Visually, your favourite films

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

  1. stunner2020

    stunner2020 Forum Resident

    Apologies if any have been named already, but I'd have to nominate this duo of Japanese movies:

    Dreams (dir: Akira Kurosawa) 1990

    The Bird People In China (dir: Takashi Miike) 1998
  2. Django

    Django Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Dublin, Ireland
    I bought it secondhand on DVD last week. Never seen it. I know it has a rep as a bit of an ambitious failure.
    That can be interesting sometimes.
  3. Sid Hartha

    Sid Hartha Well-Known Member

    The Midwest
  4. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    I was thinking about it today and given the time it came out, the costuming and art design was really ahead of its time.
  5. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Disney's new Jungle Book is amazing.
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  6. Forum Resident

    New York
    I have trouble with a lot of these picks (I am sure my picks aren't everyone's taste either)
    I should add Most Welles and Ford films,sorry Hitchcock is clearly one of the top Directors of all time ,But a lot of his films aren't what I would call great visual films in terms of Photography ,with matte paintings and shot on back lots
    If you like that type of stuff fine with me,But I prefer locations
  7. For me, it's Anne of Green Gables (1985)
    It made me want to crawl through the screen and live there.
  8. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

    Madison, WI
    The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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  9. Kevin In Choconut Center

    Kevin In Choconut Center Offensive Coordinator

    Binghamton, NY
    I agree that "Blade Runner" is visually stunning. I also love the look of "Star Trek: Generations". It's an average film at best in terms of the script, but it looks gorgeous.
  10. Django

    Django Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Dublin, Ireland

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  11. sacredoatmeal

    sacredoatmeal Well-Known Member

    I finally got Wings of Desire. Snagged it on Ebay for 14 dollars. Thinking that's a steal. Will hopefully get to watch it this weekend.
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  12. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    The Song of the Sea was one of the most breathtaking things I've ever seen.
  13. realkilroy

    realkilroy Forum Resident

    Oslo, Norway
    Fellini's Casanova
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  14. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    Kurosawa's Ran
    Days of Heaven
    Lawrence of Arabia

    Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight is a lesson in how visually stunning even a shoestring budget movie can be.

    Visually, Avatar was impressive, but I couldn't enjoy it because of the incredibly stupid plot ('Unobtanium'? right.)

    But I'm surprised no one has mentioned Black Orpheus.
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  15. BrewCrew82

    BrewCrew82 The Most Notable Member

    I'm sure Avatar has been mentioned tons in this thread, but I didn't see it until recently and it blew me away.

    I really also like both of the newer Planet of the Apes movies.
  16. Borgia

    Borgia Forum Resident

    Many great films in this thread. I want to add 1977s The Duellists

  17. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    Did anyone mention the Godfather I and II in this thread? Heck anything by cinematographer Gordon Willis is worth mentioning
  18. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    I mentioned Dracula '31 already, but here's an example why.


    And then there's King Kong...


    What can I say? I'm a sucker for matte paintings.
  19. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    Marysville, WA
    When projected properly, not necessarily in this order, off the top of my head:
    •How the West Was Won - 3-projector Cinerama
    •The Third Man
    •Two English Girls
    •Baraka - 70mm
    •West Side Story - 70mm
    •North by Northwest - VistaVision
    •Vertigo - VistaVision
    •Citizen Kane
    •The Magnificent Ambersons
    •The Searchers - VistaVision
    •2001: A Space Odyssey - 70mm (caveat: really needs to be seen on a Cinerama screen, as originally released)
    •Oklahoma! - 30fps 70mm
    •Playtime - 70mm
  20. Yovra

    Yovra Forum Enthusiast

    Once Upon A Time In America
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    The Revenant
    Citizen Kane
    The Shining
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  21. The Hud

    The Hud No More Mr. Nice Guy

    What Dreams May Come

    Beautiful, but horribly depressing.
  22. I'd like to add Nicolas Refn's films, The Neon Demon and Only God Forgives.
  23. sacredoatmeal

    sacredoatmeal Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen The Neon Demon yet, but I love Drive and just watched Only God Forgives last weekend. The violence in OGF seems so real that it blows my mind.
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  24. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

    I love the Technicolor look of The Wizard of Oz.
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  25. Borgia

    Borgia Forum Resident

    my favorite b&w fillum...the Seventh Seal

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