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#1 Kemalettin Sert

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:20 PM

can you recommend some movies or noticable scenes shot with wide lenses..?or any cinematographers addicted to wide lenses
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:23 PM

Look at a few Terry Giliam movies. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas come sot mind quickly, as does some of the stuff in Tideland.
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#3 John Sprung

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:06 PM

There was a marvelous commercial for some kind of odor product a few years back. They had some whimsical looking actors -- with large noses to begin with -- walk up and practically smell the front element. ;-)




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#4 julien doumenjou

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:43 PM

can you recommend some movies or noticable scenes shot with wide lenses..?or any cinematographers addicted to wide lenses


-Polanski's great hallucination scenes from "Repulsion" and "The tenant"

-Kubrick's "Clockwork Orange"
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:50 PM

can you recommend some movies or noticable scenes shot with wide lenses..?or any cinematographers addicted to wide lenses


Also "The Hill" from Sydney Lumett, shot with wide angle lenses only. As the film goes on the anle lens is getting wider and wider until the last scene where everybody's getting crazy, faces (including Sean Connery's) completly distorted... On of the best use of wide angle for sure!
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#6 Rob Vogt

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

The Royal Tenenbaums.
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:39 AM

American History X
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:11 AM

"The Changeling" (the 1980 film, not to be confused with the recent Clint Eastwood one)

Roy Andersson's "Songs from the Second Floor" and "You, the Living", also his short "World of Glory"

"The Cranes Are Flying"

"Clockwork Orange" was mentioned; pretty much all Kubrick films have excellent use of wide angle.

Edited by Antti Näyhä, 17 April 2010 - 02:11 AM.

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#9 Tim Partridge

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:51 AM

Tobe Hooper. Lifeforce is a stunner for barrel distorted, wide angle anamorphic work. Trailer:

Blake Edwards on most of his Pink Panther movies, usually wide shots with art direction incorporated into the camera angle (A Shot in the Dark with the mansion building).

Billy Wilder, Private Life of Sherlock Holmes. Always something new to learn watching that one.

Pre-Deakins Coen brothers.

John Landis would use them for comic effect.

Ken Russell, Acid Queen section of Tommy, particularly.

Richard Lester, I Need You section of Help!

The Ipcress File has some striking shots, too.

Guy Hamilton punctuated some of the Bond movies with them, as did Lewis Gilbert.

Hitchcock, obviously! Many dramatic moments in his films are punctuated by them.

Douglas Slocombe seemed to use them quite regularly, too.
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#10 Marc Roessler

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:04 PM

Not to forget "Brazil" from Terry Gilliam...!
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