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1. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

2. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.7
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Writer: Christopher Kenneally | Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

3. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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71 Metascore

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

4. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Writer: Todd McCarthy | Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

5. Ballistic Kiss (1998)

92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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Writers: Bey Logan, Donnie Yen | Director: Donnie Yen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Annie Wu, Jimmy Ga Lok Wong, Simon Lui

6. Cinematographer Style (2006)

86 min | Documentary

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110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Writers: Volker Bahnemann, Jon Fauer | Director: Jon Fauer | Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III, Howard A. Anderson

7. Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border (2013)

80 min | Documentary

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A provocative meditation that captures the brutal beauty of the U.S./ Mexico Border.

Writers: Hugo Perez, Rodrigo Reyes | Director: Rodrigo Reyes

8. No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)

86 min | Documentary

7.5
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The lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and their impact on American cinema.

Writer: James Chressanthis | Director: James Chressanthis | Stars: Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock, James L. Carter

9. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006 Video)

68 min | Documentary, History

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Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva

10. Tell Them Who You Are (2004)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

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72 Metascore

The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father.

Writers: Robert DeMaio, Mark Wexler | Director: Mark Wexler | Stars: Haskell Wexler, Mark Wexler, Billy Crystal, Norman Jewison

11. Les enfants jouent à la Russie (1993)

60 min | Drama

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A famous French filmmaker is hired by a major Hollywood producer to make a documentary on the state of post-Cold War Russia. The filmmaker, though, subverts the project by stubbornly ... See full summary »

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: László Szabó, Jean-Luc Godard, Bernard Eisenschitz, André S. Labarthe

12. Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Writers: Thom Andersen, Fay Andersen, Morgan Fisher | Directors: Thom Andersen, Fay Andersen, Morgan Fisher | Stars: Dean Stockwell, Eadweard Muybridge

13. I am Cuba, the Siberian Mammoth (2005)

90 min | Documentary

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64 Metascore

This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration unknown in the West until the 1990s.

Writer: Vicente Ferraz | Director: Vicente Ferraz | Stars: Othon Bastos, Alexander Calzatti, Fidel Castro, Luz María Collazo

14. History of Cinema in Popielawy (1998)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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Writer: Jan Jakub Kolski | Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Bartosz Opania, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Franciszek Pieczka

15. The Adventures of George the Projectionist (2006)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

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A Cinema Projectionist becomes entangled with a mad Italian Director's crazily combined remake of Cinema Paradiso and Pulp Fiction.

Writer: Tim Higham | Director: Tim Higham | Stars: George Warner, Semeli Economou, David Erdos, Andrew Byron

16. La Premiere (2009)

20 min | Short, History

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A story of two brothers and their creation of the first motion picture exhibition.

Writers: Michael Regalbuto, Nick Regalbuto | Directors: Michael Regalbuto, Nick Regalbuto | Stars: James Earl Jones, Ronald Guttman, Henri Lubatti, Matthew Wolf

17. Deconstructing Pí (2013)

24 min | Short, Fantasy, Thriller

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The VFX Geniuses of 'Life of Pi' present their breakthrough processes behind the Oscar Winning Film. Includes Dichotomy of the VFX Solidarity Protests at the Oscars and just before this event.

Writer: Vfx Community | Director: Joseph Garcia Quinn | Stars: Brad Alexander, Erik De Boer, Donald Elliott, Bill Kroyer

18. Heild (2014)

70 min | Documentary

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Iceland's first non-narrative full-feature film's focus is set on presenting Iceland in a way it has never been presented before, using various elements of high-end cinematography.

Writer: Petur Kristjan Gudmundsson | Director: Petur Kristjan Gudmundsson

19. Cléo de 5 à 7: souvenirs et anecdotes (2005 Video)

36 min | Short, Fantasy

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More than 40 years after making "Cléo de 5 à 7," Agnès Varda invites her star, two other cast members, and her assistant directors to look back. She takes us through the film, from opening ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Éric Berlouin, Dorothée Blanck, Antoine Bourseiller, Marin Karmitz

20. The Cinematographer (1951)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A behind-the-scenes look at the responsibilities of the cinematographer.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Warner Anderson, Bing Crosby, Ted de Corsia, Melvyn Douglas

21. Dostoyanie respubliki (1972)

138 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Writers: Isai Kuznetsov, Avenir Zak | Director: Vladimir Bychkov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Andrey Mironov, Spartak Mishulin, Yuri Tolubeyev

22. Zal ozhidaniya (1998– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Mikhail Boyarskiy, Vera Glagoleva, Olga Ponizova, Vyacheslav Tikhonov

23. The Motion Picture Camera (1979)

33 min | Documentary, Short, History

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The history and development of motion picture machinery is lovingly and authoritatively presented and narrated by ASC cinematographer and film preservationist, Karl Malkames, using actual ... See full summary »

Writer: Karl Malkames | Director: Karl Malkames | Stars: Karl Malkames, Rick Malkames

24. Light Is Everything: Vilmos Zsigmond on Cinematography (2008)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Biographical "Behind The Scenes" interview and documentary illustrations of the foundational training and influences of Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC. Using the back drop of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Chiara Petrachi, Edie Robinette-Petrachi | Director: Edie Robinette-Petrachi | Stars: Jack Robinette, Edie Robinette-Petrachi, Vilmos Zsigmond

25. The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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This MGM short film focuses on cinematographer John M. Stephens and is a promotional piece for the forthcoming 'Ice Station Zebra (1968)'. Responsible for much of the underwater and other ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Jim Brown, James Garner

26. In the Mood for Doyle (2007 TV Movie)

54 min | Documentary

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Writer: Yves Montmayeur | Director: Yves Montmayeur | Stars: Olivier Assayas, Fruit Chan, Christopher Doyle, Bai Ling

27. Shooting Women (2008)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary

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Documentary that reveals the lives and visions of camerawomen who survive the odds in Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond.

