The American Society of Cinematographers names Amélie Best-Shot Film From 1998-2008

The ASC released the results of an online poll today and the quirky 2001 French film (and one of my Top-Ten Favorite Films of All Time!) topped the list.

A LOT of my favorites, when it comes to cinematography, are on this list. Here’s the Top Ten (with the rest after the cut)

  1. Amélie: Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC
  2. Children of Men: Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC
  3. Saving Private Ryan: Janusz Kaminski
  4. There Will Be Blood: Robert Elswit, ASC
  5. No Country for Old Men: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
  6. Fight Club: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC
  7. The Dark Knight: Wally Pfister, ASC
  8. Road to Perdition: Conrad L. Hall, ASC
  9. Cidade de Deus (City of God): César Charlone, ABC
  10. American Beauty: Conrad L. Hall, ASC

The 40 other nominees placed as follows:

11. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Deakins)
12. Tie: In the Mood for Love (Christopher Doyle, HKSC, and Mark Li Ping-bin) and Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Navarro, ASC)
13. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Andrew Lesnie, ASC, ACS)
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ellen Kuras, ASC)
15. Gladiator (John Mathieson, BSC)
16. The Matrix (Bill Pope, ASC)
17. The Thin Red Line (John Toll, ASC)
18. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (Kaminski)
19. Slumdog Millionaire (Anthony Dod Mantle, BSC, DFF)
20. Tie: Eyes Wide Shut (Larry Smith, BSC) and Requiem for a Dream (Matthew Libatique, ASC)
21. Kill Bill (Robert Richardson, ASC)
22. Moulin Rouge (Donald M. McAlpine, ASC, ACS)
23. The Pianist (Pawel Edelman, PSC)
24. Hero (Doyle)
25. Black Hawk Down (Slawomir Idziak, PSC)
26. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Deakins)
27. Babel (Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC)
28. Lost In Translation (Lance Acord, ASC)
29. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Peter Pau, HKSC)
30. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Claudio Miranda, ASC)
31. The Man Who Wasn’t There (Deakins)
32. The New World (Lubezki)
33. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez)
34. Atonement (Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC)
35. Munich (Kaminski)
36. The Prestige (Pfister)
37. Memoirs of a Geisha (Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS)
38. The Aviator (Richardson)
39. Zodiac (Harris Savides, ASC)
40. The Insider (Dante Spinotti, ASC, AIC)
41. Gangs of New York (Michael Ballhaus, ASC)
42. Tie: Brokeback Mountain (Prieto) and The Fountain (Libatique)
43. The Fall (Colin Watkinson)
44. The Passion of the Christ (Caleb Deschanel, ASC)
45. Snow Falling on Cedars (Richardson)
46. House of Flying Daggers (Xiaoding Zhao)
47. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Eric Adkins).

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Posted on June 29, 2010, in Top List and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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