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My 200(ish) Favorite Shots of All-Time

My 200(ish) Favorite Shots of All-Time

Even though I wasn’t able to choose only one shot from these movies I wanted to recognize the cinematography of ‘Far From Heaven’, ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘All That Heaven Allows’, ‘Blood and Black Lace’, ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’, and ‘Goodbye, Dragon Inn’ as fantastic

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

Director: Robert Wiene

Cinematographer: Willy Hameister

Faust (1926)

‘Faust’ (Universum Film)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Cinematographer: Carl Hoffmann

The General (1926)

‘The General’ (United Artists)

Director: Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman

Cinematographer: Bert Haines and Devereaux Jennings

Metropolis (1927)

Director: Fritz Lang

Cinematographer: Karl Freund. Gunther Rittau, Walter Ruttman

Earth (1930)

‘Earth’ (Amkino)

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Cinematographer: Daniil Demutsky

M (1931)

‘M’ (Vereinigte)

Director: Fritz Lang

Wooden Crosses (1932)

‘Wooden Crosses’ (Pathe-Natan)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

‘Gone With The Wind’ (MGM)

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

‘The Long Voyage Home’ (United Artists)

Citizen Kane (1941)

‘Citizen Kane’ (RKO Radio)

Director: Orson Welles

Cinematographer: Gregg Toland

Casablanca (1942)

‘Casablanca’ (Warner Bros.)

Day of Wrath (1943)

‘Day of Wrath’ (Palladium)

The Gang’s All Here (1943)

‘The Gang’s All Here’ (20th Century Fox)

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

‘Leave Her to Heaven’ (20th Century Fox)

Black Narcissus (1947)

‘Black Narcissus’ (GFD)

Macbeth (1948)

The Third Man (1949)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

‘Singin in the Rain’ (MGM)

Ugetsu (1953)

‘Ugetsu’ (Daiei)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

‘The Night of the Hunter’ (United Artists)

Pather Panchali (1955)

‘Pather Panchali’ (Curzon)

The Searchers (1956)

‘The Searchers’ (Warner Bros.)

Funny Face (1957)

‘Funny Face’ (Paramount)

Vertigo (1958)

‘Vertigo’ (Paramount)

‘Vertigo’ (Paramount)

Black Sunday (1960)

‘Black Sunday’ (Unidis)

La Dolce Vita (1960)

‘La Dolce Vita’ (Cineriz)

Letter Never Sent (1960)

‘Letter Never Sent’ (Mosfilm)

Macario (1960)

‘Macario’ (Azteca)

Psycho (1960)

‘Psycho’ (Paramount)

The Virgin Spring (1960)

‘The Virgin Spring’ (SF-Produktion)

La Notte (1961)

‘La Notte’ (United Artists)

Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

‘Ivan’s Childhood’ (Mosfilm)

8 1/2 (1963)

‘8 1/2’ (Cineriz)

The Leopard (1963)

‘The Leopard’ (Titanus)

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

‘Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ (Columbia)

Kwaidan (1964)

‘Kwaidan’ (Toho)

‘Kwaidan’ (Toho)

Soy Cuba (1964)

‘Soy Cuba’ (Mosfilm)

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

‘Doctor Zhivago’ (MGM)

The Sound of Music (1965)

‘The Sound of Music’ (20th Century Fox)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (PEA)

Persona (1966)

‘Persona’ (Svensk)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Marketa Lazarova (1967)

‘Marketa Lazarova’ (Barrandov)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (MGM)

“2001: A Space Odyssey” (MGM)

The Conformist (1970)

‘The Conformist’ ()

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

‘A Clockwork Orange’ (Warner Bros.)

Dirty Harry (1971)

‘Dirty Harry’ (Warner Bros.)

