Hey so, I just finished watching Kill Bill. Anyone who has seen it I think knows it has some amazing effin cinematography. You know, camera movement and placement. So here's what I want to know from you guys: What movie( s ) do you think has/ve the best cinematography. What film has the most innovative or interesting cinematography.
Here's another one. Cool movie moments. Like in Kill Bill vol. 1, when
O-ren Ishii and her bodyguards walk into the club, and that music plays. That's a pretty cool moment. So answer both questions.
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There is one really wicked shot in War of the Worlds (2005) when the family has stolen the van and is driving along the highway or whatever. The camera starts inside the car on the right side and focusses on the characters as they discuss what's going on. The car then swerves and the camera pulls back out of the right window and we see the van racing through stopped cars. The camera then comes around to outside the left window and focusses on the characters again as the talk some more and the camera continues to move right around the back of tha car and around to the front doing an almost-360. Finally the camera goes in through the front windscreen glass to a close up of Ray.
Wow, that was a long description... but a great piece of camera work. By having that one long sweeping shot Speilberg was able to have quite a bit of dialogue and not lose any tension. Very nicely done.
I think the cinematography in 'Punch-Drunk Love' is very original. For sheer beauty, you should ch-ch-check out 'The Thin Red Line' by Terence Malik. It's incredible. Also, anything by Kubrick.
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Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Agree with Kubrick. In particular, Jack Nicholson's snow romp in "The Shining". Tracking from the front, while he's lumbering through the snow. Scary shit, and of course the framing w/ the elevator o' gore.
I didn't like the movie, but the opening sequence of "Touch of Evil" was sweet. It's heralded as some of the best visual narrative ever caught on film.