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I just want to say that Appocalypse Now (Redux) has the best photography in a movie ever!
added on the 2007-08-24 02:19:41 by xernobyl xernobyl
I watched that movie recently too. It was quite cool.

As for photography.. If you want to see impressive cinematography, I'd have to recommend Baraka. It also has the benefit of those kinds of environments, but focuses on the photography even more heavily.
added on the 2007-08-24 03:10:26 by bigcheese bigcheese
xernobyl: you better check Seven Years in Tibet before you say that :]
(Apocalypse Now has great photography this said)
added on the 2007-08-24 03:25:34 by EviL EviL
I watched Heart of Darkness followed by Apocalypse Now (Redux) in the cinema in a double bill extravaganza, people were awestruck at the finish, that movie ...
what I mean to say is, watch Heart of Darkness, the 'making of' documentary of one of the hardest and longest films to shoot, including actors tripping their ass off and choppers being used in live combat a couple of miles away by the army to fly back on to the set and continue shooting this glorious mess of an hallucination
bigcheese: It's on my to watch list. It's like Koyaanisqatsi, right? I think this was the one that rob recomended to me some day.
But it has nothing to do with AN. AN has those lights, and use of different films (some with Infrared sensitivity and that stuff), and it's all "manmade", with the explosions made to impress... I can only imagine the time it took for Brando's head to glow like that. The other movie is just like "conventional photography". It's different.

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I've only read those things about Appocalypse now
added on the 2007-08-24 05:22:58 by xernobyl xernobyl
I just want to say that Lifeforce (ASD) has the best effects in a movie ever!
What? It's NOT a movie?
I just want to say that Appocalypse Now (Redux) has the best photography in a movie ever!

I can't tell, because I snoozed away after two hours or three. The redux version turns a long, chilling war flick into a tedious, hardly bearable movie marathon, full of stuff that didn't make it into the final theatrical cut for a reason. I much prefer the original version.
added on the 2007-08-24 10:45:36 by tomaes tomaes
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added on the 2007-08-24 11:29:42 by SilkCut SilkCut
Terrence Malick ftw!

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The Thin Red Line, the most beautiful war movie ever, its photography is just awesome :)
added on the 2007-08-24 13:06:06 by Zest Zest
(no ribbon joke intended)
added on the 2007-08-24 13:09:27 by Zest Zest
The Thin Red Line

I love that movie!
added on the 2007-08-24 14:10:33 by Rubicante Rubicante
I hate that movie! Seriously :|
added on the 2007-08-24 15:41:05 by xernobyl xernobyl
Yeah, Baraka is like Koyaanisqatsi. In fact, I had almost decided to mention both Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi instead of just Baraka. But then I decided that Koyaanisqatsi is basically more memorable for the combination of the visuals and the soundtrack (Philip Glass had been determined not to do any movie soundtracks.. but he made an exception for Koyaanisqatsi because it was a very different kind of movie, and did a somewhat brilliant job).
added on the 2007-08-25 08:49:50 by bigcheese bigcheese
I just want to say that Appocalypse Now (Redux) has the best photography in a movie ever!

One of the best movie ever, and for sure THJE BEST war-related movie ever, far superior also of Full Metal Jacket.

And Kurz was an amazing carachter!
added on the 2007-08-25 11:12:25 by orb orb
Bullshit, I bet you can suck a golf ball through a garden hose!
how about 300?
added on the 2007-08-25 11:37:38 by src src
src: 300 shows no photographic skills. i mean that movie was produced about 90% digital ;)
added on the 2007-08-25 14:15:36 by psykon psykon
Who cares?
And why are all the mercury members writing bullshit here?! SHOULDN'T WE DO A DEMO?! DEMO OR DIE
added on the 2007-08-25 15:48:52 by las las
I dislike "Full Metal Jacket" too. It doesn't touch me. I even prefer Platoon to Full Metal Jacket. Nothing happens in Full Metal Jacket. I feel it has almost no conections between the scenes.
added on the 2007-08-25 17:52:18 by xernobyl xernobyl
I'm watching Seven Years in Tibet.
It's nothing special in the photography department. Everyone can do it with those sets.
added on the 2007-08-30 04:49:14 by xernobyl xernobyl
go watch Planet Terror instead ...

the most beautiful war movie ever

well, in that case the movie has failed abominably. War movies, for my understanding, aren't supposed to be beautiful
If you want good photography in a movie:
• Stalker (Tarkovskij)
• Letters Of A Dead Man (Lopushanskij)

and..yes Apocalypse Now had indeed great pictures besides the enomous content.
added on the 2007-08-30 11:06:40 by d0DgE d0DgE
in case anybody missed d0DgE's point, then it bears saying again -

Tarkovskij seemed to kick start a good thing in russian cinema. recent films like Zvyagintsev's "the return" develop that style heavily, and feature cinematography to blow your socks of by default

added on the 2007-08-30 14:57:23 by forestcre forestcre


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