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Oscars - Best Cinematography

"There are a lot of cameramen but not so many photographers… They look, but they don't see." - Gordon Willis

The films in this collection were shot by people who see sharper and deeper than most; elegant visions made real by legends like Jack Cardiff, Vittorio Storaro and Dick Pope.

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Oscars - Best Cinematography

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY WINNERS

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La La Land 2016 12

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this bright and playful romantic musical from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash).

128 mins USA Director. Damien Chazelle

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River Runs through It
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River Runs through It 1992 PG

Two contrasting and occasionally conflicted brothers find solace while fly fishing the rivers of their Montana home.

123 mins USA Director. Robert Redford

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Apocalypse Now 1979 15

Transplanting Joseph Conrad’s colonial-era novel Heart of Darkness to Vietnam, Coppola created a mesmerising fantasia on the spectacle of war.

141 mins USA Director. Francis Ford Coppola

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Slumdog Millionaire 2008 15

Danny Boyle’s crowdpleaser, based around the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, won the Oscar for best picture.

120 mins United Kingdom Director. Danny Boyle

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINESS

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Arrival 2016 12

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

116 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve

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Silence 2016 15

Scorsese’s epic meditation on spiritual strength, with Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as missionaries on the search for their missing mentor.

161 mins USA Director. Martin Scorsese

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The Grandmaster 2013 15

Wong Kar-Wai’s lavish martial arts biopic tells the story of Ip Man, the legendary trainer who became Bruce Lee’s mentor.

108 mins People's Republic of China Director. Wong Kar-wai

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The White Ribbon 2009 15

Michael Haneke's Cannes prizewinner, set in a pre-WW1 German village, explores the oppressively strict social conditions that gave rise to Nazism

144 mins Germany Director. Michael Haneke

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Ida 2013 12

The Best Film winner at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is an exquisitely shot, moving drama about a Polish nun exploring her family's past, from UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski.

81 mins Director. Pawel Pawlikowski

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Inside Llewyn Davis 2012 15

The Coen brothers’ funny, wistful elegy to early 1960s folk music follows a struggling songwriter through a winter’s worth of misdeeds, mishaps and lost cats.

USA Director. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003 12

Colin Firth and Scarlet Johansson star in the fictionalised romance about the Dutch master Vermeer and his attraction to the subject of his famous painting.

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Webber

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The King's Speech 2010 12

Oscar-winning tale of the relationship between King George VI (Colin Firth) and the Australian speech therapist who treated his stammer.

118 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Hooper

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Carol 2014 15

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes

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Double Indemnity 1944 PG

Barbara Stanwyck is the housewife who dupes an insurance salesman into a devious murder plot, in this giant of American cinema - the archetypal Film Noir.

107 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder

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Psycho
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Psycho 1960 15

Blood! Blood! Hitchcock’s masterpiece was his most successful film; a sensation in its time that continues to terrify.

109 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock

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Rear Window 1954 PG

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterly thriller stars James Stewart as an invalided photographer who spots something fishy outside his rear window.

112 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock

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The Lost Weekend 1945 PG

Billy Wilder’s still searing film about alcoholism remains one of only two films to have won the Best Picture Oscar and the top prize at Cannes Film Festival.

101 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder

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Sicario 2015 15

Emily Blunt plays the FBI agent enlisted for a special operation against Mexican cartels, in this pulsatingly tense thriller from Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners).

121 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve

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The Hurt Locker 2008 15

Kathryn Bigelow won the Best Director Academy Award in 2010 for this visceral, thrilling story of an American maverick bomb disarmer in Iraq.

131 mins USA Director. Kathryn Bigelow

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All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 PG

Lewis Milestone's pioneering, Oscar®-winning film is one of the most powerful films about the consequences of war

136 mins USA Director. Lewis Milestone

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Children of Men 2006 15

In an apocalyptic future Britain, a civil servant is unexpectedly entrusted with the fate of humanity in Alfonso Cuarón’s gripping and thoughtful sci-fi.

109 mins USA

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Mr. Turner 2014 12

Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning account of the later years of J. M. W. Turner, brilliantly played by Timothy Spall.

140 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh

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