Anderson, Paul Thomas
Coppola, Francis Ford
De Palma, Brian
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner
Green, David Gordon
Hill, George Roy
Refn, Nicolas Winding
Van Sant, Gus
Von Trier, Lars
Fantastic work so far! Excellent selections of both cinematographers and directors. This site is a great reference.
Of course, there are LOTS of films out there that would make a terrific addition to this collection. Let’s chat!
November 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm
Oh there are so many that I’m dying to get to do, Im looking at the site as a long term project.
I don’t really have time to update it more than I do, It used to a be a post every second day, its now every third day (and Im struggling making that schedule sometimes with pre production on my feature films)
But i would love to hear some suggestions of course… ill see what I can do!
November 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm
Great site, will be bookmarking it.
How about some of Woody Allen’s collaborations with Gordon Willis, Carlo DiPalma and Sven Nykvist? The period of 1977 – 1998 using those three exclusively is a watershed of outstanding photography, perhaps most notably with Willis on “Manhattan” and “Stardust Memories”.
January 29, 2011 at 6:42 am
Good stuff, bookmarking this site. Some great films, directors etc. but I dislike the lack of Ingmar Bergman in this list. His ‘Persona’ (with the above mentioned Sven Nykvist) is one of the most beautiful films ever.
It’s nice to see Tarkovsky and all the Herzog movies with Klaus Kinski. Other directors whose films should be here in the future (I hope) are Federico Fellini and Krzysztof Kieslowski. Keep it up man.
March 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm
Ive never been a huge Bergman fan, I appreciate his films, but I dont really love them, so I don’t actually own any of the DVDs. That said of the few I have watch the photography and imagery have always been really powerful… I have a friend whose a big fan so Ill see if I can borrow some of his movies for a while.
Ill have to find people who own Kieslowski and Fellini… because honestly I havent gotten around to seeing any of their films yet (though I desperately want to)
March 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm
Great idea for a site. Nice cinematography and interesting editing tend to be a very large part of what I respond to in films.
A few directors I’d recommend you include on your site sometime would be -
Michael Mann: His regular cinematographer is Dante Spinotti – all their collaberations are very striking. I think MANNHUNTER is a particular standout; also my DVD has a nice feature with Spinotti called The Look of MANNHUNTER. Mann’s done brilliant Hi-def work with Dion Beebe on COLLATERAL and MIAMI VICE.
Mike Figgis: I think he tends to be his own DP, regularly shoots with handheld 16mm, in colour. I’ve only seen LEAVING LAS VEGAS – extraordinary. THE LOSS OF SEXUAL INOCENCE looks well worth checking out too.
Olivier Assayas: plenty of stunning cinematographry over the 330 mins. of CARLOS. It had 2 DP’s. It’s incredible it only cost 18 million. His other film look great too.
Tony Scott: one of the most visually fascinating directors around. His really interesting stuff comes with MAN ON FIRE and after, but all his films prior to this are very strong too. My DOMINO DVD has a featurette on its visual style – goes into great detail on Scott’s multi-camera shooting style, use of various frame rates, and post production – everything they did developing the negative to get the distinct look.
Merchant-Ivory Films: period piece specialists. Beautiful cinematography and editing on HOWARDS END and SURVIVING PICASSO particularly. Of the other of their films I’ve seen A ROOM WITH A VIEW is pretty good, THE WHITE COUNTESS is bad.
Others I think you shoul consider including some work from are Spielberg, Tarantino, Polanski and, yeah, Welles as others have said, or some film noir.
Keep up the good work! Ciao.
April 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm
May you please include the Mason Gamble film Dennis The Menace?
April 3, 2012 at 7:02 am
Anything by Christopher Doyle, the man is brilliant! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0236313/
April 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Love your site… love the images. Well done, great iconic movie moments here. Keep up the good work.
July 16, 2012 at 11:01 am
Would be amazing to have some John Hughes films…
All those amazing high school films from the 80′s
September 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm
i hope you can upload some Peter Greenaway films, they are gorgeous
March 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm
Hes come up quite a bit in suggestions, I havent seen any of his movies but will endevour to do so ASAP.
March 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm
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