Lessons from Cinema

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by ReD, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Just caught the final stages of a film on Film 4 (Sky) UK tv

    A Useful Life - Frederico Veiroj 2010 Uruguyan Spanish Subtitles Black & White

    An essay in how to compose - just wonderful

    why these don't get top slot prime view beggars belief
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  2. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Good cinematography can indeed be a marvel. Hitchcock's cinematographer on strangers on a train and nbnw give us all fantastic lessons in how to assemble a scene. John boorman in his earlier work too.
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  3. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Yes I admit I'm now more aware & appreciative than I was a year ago. Hopefully that won't ruin a good film for me & I'll be able to absorb content & imagery equally
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    My Dad was always watching westerns when I was growing up. Of course, the TV was 4:3 format and none of the films were ever shown in their original aspect ratio. They were completely butchered. The first time I saw "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" in all it's ultrawide glory, my mind nearly split open. Tonino Delli Colli, I tip my cap to you.
    <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/ubVc2MQwMkg?hl=en_US&amp;version=3"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/ubVc2MQwMkg?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
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  5. Hyubie

    Hyubie Top Veteran

    Jun 8, 2011
    Diving deeper into photography (relative to a casual shooter) has made me see movies differently. I can certainly appreciate the visuals more now, and not just focus on the story. I watch very little movies these days, but at the top of my head the movie "Amour" comes to mind. The visuals of that film were really strong, and I am actually thinking of "copying" some shots as a learning tool. They're mostly common things - a room with a window, a hallway, etc. but I've never seen an empty room tell a story quite like in that movie.
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  6. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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  7. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    I like Emmanuel Lubezki's work, especially in Children of Men. He was also the cinematographer for Gravity, though it doesn't come anywhere close to CoM. There are just so many different ways to shoot space.

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  8. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I think there's to be a mini series of Kuorokawa (think that's his name) Films on next week - Seven Samurai etc
  9. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I think there's to be a mini series of Kuorsawa (think that's his name) Films on next week - Seven Samurai etc
  10. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Reverse the order of the r and o and you've got it nailed :)
  11. Briar

    Briar Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Would have to include Orson Welles / Gregg Toland's Citizen Kane.
  12. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    13 Tzameti A Good choice Saw this on TV a few years ago Disturbing Powerful