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Back in the 1990’s there was a considerable cultural stir within the film community. Several companies, notably one owned by mogul Ted Turner, were indulging in a process called colorization. Simply put, this process took films created in black and white and added color to them (much as old post cards had once been colored). This was done in an effort to interest younger viewers in older films and thus make them more commercial. Many, many film buffs were appalled.
Most of those who spoke out against the process took the tack of exalting monochromatic photography, admittedly beautiful but considered by some to be somewhat passé in the modern film era. As part of this campaign, many of the colorization opponents condemned any use of color in film. Maybe a certain something did get lost when films went almost completely to color, but this argument was facile. The great, and wise, director-writer John Huston noted that color could be a great tool in the hands of a film maker who knew how to use it and what to do with it. And he should have known since he used color to great effect in many of his films.
What the anticolorization crowd missed was the fact that color in some form or another has existed almost has long as cinema itself. Indeed, the first color motion picture was released in 1912. The perfected three-strip Technicolor process didn’t arrive until 1935 but that still gave film makers many years in which to use it. The process was costly and thought to work best for musicals, comedies, big, spectacular films such as Gone with The Wind or special projects such as the animated films of Walt Disney.
However, after World War II, a more modern wave of thought started to creep into world cinema. Many noted directors started to use color as another means by which to effectively tell stories as part of their visual styles. Like the use of black and white, this was a creative decision—and that was what colorization was infringing upon.
Below are a number of outstanding examples of how skillful film makers can use color to superb effect.
Editing is one of the most important steps in any filmmaking process, and yet, if it is done well, it will often be ignored. Hollywood taught us that a good montage was “invisible,” impossible to notice.
These 20 examples defied the idea of montage as a passive construction and instead developed techniques to make this aspect not only visible, but emotionally impactful. From mastering old techniques to bringing “mistakes” purposely to a scene, editing has developed and enlarged its codes through time. In chronological order, here are 20 revolutionary works in film editing.
The world of cinema interest is ruled initially by actors, and secondly by directors. They always overshadow the other technical works in cinema, but for somebody getting into film, aspects like cinematography or editing are just as important to them.
However, the role of the sound designer and the importance of sound design are relegated to a secondary position, ignoring how essential they are in building a film. The mixing stage is the process capable of providing tension in any thriller, and the Foley recording is the process capable of inventing sounds for a film.
One of the reasons the sound design is discreet is the tradition of making it “invisible”. A classical film would tell us that a good sound design is the one an audience is unable to perceive. But with these 20 examples, we can see that sound design can be a creative and powerful tool capable of filling a film with different emotions, or even changing the speech behind the film.
Referenced to the Wikipedia page; 2009 in film.
* Based on U.S. theatrical releases(re-release) only.
* Excludes: shorts, direct-to-dvd, and films without an IMDB page.
* Credit too: jmricker(provided imdb urls)
All movies in the 47 Films to see before you’re murdered in your dreams top list are listed below. What are you waiting for, go check those movies!
FuriousCinema.com's list of 50 furious films from the 1960s. See the 70s list here: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/furious+cinemas+50+furious+films+of+the+1970s/petegcdb/
See the 80s list here: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/50+furious+films+the+1980s/senorroboto/
Furious Cinema's 50 Furious Films of the 1980s. See the 60s list here: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/50+furious+films+the+1960s/senorroboto/
See the 70s list here: http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/furious+cinemas+50+furious+films+of+the+1970s/petegcdb/
A list for the die-hard western fan! This long and diverse list of great western movies is largely derived from a list found on Cinemacom.com entitled "500 & More - A Western Lover's List". However, Cinemacom's list is heavily slanted toward the traditional western and admittedly excludes all western comedies and many good spaghetti westerns. I wanted to create a more balanced list and so I cross referenced Cinemacom's list against IMDB user ratings in the western genre and made some thoughtful modifications which add some diversity. If you love westerns I hope this list will help you explore the genre.
Movie list from popular russian media resourse "Afisha". Choice of 16 russian critics. Based on hard book guide of the same name. The purpose of the list was not to choose "the best movies of all over the world", but to highlight the most important movies with high influence on cinematography.
2012: 1-11 (tie between Holy Motors & Oslo, 31. august for number 10)
2013: 12-22 (tie between Django Unchained & Post Tenebras Lux for number 5)
2015: 33-45 (tie between Kis Uykusu & Taxi for number 7)
2016: 46-59 (tie between Shan he gu ren/ Cìkè Niè Yinniáng/ John From for number 8) & (tie between A Toca do Lobo/ Julieta/ Love for number 9)
Voted on by readers of AfterElton.com in 2012.
This list actually combines their two lists, the "Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies" and then "The 25 Greatest Gay Documentaries", thus a total of 125 films.