Writer: Alexis Krasilovsky | Director: Alexis Krasilovsky | Stars: Akiko Ashizawa, Sue Gibson, Marina Goldovskaya, Amy C. Halpern

28. SCP Containment Breach Trailer 2 (2013 Video)

2 min | Short, Horror

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Writer: Gage Allen | Director: Gage Allen

29. Silhouettes in Shadow and Light (2010)

86 min | Drama

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Academy Award Winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond a.s.c. and Producer Jack Robinette document their experiences in creating the independent early American New Wave film "Summer Children... See full summary »

Writer: Edie Robinette-Petrachi | Director: Edie Robinette-Petrachi | Stars: Vilmos Zsigmond, Jack Robinette

30. Tri strázníci (2005 TV Movie)

162 min | Documentary

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Writers: Radka Denemarková, Ales Kisil, Michal Schönberg | Director: Ales Kisil | Stars: Josef Abrhám, George Voskovec, Ota Jirák, Jan Werich

31. Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012 TV Movie)

157 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jaroslav Etlík, Ales Kisil, George Voskovec, Jan Werich | Director: Ales Kisil | Stars: Josef Abrhám, George Voskovec, Ota Jirák, Jan Werich

32. From Dreyer to von Trier: An Interview with Cinematographer Henning Bendtsen (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Acclaimed cinematographer Henning Bendtsen reflects on working with directors Carl Theodor Dreyer and Lars von Trier.

Writer: Michael Sandager | Director: Michael Sandager | Stars: Henning Bendtsen, Jean-Marc Barr, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Peter Aalbæk Jensen

33. Pockets (2008)

3 min | Short

6.1
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The general public of Britain reveal what they carry around in their pockets.

Director: James Lees

34. Storyboarding 'Element of Crime' with Cinematographer Tom Elling (2005 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Cinematographer Tom Elling reflects on his work on Lars von Trier's Forbrydelsens element (1984), and how every shot was storyboarded in every detail.

Writer: Michael Sandager | Director: Michael Sandager | Star: Tom Elling

35. Det naturliga ljuset (2010)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary about Jörgen Persson, one of Sweden's most prominent cinematographers, with films such as Elvira Madigan, Pelle the Conqueror and My Life as a Dog to his credits.

Director: Hanna Andersson | Stars: Roy Andersson, Jörgen Persson, Bo Widerberg

36. Sons and Daughters (1994)

28 min | Short, Documentary

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Sons and Daughters uses lush slow-motion black-and-white cinematography in a poetic look at childhood in seven different countries.

Director: Robin Schlaht

37. Journeys (2011)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Daniel Leeb | Stars: Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Claude Maki, Hayato Maki, Taito Maki

38. Fun Pain (2006)

Short, Sport

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Professional skateboarder Jim Bates is Batman on wheels. In this short skate flick, Jim has an almost career ending fall that leaves him hospitalized.

Writer: Jim Bates | Director: Beau Lambert | Star: Jim Bates

39. Memoir (2008)

12 min | Short

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A story about love, lost, and redemption of the spirit.

Director: Adam Masterson | Stars: Stephanie Masterson, Benj Zagorski

40. Encyclopédie audiovisuelle du cinéma (1978–1979)

Documentary

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Star: Jean Rochefort

41. The World of Middle Grey (2008)

28 min | Short

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Middle Grey is a dull, dreary and often overlooked shade; this documentary explores its use in art, cinematography and filmmaking.

Writer: Mark Parry | Director: Mark Parry | Star: Kathryn Milliss

42. Tribute to James Crabe (2006 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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John G. Avildsen pays tribute to cinematographer James Crabe.

Director: Michael Gillis | Stars: John G. Avildsen, James Crabe

43. Cinematographer's Video Journal for 'The Big Bad Swim' (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 13 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary short on the cinematography of 'The Big Bad Swim' that appears on the film's DVD.

Director: Josh Silfen | Stars: Paget Brewster, Josh Silfen, Daniel Schechter

44. La cinématographie des microbes (1909)

Documentary, Short

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Star: Jean Comandon

45. El Rezo (2009)

22 min | Short, Adventure, Romance

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Caleb accepts Marie's bounty to kill the man who murdered her father. When Caleb returns to confess his love, Marie is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile a dangerous warrior secretly hunts Caleb. Will Caleb survive? Will he find Marie?

Writer: Tim Wambolt | Director: Tim Wambolt | Stars: Tim Wambolt, Melissa Wambolt, Jake Wambolt, Delilah Wambolt

46. Épreuves négatives (2006)

12 min | Short

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Director: Louis Dupont

47. Cinéma cinémas (1982–1991)
Episode: 7 faux raccords (1984)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Henri Alekan, Olimpia Carlisi, Raoul Ruiz

48. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995– )
Episode: The Music of Light (1995)

Documentary, History

7.0
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Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claude Autant-Lara, Albert Dieudonné

49. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Trick of the Light (1980)

58 min | Documentary, History

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The development of cinematography from its primitive beginnings through emergence as a serious art form in the late 1920s. Film clips and interviews with veterans of the period like Karl Brown and George Folsey are highlighted.

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Karl Brown, Viola Dana, Allan Dwan