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So I thought I'd do a thread. Just to keep my mind ticking. I'm going to list what I feel are the 75 best looking films ever made, in terms of a combination of:

photography
camerawork
colours
framing
blocking
shot composition
mise-en-scène.


There will surely be a few that won't make the list that deserve to, but I haven't seen 'all the films' so go gentle.

I'm going to do a film every day or few days perhaps, post a gif or two and say a few words about why I think it looks great. Discussion is enthusiastically encouraged.

In all there will be 75 films, with some honourable mentions that didn't make the cut along the way too. Hope you like it. So, here's:

Scarletlion's 75 best looking films of all time thread




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No. 75:

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Director: Wes Anderson
DoP.: Robert Yeoman



This film is simply gorgeous. A lot is made about Wes Anderson’s choice of framing and symmetry but his inventiveness is also brilliant. He must draw from Directors like Jacques Tati as his humour and quirkiness that he puts into his films are evident. The peach, purples and and pinks in this film standout. Beautiful to look at.



So I thought I'd do a thread. Just to keep my mind ticking. I'm going to list what I feel are the 75 best looking films ever made, in terms of a combination of:
colours
So no black and white? Saving those for a separate list?

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Excellent idea for a list - looking forward to it!
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What a neat idea for a thread! I'm looking forward to it And kudos to you for your first choice, The Grand Budapest Hotel, while I didn't love the story itself, the film looked wonderful!



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The Grand Budapest Hotel is a blind spot for me. I have seen every other Anderson flick, but not this one, which seems to be many people's favorite...



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Wes Anderson and director of photography Robert Yeoman had a lot of fun with, among other things, using different aspect ratios. It goes from two extremes of 2.40:1 widescreen for the framing segments set in the 1960s to something close to the old Academy standard at 1.37:1 for the main story set in the 1930s, with a bit of 1.85:1 for the brief prologue set in the '80s with Tom Wilkinson. There's even a sequence in black and white at the end of the film.












Here is a nice cataloging of the different kinds of shots they employ in one of the opening full widescreen scenes...




Awesome. I'm in.



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Ozu Yasujiro's An Autumn Afternoon belong somewhere on the list. I'm a huge fan of his work, so its hard to nail it down to one movie.




I remember watching a video on YouTube by CineFix on the same topic a few months ago.



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