My Best Cinematographers

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1.
Gianni Di Venanzo
Cinematographer,
“ Best Films:
* Otto e mezzo [8½] (1963)
* L'eclisse (1962)
* Giulietta degli spiriti (1965) ” - bxrubp
 
2.
Sven Nykvist
Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable...
“ Best Films:
* Offret (1986)
* Persona (1966)
* Viskningar och rop [Cries and Whispers] (1972) ” - bxrubp
 
3.
Otello Martelli
Cinematographer, La Dolce Vita
“ Best Films:
* La dolce vita (1960)
* Le notti di Cabiria (1957)
* I Vitelloni (1953) ” - bxrubp
 
4.
Gunnar Fischer
Cinematographer, The Seventh Seal
“ Best Films:
* Det sjunde inseglet [The Seven Seal] (1957)
* Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries] (1957)
* Sommaren med Monika [Summer with Monika] (1953) ” - bxrubp
 
5.
“ Best Films:
* Accattone (1961)
* Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966)
* Once Upon a Time in America (1984) ” - bxrubp
 
6.
Yoshio Miyajima
Cinematographer, Harakiri
“ Best Films:
* Seppuku [Harakiri] (1962)
* Ningen no joken III [The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer] (1961)
* Ningen no joken I [The Human Condition I: No Greater Love] (1959) ” - bxrubp
 
7.
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer, The Godfather
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979). His work in the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and underexposed film...
“ Best Films:
* The Godfather (1972)
* The Godfather: Part II (1974)
* Annie Hall (1977) ” - bxrubp
 
8.
Kazuo Miyagawa
Cinematographer, Rashômon
“ Best Films:
* Rashômon (1950)
* Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
* Sansho Dayu [Sansho the Bailiff] (1954) ” - bxrubp
 
9.
“ Best Films:
* Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960)
* Roma (1972)
* Il gattopardo (1963) ” - bxrubp
 
10.
John Alcott
Cinematographer, The Shining
John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s. Alcott began his film career as a clapper boy...
“ Best Films:
* A Clockwork Orange (1971)
* Barry Lyndon (1975)
* The Shining (1980) ” - bxrubp
 
11.
Robert Burks
Cinematographer, Rear Window
The favorite cinematographer of famous director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were widely in use at the time as cost-saving measures...
“ Best Films:
* Vertigo (1958)
* North by Northwest (1959)
* Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) ” - bxrubp
 
12.
Raoul Coutard
Cinematographer, Breathless
“ Best Films:
* Le mépris (1963)
* À bout de souffle (1960)
* Une femme est une femme (1961) ” - bxrubp
 
13.
Gabriel Figueroa
Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
“ Best Films:
* Los olvidados (1950)
* Él (1952)
* Nazarín (1959) ” - bxrubp
 
14.
“ Best Films:
* Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
* Repulsion (1965)
* Cul-de-sac (1966) ” - bxrubp
 
15.
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer, Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school...
“ Best Films:
* Apocalypse Now (1979)
* Il conformista (1970)
* Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972) ” - bxrubp
 
16.
Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer, The Wolf of Wall Street
Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016). He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010). Pietro was nominated for two Academy Award for Best Cinematography...
“ Best Films:
* Amores perros (2000)
* Babel (2006)
* 21 Grams (2003) ” - bxrubp
 
17.
“ Best Films:
* Taxi driver (1976)
* Raging Bull (1980)
* The Fugitive (1993) ” - bxrubp
 
18.
Roland Totheroh
Cinematographer, Modern Times
Rollie Totheroh worked as cinematographer on Charles Chaplin's movies for over 30 years, right from the earliest shorts in 1915 to Monsieur Verdoux, including all of Chaplin's masterpieces: The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times and The Great Dictator. Totheroh was the man with whom Chaplin had the longest working relationship, other than his brother Syd Chaplin.
“ Best Films:
* City Lights (1931)
* Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
* The Great Dictator (1940) ” - bxrubp
 
19.
Lucien Ballard
Cinematographer, The Wild Bunch
Lucien Ballard, the cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Sam Peckinpah on such films as The Wild Bunch, was born in Miami, Oklahoma. Ballard became a wanderer after dropping out of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oklahoma, journeying to China in search of opportunity...
“ Best Films:
* The Wild Bunch (1969)
* The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
* The Killing (1956) ” - bxrubp
 
20.
“ Best Films:
* Bullets over Broadway (1994)
* Il deserto rosso (1964)
* Hannah and her Sisters (1986) ” - bxrubp
 
21.
“ Best Films:
* Mies vailla menneisyyttä [The Man Without a Past] (2002)
* Ariel (1988)
* Le Havre (2011) ” - bxrubp
 
22.
Javier Aguirresarobe
Cinematographer, The Others
“ Best Films:
* El sol del membrillo (1992)
* Mar adentro (2004)
* Hable con ella (2002) ” - bxrubp
 
23.
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer, The Shawshank Redemption
Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve. He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers, and received thirteen nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (1990)...
“ Best Films:
* Fargo (1996)
* The Big Lebowski (1998)
* Barton Fink (1991) ” - bxrubp
 
24.
Robert Richardson
Cinematographer, Inglourious Basterds
Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone. He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times...
“ Best Films:
* Casino (1995)
* J.F.K. (1991)
* Platoon (1986) ” - bxrubp
 
25.
Tom Stern
Cinematographer, The Hunger Games
“ Best Films:
* Million Dollar Baby (2004)
* Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
* Flags of Our Fathers (2006) ” - bxrubp
 
26.
Charles Lang
Cinematographer, Some Like It Hot
One of the outstanding cinematographers of Hollywood's Golden Age, Lang spent most of his career at Paramount (1929-1952), where he contributed to the studio's well-earned reputation for visual style. Lang was educated at Lincoln High School in L.A., then proceeded to the University of Southern California to study law...
“ Best Films:
* Some Like It Hot (1959)
* One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
* The Big Heat (1953) ” - bxrubp