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#1 Hamid Khozouie

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:47 AM

Which films influence you for using the good advantages of lighting in outdoor cinematography?
My options are :
DAYS OF HEAVEN(1976) Nestor almendros
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SHELTERING SKY(1990) Vittorio Storaro
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#2 Ignacio Aguilar

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 06:47 AM

Some of my favourites:


-"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.
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 02:10 PM

Lawrence of Arabia tops my list.
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#4 Raffinator

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:55 AM

Ahh, the great outdoors. No set can match the beauty and poetry of mother earth.

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)

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#5 Jon Amerikaner

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:36 AM

In no particular order:

"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).


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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:41 AM

I would only ADD a few items to what has already been listed, like "Out of Africa", "The Emerald Forest", "Gallipoli", "The Mission"...
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#7 Tim J Durham

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:41 PM

I would only ADD a few items to what has already been listed, like "Out of Africa", "The Emerald Forest", "Gallipoli", "The Mission"...

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"Black Robe"
"Touching the Void"
"Winged Migration"
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:48 PM

Only because I just watched it again recently - Roman Polanski's film TESS. photographed by the late, great Geoffrey Unsworth and Ghislain Cloquet
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:40 AM

also
Easy riders 'laslo kovaks"
Quest for fire : "Claude Agostini"
himalaya : "Eric Guichard"
have you seen this last one?
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#10 Jeremy Montana

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 01:35 AM

"BARAKA". Stunning, stunning photography.
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#11 Johnny Derango

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Posted 13 June 2005 - 06:42 PM

Hands down, "The Thin Red Line"
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 09:38 AM

WALKABOUT- Nic Roeg/Tony Richmond
Very exciting location work.

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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"

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#13 Landon D. Parks

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:16 PM

I would have to say the film with the best outdoor photography is the Lord of the Rings films...
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 01:27 PM

"The Return"

Dir.: Andrei Zvyagintsev year 2003
Cinematography : Mikhail Krichman


This is cinema.
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#15 DavidSloan

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 03:04 PM

It's hard for me to answer such a question because I can't separate the cinematography from the film itself. I have too much of a writer/director mentality to simply be satisfied with nice images. I'm sure the exteriors in Sahara were nice, but I wouldn't see that film for money.

Some favorite films with lots of rich outdoor cinematography:

Zabriskie Point
The Cow
Sword of Doom
Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left For the East
Stalker
Voyage to Cythera
29 Palms
El Topo

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#16 James Brown

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:25 PM

Thin Red Line & Days of Heavan all the way.
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#17 Luke Prendergast

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:41 AM

Once Upon A Time In The West
Le Grand Bleu/The Big Blue
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#18 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:00 AM

Aguirre: Wrath of God
Stalker
Ran
Badlands
Deerhunter


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.
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#19 timHealy

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 10:37 AM

off the top of my head, I'd like to add to a great list:

A Walk in the Clouds.

Just beautiful.


Tucker

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....

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#20 Ram Shani

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 01:09 PM

hi

"the thin red line"

"day of haevan"

"stalker"

"house of fllying dagers"-

"dreams"-korasawa

" apocalypse now"

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Edited by ramdop, 18 June 2005 - 01:10 PM.

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