Walkabout (1971)

‘Walkabout’ (20th Century Fox)

Cries and Whispers (1972)

‘Cries and Whispers’ (Svensk)

The Godfather (1972)

‘The Godfather’ (Paramount)

The Mechanic (1972)

‘The Mechanic’ (1972)

Solaris (1972)

‘Solaris’ (Mosfilm)

‘Solaris’ (Mosfilm)

The Exorcist (1973)

‘The Exorcist’ (Warner Bros.)

The Holy Mountain (1973)

‘The Holy Mountain’ (ABKCO)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

‘Barry Lyndon’ (Warner Bros.)

‘Barry Lyndon’ (Warner Bros.)

The Mirror (1975)

‘The Mirror’ ()

My American Friend (1977)

‘The American Friend’ (Cinegate)

Star Wars (1977)

See the source image

‘Star Wars’ (20th Century Fox)

Suspiria (1977)

‘Suspiria’ (Seda Spettacoli)

Days of Heaven (1978)

‘Days of Heaven’ ()

The Deer Hunter (1978)

‘The Deer Hunter’ (Universal)

Alien (1979)

‘Alien’ (20th Century Fox)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

‘Apocalypse Now’ (United Artists)

Mad Max (1979)

‘Mad Max’ (Roadshow)

Manhattan (1979)

‘Manhattan’ (United Artists)

Stalker (1979)

‘Stalker’ (Mosfilm)

Raging Bull (1980)

‘Raging Bull’ (United Artists)

The Shining (1980)

‘The Shining’ (Warner Bros.)

‘The Shining’ (Warner Bros.)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

‘Empire Strikes Back’ (20th Century Fox)

‘Empire Strikes Back’ (20th Century Fox)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (Paramount)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ (Universal)

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

‘Once Upon a Time in America’ (Warner Bros.)The Princess Bride (1987)

Paris, Texas (1984)

‘Paris, Texas’ (20th Century Fox)

Blue Velvet (1986)

‘Blue Velvet’ (DEG)

Manhunter (1986)

‘Manhunter’ (DEG)

Mirch Masala (1986)

‘Mirch Masala’ (NFDC)

The Princess Bride (1987)

‘The Princess Bride’ (20th Century Fox)

Wings of Desire (1987)

‘Wings of Desire’ (Orion)

Akira (1988)

‘Akira’ (Toho)

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (Studio Ghibli)

‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (Studio Ghibli)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

‘My Neighbor Totoro’ (Studio Ghibli)

Dreams (1990)

‘Dreams’ (Warner Bros.)

Goodfellas (1990)

‘Goodfellas’ (Warner Bros.)

Miller’s Crossing (1990)

‘Miller’s Crossing’ (20th Century Fox)

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

‘Raise the Red Lantern’ (Momentum)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ (Tristar)

Thelma + Louise (1991)

‘Thelma and Louise’ (MGM)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (Columbia)

Jurassic Park (1993)

‘Jurassic Park’ (Universal)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (Disney/Touchstone)

Schindler’s List (1993)

‘Schindler’s List’ (Universal)

Forrest Gump (1994)

‘Forrest Gump’ (Paramount)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (Columbia)

Three Colors: Red (1994)

‘Three Colors: Red’ (Miramax)

Fallen Angels (1995)

‘Fallen Angels’

Se7en (1995)

‘Se7en’ (New Line)

Fargo (1996)

‘Fargo’ (Gramercy)

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

‘Romeo + Juliet’ (20th Century Fox)

A Little Princess (1997)

‘A Little Princess’ (Warner Bros.)

L.A. Confidential (1997)

‘L.A. Confidential’ (Warner Bros.)

Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evengelion (1997)

Dil Se.. (1998)

‘Dil Se..’ (Eros)

Mulan (1998)

‘Mulan’ (Disney)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

‘Saving Private Ryan’ (Dreamworks)

The Truman Show (1998)

‘The Truman Show’ (Paramount)

Adolescence of Utena (1999)

Fight Club (1999)

‘Fight Club’ ()

The Matrix (1999)

‘The Matrix’ (Warner Bros.)

