Visually, your favourite films

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Django, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Django

    Django Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Dublin, Ireland
    What films do you think are visually amazing?

    I'll start with my nomination for visual, the greatest film ever made. blade runner.
  2. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Just one among many: the 1979 Carroll Ballard movie The Black Stallion, photographed by the great Caleb Deschanel (father of Zooey and Emily).
  3. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Alpine, TX
    Blade runner, days of heaven, third man
  4. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    2001, amazing looking.
  5. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Baraka and Samsara. Watch this in 1080p:

  6. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

    New Orleans, LA
    Blue (Kieslowski)
    Blade Runner
    The House of Flying Daggers
    In the Mood For Love
    Barry Lyndon
    Ida (2014 Polish film)
    The Empire Strikes Back
    The Black Stallion (the first half at least)
    The Third Man (also my favorite black and white film)
  7. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    At their best, the work of Powell and Pressburger; Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes.
  8. erniebert

    erniebert Shoe-string audiophile

    Toronto area
    The textures in The Sound of Music are really nice.
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  9. Cerebus

    Cerebus Forum Resident

    Jacques Tati's Playtime (1967).

    A little bigger on the TV screen size, and this would be exactly what it looks like to walk down an urban street today.

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  10. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    Blade Runner
    The Thing
    Batman 1989
    Batman Returns
  11. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

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  12. JerolW

    JerolW Forum Resident

    A Passage To India.
    Lawrence Of Arabia.

  13. fuzzface

    fuzzface Forum Resident

    Lebanon, MO
    The City of Lost Children
  14. matthew5

    matthew5 Well-Known Member


    Elephant Man
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  15. NorthNY Mark

    NorthNY Mark Forum Resident

    Canton, NY, USA
    Werkmeister Harmonies
    Raise the Red Lantern
    (I can also agree with Blade Runner, 2001, and The Third Man)
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  16. Darby

    Darby Well-Known Member

    I love the skyscaper views on Lost in Translation, based in a beautiful city.
  17. ubiknik

    ubiknik Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    I have to admit there is a lot of great film out there to list, shocked to see Jacques Tati's Play Time mentioned.
    I would also add Trafic ('71) by Tati for a fun and visually stimulating ride...
    but Playtime is definitely the visual masterpiece, of the two.
    for B&W:
    I really enjoy Deadman by Jim Jarmusch,[​IMG]
    Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders,[​IMG]
    and just about anything Kurosawa did.

    I would expand to the smaller screens as the more creative money has been laid out for serialized storytelling.
    Most recently there has been some great stuff that is very worthy of cinematic awe, like Breaking Bad and it's newer Better Call Saul incarnation. Boardwalk Empire had some very well done visual moments, and then there is this from the UK:

    Very painterly in it's use of color, the cinematography is just one of the well done elements in this gem of a series.
  18. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    Life of Pi
  19. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Lawrence Of Arabia
    The Conformist
    Apocalypse Now
    Blood And Black Lace
    McCabe And Mrs. Miller
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  20. OldSoul

    OldSoul Well, I'm a lonesome schoolboy...

    Vallejo, CA
    Mon Oncle
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Modern Times
    The Sound of Music
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  21. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
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  22. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Diver Dan

    Alpine, TX
    GREAT call. Forgot that one, stunning
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  23. The Thin Red Line (1998) - Breathtakingly beautiful to watch on so many levels, even when the picture's clarity swarms with the ugliness of humankind's greatest folly.
  24. A great movie but the greatest?

    Great looking movies

    Vertigo, Touch of Evil
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  25. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    Sleepy Hollow isn't much of a film, but it sure looks great.

    Another vote for "Raise the Red Lantern"

    The scent of green papaya
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