Best Outdoor Cinematography
Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:47 AM
My options are :
DAYS OF HEAVEN(1976) Nestor almendros
SHELTERING SKY(1990) Vittorio Storaro
Posted 21 May 2005 - 06:47 AM
-"Lawrence of Arabia", "Doctor Zhivago" & "Ryan's Daughter", Freddie Young BSC.
-"Dances with Wolves", Dean Semler, ACS, ASC.
-"Apocalypse Now", Vittorio Storaro, AIC, ASC.
-"Baraka", Ron Fricke.
-"The Thin Red Line", John Toll, ASC.
-"Ran", Asakazu Nakai.
Posted 21 May 2005 - 02:10 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:55 AM
Loved "RAN", "LAWRENCE", "BARAKA", "APOCALYPSE NOW" as mentioned before. A few more:
"McCABE & MRS.MILLER" -Vilmos Zsigmond: incredible use of flashing, a totally unique look.
"THE SEARCHERS" -Winton C. Hoch: Monument Valley, John Wayne on a horse, what else can you say?
"THE WILD BUNCH" -Lucien Ballard: great skies, death as ballet.
"PREDATOR" -Donald McAlpine: incredible jungle textures, green jungle, red blood.
"THE BLACK STALLION" -Caleb Deschanel: fantastic visual storytelling.
"BARRY LYNDON" -John Alcott: not entirely "outdoors", but sumptuous, painterly landscapes, and nice use of zooms (normally considered an amateur move)
Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:36 AM
"Baraka" (although I'm not sure that much of it is lit since it's a non-fiction film).
"Never Cry Wolf" Hiro Narita ASC (probably the best wilderness movie survival not seen by many people).
"Derzu Uzala" directed by Akira Kurosawa (one of his bests, sadly little seen by anyone but the most devout fans).
"Border Incident" and "Devil's Doorway" John Alton ASC (cinema's greatest noir cinematographer shot some westerns late in his career. The best day for night photography I've ever seen).
"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Roger Deakins ASC, BSC (sumptuous colors thanks to a carefully used DI)
"Cool Hand Luke" and "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" Conrad L. Hall ASC (you've seen them, what more is there to say)
?The Fellowship of The Ring? Andrew Lesnie ACS (my favorite of the trilogy, although there?s great work throughout).
Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:41 AM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:48 PM
Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:40 AM
Easy riders 'laslo kovaks"
Quest for fire : "Claude Agostini"
himalaya : "Eric Guichard"
have you seen this last one?
Posted 14 June 2005 - 09:38 AM
WALKABOUT- Nic Roeg/Tony Richmond
Very exciting location work.
Have to agree, I'd forgotten how good until I rented the DVD recently...
Wow this is a broad category.
I second "The Thin Red Line" not because it's beautiful per se but because the moves make the camera some kind of primeval observer amidst the madness of war. These two really need the big screen......
A few that might not get mentioned:
Recently, Li Ping-bin for Hou's "The Puppetmaster" and "Good Men, Good Women"
Speaking of Iran, Kiarostami's "The Wind Will Carry Us" (Mahmoud Kalari ?)
Classicaly way too many to mention but Tisse on Eisenstein's unfinished "Que Viva Mexico"
Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:16 PM
Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:27 PM
Dir.: Andrei Zvyagintsev year 2003
Cinematography : Mikhail Krichman
This is cinema.
Posted 14 June 2005 - 03:04 PM
Some favorite films with lots of rich outdoor cinematography:
Sword of Doom
Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left For the East
Voyage to Cythera
Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:41 AM
Le Grand Bleu/The Big Blue
Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:00 AM
This is pointless because there are so many. Just as pointless as the "Most influential cinematographer" thread. I mean Billy Bitzer (DW Griffith's) cameraman was there at the beginning and seriously innovating on a daily basis.
Posted 18 June 2005 - 10:37 AM
A Walk in the Clouds.
again beauty all the way.
And Black Hawk Down.
from a gritty, get your hands dirty, point of view.
It has already been mentioned, but I got a chance to see Lawrence of Arabia at the Ziegfeld in NY when it was restored in the early 90's. It was nothing less than spectacular. Films like that are simply not made for television. This list could go on and on....
Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:09 PM
"the thin red line"
"day of haevan"
"house of fllying dagers"-
" apocalypse now"
Edited by ramdop, 18 June 2005 - 01:10 PM.