American Psycho (2000)

‘American Psycho’ (Lionsgate)

The Cell (2000)

‘The Cell’ (New Line)

In the Mood For Love (2000)

‘In the Mood For Love’ (GEM Entertainment)

Amelie (2001)

‘Amelie’ (Miramax)

The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

‘Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (New Line)

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2001)

‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’

Spirited Away (2001)

‘Spirited Away’ (Studio Ghibli)

City of God (2002)

‘City of God’ (Miramax)

Far From Heaven (2002)


Hero (2002)

‘Hero’ (Miramax)

‘Hero’ (Miramax)

Big Fish (2003)

‘Big Fish’ (Columbia)

Lost in Translation (2003)

‘Lost in Translation’ (Focus Features)

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ (Studio Ghibli)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

‘Shaun of the Dead’ (Universal)

Jarhead (2005)

‘Jarhead’ (Universal)

Children of Men (2006)

‘Children of Men’ (Universal)

The Fall (2006)

‘The Fall’ (Roadside Attractions)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (Picturehouse)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ (Warner Bros.)

Sunshine (2007)

‘Sunshine’ (Searchlight)

There Will Be Blood (2007)

‘There Will Be Blood’ (Paramount Vantage)

Enter the Void (2009)

‘Enter the Void’ (2009)

The Road (2009)

‘The Road’ (The Weinstein Company)

Up (2009)

‘Up’ (Disney/Pixar)

Valhalla Rising (2009)

‘Valhalla Rising’ (IFC)

Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’ (Elephant Eye)

Black Swan (2010)

‘Black Swan’ (Searchlight)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’ (Strand)

Drive (2011)

‘Drive’ (FilmDistrict)

Melancholia (2011)

‘Melancholia’ (Magnolia)

The Tree of Life (2011)

‘The Tree of Life’ (Searchlight)

Django Unchained (2012)

‘Django Unchained’ (The Weinstein Company)

Frances Ha (2012)

‘Frances Ha’ (IFC)

Life of Pi (2012)

‘Life of Pi’ (20th Century Fox)

The Master (2012)

Skyfall (2012)

‘Skyfall’ (MGM)

Only God Forgives (2013)

‘Only God Forgives’ (RADiUS-TWC)

‘Only God Forgives’ (RADiUS-TWC)

Prisoners (2013)

‘Prisoners’ (Warner Bros.)

A Girl Walks Home At Night (2014)

‘A Girl Walks Home At Night’ (Kino Lorber)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Searchlight)

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ (Searchlight)

Mr. Turner (2014)

‘Mr. Turner’ (Sony Classics)

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (Warner Bros.)

The Revenant (2015)

‘The Revenant’ (20th Century Fox)

Slow West (2015)

‘Slow West’ (A24)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ (Madman)

La La Land (2016)

‘La La Land’ (Lionsgate)

Moonlight (2016)

‘Moonlight’ (A24)

A Ghost Story (2017)

‘A Ghost Story’ (A24)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

‘Blade Runner 2049’ (Warner Bros.)

Dunkirk (2017)

‘Dunkirk’ (Warner Bros.)

Phantom Thread (2017)

‘Phantom Thread’ (Focus)

Black Panther (2018)

‘Black Panther’ (Disney/Marvel)

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Roma (2018)

Tumbbad (2018)

‘Tumbbad’ (Amazon)

1917 (2019)

‘1917’ (Universal)

First Cow (2019)

‘First Cow’ (A24)

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Cinematographer: Christopher Blauvelt


Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ (Neon)

Director: Celine Sciamma

Cinematographer: Claire Mathon

Spencer (2021)

‘Spencer’ (NEON)

Director: Pablo Larrain

Cinematographer: Claire Mathon

The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ (Apple+/A24)

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ (Apple+/A24)

Director: Joel Coen

Cinematography: Bruno Debonnel