Thursday Movie Picks: Favorite Cinematography

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today’s topic is favorite cinematography, so let’s get talking!

#1 Sweeney Todd

Tim Burton has a very unique way of putting his films together. Sweeney Todd is a brilliant example for his still and I love everything about it.

#2 Kill Bill

The same goes for Quentin Tarantino. I actually had a hard time choosing just one of his pictures but Kill Bill just comes with brilliant cinematography.

#3 2001: A Space Odyssey

Finally, another great director: Stanley Kubrick. 2001: A Space Odyssey is so iconic, you will be familar with many of the images even if you haven’t seen the film. Especially the opening sequence inspired many other movies!

What’s your favorite cinematography? Let me know in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: Favorite Cinematography

  1. Fine examples of cinematography I just wish I could say I liked the films more.

    I put off Kill Bill for years and when I finally did watch it found that I was right, it really wasn’t for me. But it did have a great look.

    2001 was an interminable bore for me but again it was beautifully shot.

    I’ve never seen this take on Sweeney Todd, I have seen the filmed version of the original play with Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett and never thought that version could be improved on.

    Since the theme is favorite cinematography I felt okay with reusing three from before with awesome photography.

    Legends of the Fall (1994)-Lavish star-studded (Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn etc.) familial drama set in Big Sky country with cinematographer John Toll’s breathtaking vistas as the various hardships of the star-crossed Ludlow clan unfurl.

    Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)-Set in the rural West Country of Victorian England future director Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now) in his original capacity as director of photography captures gorgeous shots that have a painterly feel of the area and almost equally beautiful performers (Julie Christie, Alan Bates and Terence Stamp).

    A River Runs Through It (1992)-Based on the memoir of Norman MacLean and once again starring Brad Pitt this small story of a quiet preacher (Tom Skerritt) and his two son-studious, serious Norman (Craig Sheffer) and feckless Paul (Pitt) in the years between WWI and the Great Depression that posits fly fishing as a metaphor for life captures the beauty of Montana thanks to DP Philippe Rousselot fantastic eye for detail.

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    • I really need to watch the original Sweeney Todd film. Angely Lansbury must have been great in that one.
      This time I heard of all your picks, I know I saw number 1 and 3 but sadly I can’t remember much about either.

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  2. I have to see Sweeney Todd and I still have not seen Kill Bill but I agree the Quinton Tarantino films have such a great look about them. I have seen 2001 more than once and was hoping I would like it more but I found it a bit of a yawn and was in the WTF thinking with the ending. I think I need to be a hippie on LSD to like that film.

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