray and Subrata Mitra. Eisenstein and Tisse. Murnau and Freund.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:48 AM

Leone - Delli Colli
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:13 AM

David Cronenberg & Peter Suschitzky – amazing match!
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:33 AM

Deakins and the coen bros
spielberg and kaminsky
cuaron and lubesky
iñarritu and prieto
jean pierre jenaut and bruno delbonell
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:03 PM

Jean Pierre Jenaut and Darius Khondji
Wes Anderson and Robert Yeoman
Spike Jonze and Lance Acord
Gus Van Sant and Harris Savides
David Fincher and Harris Savides (The Game)
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#15 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 05:01 PM

it's jean-pierre jeunet

Ken loach and barry Ackroyd :)
emir Kusturica and late vilko Filac :(
Theo Angelopulos and yorgos arvanitis
Luc Besson and carlo varini and then thierry Arbogast
Olivier Assayas and Eric Gautier
Eric Rohmer and Nestor Almendros
Mikael Winterbottom and Marcel Zyskind
the Dardennes brothers and Alain Marcoen

for the Europeens
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#16 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:31 PM

Claire Denis and Agnes Godard.
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#17 Drew Bienemann

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:55 PM

soderberg and himself.
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:50 AM

Alex Proyas and Dariusz Wolski worked twice to great results. Wolski also worked on the 3 Pirate movies with Verbinski and he is now working with Tim Burton on Alice in Wonderland after doing Sweent Todd. Another great team is Tom Tykwer and and Frank Griebe who have worked in several films together too.
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Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:36 AM

Hi agree Drew, Harris Savides and Gus van Sant's work is quite impressive.

Also Hou Hsiao Hsien and Mark Lee Ping Bing
Sergei Urusevsky and Mikhail Kalatozov
I think any good cinematographer would have made an outstanding work with Kubrick, he was almost doing everything !
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#20 Chris Montte

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 10:26 AM

soderberg and himself.



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