Robert Elswit’s Academy Award-winning cinematography enhances the terrific performances by Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano, and the powerful story told by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Shot mostly on locations in Texas and California, Elswit makes great use of the rural country settings, and the rare outbursts of primary colors -- as when an oilfield fire erupts -- look all the more stunning.
Swing Time, Singing in the Rain, & White Christmas were so beautiful!
Lots of great movies omitted!
Gone with the Wind was left out.
A list written by someone who hasn't watched a lot of older movies. Walkabout, Doctor Zhivago, Koyaanisqatsi, Ran, Kagemusha, The Duellists, Blade Runner, The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, the John Ford cavalry trilogy, Vertigo, North By Northwest...For recent movies, I'd add The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.
I agree with you about Ran and The Duellist, I'd add An American in Paris to that, Gone With the Wind, Labrynth, The remake of True Grit any Vincente Minelli movie
...it's hard to have just 10.
duh - Pan's Labrynth - sorry
I will never forget "The Emerald Forest". Maybe the cinematography was not top tier, but the emotion of it; the portrayal of that naive/wise culture on the edge of extinction... Unforgettable. "The Hunger", yes, definitely. "Powakatsi" is also on my list.
Pans Labyrinth one of my favorites
Oops, I forgot passion in the desert, wow!!
Definitely the black stallion, Orlando, northfork, gladiator, the mission, the big blue, the house of the spirits, Crusoe ,jarhead these are a few of my favorites.
While I agree with most of the suggested additions, for me, any list of most beautiful films would have to include The English Patient--all those scenes from the plane with the desert below laid out like the curves of a woman's body; pretty sensuous stuff. Melancholia--visually stunning on the big screen! Legends of the Fall, Everything is Illuminated and Walkabout (shot in the outback) would also have to be on my list, as well as Into the Wild.
Definitely What Dreams May Come is missing!
I can't help but think that Black Stallion was there first.
- The Duellists
- Apocalypse Now!
- The Piano
- American Beauty
...and the list goes on and on...
AVATAR; A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELIGENCE; THE HUNGER(1983); BEN HUR; LEGEND- just to name a few...
Really? Yes, all of LOTR. Yes, House of Flying Daggers. Yes, Laurence of Arabia. Yes, What Dreams May. Yes, Wizard of Oz.
BUT what about Doctor Zhivago? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Out of Africa? Australia? La Belle et Le Bete? Hell, Sound of Music!
This list has some real problems
I diffinitly agree with you that the movie Aulstrlia had great beautiful scenes!
What about Out of Africa....my choice for most beautiful
Take a look at some new and familiar faces in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel.
A look inside the geography of Middle-earth where Bilbo and the Dwarves will travel.
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