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Filmspotters' Top 100 Cinematographers
« on: March 27, 2011, 02:42:50 PM »
Would there be an interest in doing something like this?

I know once we move out of the realm of Director and Actor people are a little bit sketchy as to names they know, but I figured we could work on a thread which helped people recognize various cinematographer's body of work.

I'd certainly be interested in helming this endeavor, but I'd need help figuring out the best way to collect, sort and rank all the data.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Cinematographers
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 02:44:28 PM »
I'm just beginning to get a handle on what cinematography is.  So I think I'll pass on this one until I feel better able to intelligently participate in this discussion.   I am looking forward to what others say, so that I may learn.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 02:47:11 PM »
I'd much prefer to do it by film rather then by Cinematographer.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 02:49:16 PM »
That's a possibility as well. What would we call that? Top 100 Cinematic Films?

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 02:50:49 PM »
That's a possibility as well. What would we call that? Top 100 Cinematic Films?

Nah, that makes it sound like we are voting for the most cinematic films rather then best caces of cinematography.

I, for one, think we should just get rid of artifice and call it "Filmspotters' top 100 prettiest movies"
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 02:51:16 PM »
That's a possibility as well. What would we call that? Top 100 Cinematic Films?

Top 100 Best Cinematography

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Cinematographers
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 02:54:43 PM »
That would be like calling it the Top 100 Directions. It just sounds wrong to me for some reason.

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 02:58:51 PM »
That would be like calling it the Top 100 Directions. It just sounds wrong to me for some reason.

When you give out a Filmspot you call it Best Cinematography, this ain't no different. Top Cinematographers would make for a very short list comprised mostly of names like Doyle, Lubezki, Cardiff, Deakins and such.
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Cinematographers
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 03:01:34 PM »
It would force people to educate themselves more about films they love, though. But maybe I'm being too optimistic in thinking people would actually be interested in trying to figure out cinematographers who have created a body of work they find visually fascinating.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Cinematographers
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 03:07:31 PM »
I would be more interested in celebrating brilliant cinematography than brilliant cinematographers (i.e. films over people)

 

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