Friday, September 7, 2012

Best Cinematography: 1960s

1960: Psycho (John L. Russell)
Oscar winner: Sons and Lovers (B&W),
Spartacus (Color)
Was this film nominated?: Yes

1961: La Notte (Gianni Di Venanzo)
Oscar winner: The Hustler (B&W),
West Side Story (Color)
Was this film nominated?: No

1962: Ivan's Childhood (Vadim Yusov)
Oscar winner: The Longest Day (B&W),
Lawrence of Arabia (Color)
Was this film nominated?: No

1963: 8 1/2 (Gianni Di Venanzo)
Oscar winner: Hud (B&W), Cleopatra (Color)
Was this film nominated?: No

1964: The Masque of the Red Death (Nicolas Roeg)
Oscar winner: Zorba the Greek (B&W),
My Fair Lady (Color)
Was this film nominated?: No

1965: Doctor Zhivago (Freddie Young)
Oscar winner: Ship of Fools (B&W),
Doctor Zhivago (Color)

1966: Persona (Sven Nykvist)
Oscar winner: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (B&W),
A Man For All Seasons (Color)
Was this film nominated?: No

1967: In Cold Blood (Conrad Hall)
Oscar winner: Bonnie and Clyde
Was this film nominated?: Yes

1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Geoffrey Unsworth)
Oscar winner: Romeo and Juliet
Was this film nominated?: No

1969: Once Upon a Time in the West (Tonino Delli Colli)
Oscar winner: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Was this film nominated?: No

Updated: 7/31/14

14 comments:

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey wasn't even nominated? Jesus! Wonderful choices here, much better than the ones Academy made :)

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    1. Haha, thanks. To be fair, I did agree with them on two picks. ;)

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  2. I've heard some amazing things about the visuals of 8-1/2. I'm surprised that wasn't nominated! These are some amazing picks, Josh!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! 8 1/2 has wonderful visuals. You should check it out. It was actually my favorite film at one point, but I didn't love it as much the last time I saw it. Still, it's a great film.

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    2. 8 1/2 is stunning, especially that opening sequence, but Hud is a great choice by the Academy (and the best film of the year too!) so I'm torn. I'd probably wind up settling on 8 1/2 in the end, but it would be a close one.

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    3. Hud's cinematography is great, but I can't remember any breathtaking shots. And I just watched the film two weeks ago. 8 1/2 is far more memorable for me.

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  3. Pierrot le Fou, hands down in 65 and possibly the best of the decade!

    Hehe, but your picks are, overall, stunning :-D

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    1. Thanks. I haven't seen Pierrot le Fou yet, so it can still become the winner. ;)

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  4. classic, classic, classic, classic....get the point? ( :

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  5. Psycho – YES! Three Bergman’s, 8 ½, 2001 – good Christ, the ‘60s were gorgeous.

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    1. Yeah. The three Bergmans are my favorites.

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