Coolest Films ( Visually )


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Originally posted by Mary Loquacious
Have we mentioned Kubrick? The Shining...
Hey, yeah! Man I'll never forget those twins standing by the elevator, and then that wave of blood. Man, that was sick. Or when you get that quick shot of that guy in that wicked Teddy Bear costume between that other guy's legs...whoa!!

I liked Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, for visual effects. After he loses that card game and the world is!

"Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."

that guy in that wicked Teddy Bear costume
Actually, it's a dog costume. Whoa, I just had a Holden moment there...

But God, yes--freaked my sh*t out.

I've never seen Lock, Stock. I loved Snatch, and Lock Stock's been on my list forever, but I still haven't seen it. What's wrong with me??
You were a demon and a lawyer? Wow. Insert joke here."

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Oh yeah! dog costume...heh-heh, what was I thinkin'??

Lock, Stock was better.

So I've heard. I need to get that movie.

Originally posted by L .B . Jeffries was so painful within the first 2 minutes I ejected from my player
sorry to hear that LBJ. how are you doing now? and your "player", is she bummin?

on dance seul, on dance seul.....

Originally posted by sadesdrk
You no thinkie long enough! This movie sucked!
me thinky prenteee ronng enough.

visually (what dreams may come).....very very cool.
......and if i need to defend my choice i'll be seeing you in the jello ring sistah!

Yo, she-bitch...lets go!
1. Evil Dead 2
2. The Matrix
3. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. Apocalypse Now
6. Spider Man
7. Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones

this is all that i can think of right now

You people... you all just cannot find great visuals in the simplest, less popular, most unknown, most uncared for films.

First, here's my number one rule... if there's something sexy about it - a hot actor, a sexy cast, or even a room filled with S&M props with a rhinosaurus walking through it - is ALWAYS a movie with GREAT visuals! Always! That's why it's hard to judge movies for the Porno Oscars, ya know?

And now here are movies that I think have great visuals:

Jacob's Ladder

Un Chien Andalou (still haven't seen it on video, but I've seen in every scene in pictures -- AWESOME)

Exit To Eden (a sexy movie, even with Rosie O'Donnell. Hey, I think she works in leather. She works !)


Sister Act (so many nuns!)

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Batman & Robin

Edward Scissorhands

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The Nutty Professor 2

Terminator 2


Mannequin (Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattral! Sexy and hollow!)

Scary Movie (wasn't Miss Man a stunning visual?)

The Sixth Sense

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Hellbound: Hellraiser II




The Faculty

Rat Race (Whoopi and her outrageous orange hair!)

Changing Lanes

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (I'll never forget the motel room filled with wigs)

Scream 3

and so on, and so on, and so on.... there are thousands more. Find whatever stuns you visually and be IN TOUCH with it.

I said IN TOUCH!

Thank you.

"Fabricated American"
Originally posted by Jason
...And now here are movies that I think have great visuals:
Jacob's Ladder...
Ahhh, you do know how to pick 'em!
I'd totally agree with you on this one.

Puppets are people too.

Isn't it wonderful? I watched it for the first time back in December in my room, with the lights off, and in my bed, all bundled up under the covers, just staring at my big TV in front of me. I have the VHS... I definately need to get the DVD.

It's a sexy movie too. I just love it when Elizabeth Pena pulls off Tim Robbins' clothes to get him into a cold bathtub and then their neighbors come in to help him. How dominating and embarrassing!

Some of my very favorite great-looking films of the past few years, and the cinematographer responsible:
  • Amelie (2001), Bruno Delbonnel
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Robert Yoeman
  • The Pledge (2001), Chris Menges
  • Vanilla Sky (2001), John Toll
  • Crimson Rivers (2001), Thierry Arbogast
  • Unbreakable (2000), Eduardo Serra
  • Wonder Boys (2000), Dante Spinotti
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?, (2000), Roger Deakins
  • Snow Falling On Cedars (1999), Robert Richardson
  • The Limey (1999), Ed Lachman
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Larry Smith

Cinematography-wise, there is an existing thread HERE. Jeffries and I listed some of our favorites going back to the '50s.
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

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Originally posted by Holden Pike
Wonder Boys (2000), Dante Spinotti
What was so visual about that? It's a great movie, but visual ??

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Lighting is one aspect of this -- but it is strictly dependent on all the other choices. Lighting can be sort of secondary in a way. You've got to understand the rest first to think about how to light a picture. Once you understand the rest of the language, then you know how you are going to light it. It's not about being pretty or technically perfect. It is about telling the story, enhancing the tension and finding a good way to capture the scene."
L.B.J~Thanks for the link. I like what the article said about the technique being invisable, I didn't know anything "special" was going on; I just knew I walked away from that movie, knowing that it was different from anything else I had seen.
Which means they accoplished their goal; to be unique, but noticably so.
That's cool that you and Holds pick up on that kind of stuff.
I DID notice the lighting though...the understated way the various lighting changed according to mood.
...and that "snowfall scene"; that was beautiful.

I'm not old, you're just 12.
I gotta say:

The Fifth Element
The Nightmare Before Christmas
A Clockwork Orange
Edward Scissorhands
From Hell (The visuals were the ONLY good thing.)
Yellow Submarine
City of Lost Children
Twelve Monkeys
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Adolescence of Utena
Blue Velvet

I can't think of any more....
"You, me, everyone...we are all made of star stuff." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

crazed out movie freak
Sorry gotta say Final Fantasy. Movie stunk, but visuals were good
"Aim high, it costs no more to shoot at eagles then it does to shoot at skunks"

Some cool looking films from the last few years that I dig:

Mike Hodges CROUPIER
Steven Soderburgh's THE UNDERNEATH
Terry Gilliam's BRAZIL
Darren Aronofsky's REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
Micheal Mann's HEAT

These are just a few films from the last few years that I believe had stunning cinematography that is all the way "cool" in my book
******"The Majority Is Always Wrong" Steve Mcqueen in Enemy Of The People******

I can't believe no one has mentioned Fritz Lang's Metropolis. A silent film made in 1929, it is so ahead of its time, it isn't dated even now.

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