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Robert W

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Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« on: October 12, 2013, 04:39:59 PM »
For me it's,

The Wizard of Oz
To Catch A Thief
Blood And Black Lace
The Godfather
Suspira

Yes? No?

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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 04:43:13 PM »
Those are good.

- BLACK ORPHEUS
- JUNGLE BOOK (original)
- SNOW WHITE (original)
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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 11:28:28 PM »
Maybe not THE best shot, but Hammer brought color to horror.

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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2013, 06:30:48 AM »
Maybe not THE best shot, but Hammer brought color to horror.
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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 10:58:38 AM »
Jack Cardiff's "Black Narcissus" and "The Red Shoes".



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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 06:13:06 PM »
Many of the Hammer horor films were definately great colour movies.  I also like the color in the AIP films with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff.  On the subject of Price, "House of Wax", is among the first of the post World War 2 horror films in color, and it looks great to this day.
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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 06:33:19 PM »
Dr. Cyclops is a film that looks incredible due to the color. I don't think it would be nearly as effective if it was in black and white (and I love black and white!)

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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 05:17:56 AM »
Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, or The Quiet Man with John Wayne.

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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 07:33:20 AM »
LOVED Suspiria. What a feast for the eyeballs. And I second/third/fourth all Hammer films too for sure.

I looked over my DVD list, and a few popped out that I immediately associated how gorgeous they looked with the film.
For the older ones, Mary Poppins is always fun. 
I've only seen 1955's Kismet once, but I remember it being quite fanciful.
I loved the style of Glass Slipper (1955), but it only has a grungy old VHS release (no DVD except Amazon DVDr for cryin' out loud!). If they were to restore that, I bet it'd be quite fantastic!

I LOVED the rich vibrant colors of Blue Velvet. Deep reds and blues. If you like that kinda noir neon pop color, Liquid Sky or Union City with Deborah Harry (a really neat little indie movie) are beautiful.

For martial arts fantasy mayhem, there's always Boxer's Omen or Legend of Zu as examples.  Kinda reminds me of the Oz the Great and Powerful I just saw. I mean, egads. I don't know if anything can top that.

And I'm such a nerd.  Although the movie itself wasn't that great (2nd rate writing and all that), the 'horror' movie The Cave (2005) was visually incredible. They took a real cinematographic camera underwater and underground and (for the first time of that quality I think) filmed amazing expanses of the most gorgeous and colorful under-the-earth alien landscapes that most of us will never see. I couldn't believe my eyeballs. Love that kind of stuff.

I've always enjoys too-much-stuff-to-comprehend movies like Brazil, City of Lost Children, and Delicatessen, Pans Labyrinth too.


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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2013, 07:27:07 PM »
Thanks for mentioning "Blue Velvet". It has some amazing color (also "Mulholland Dr.).

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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 12:11:34 AM »
Rear window, Hitchcock. it is one of my favorite movies simply due to the color and way he framed the film.
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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 06:22:28 AM »
Singin' In The Rain.

Technicolor 3 strip process is amazing. When you actually watch it projected on film, not a digital projection, the blacks are amazing. When I read about what they were trying to do with 2001 and how Kubrick was concerned about how black isn't really back since you are shining light to make the darkness, I wondered why he didn't use the 3 strip process.

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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2014, 02:51:31 PM »
Without a question = Barry Lyndon
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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 01:38:56 PM »
For me it's,

The Wizard of Oz
To Catch A Thief
Blood And Black Lace
The Godfather
Suspira

Yes? No?

Black and Black Lace, for my personnal taste - definitely.

Else, I'd go with Wizard of Oz or Suspiria.


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Re: Best Looking Films Shot In Color?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 08:44:55 PM »
My favorite color films from a purely cinematographic point of view:

1) Vertigo
2) The Quiet Man
3) Barry Lyndon
4) Days of Heaven
5) Singin' in the Rain
6) The Adventures of Robin Hood (My Fvaorite technicolor film)
7) Wizard of Oz
8 ) The Searchers
9) Leave Her To Heaven
10) Excalibur
11) Chinatown
12) Taxi Driver
13) Hamlet (1996)
14) Halloween
15) The Godfather

These exist on this list in this ranking solely because of my feeling toward their cinematography. Certainly there are others, but these are the ones I return to time and again and marvel at the gorgeousness of the photography.

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