I would really love to know which movie do you personally consider to be the masterpiece of cinematography?
Asked by Atėnė Strazdas Drozdaitė
It will probably be less popular choice, even thought that movie cast is from A+ list.
I think “Revolutionary Road” is at the top end of fictional filmmaking. The cinematography and story goes so well that it’s hard to think of a better example. It’s not the ‘eye-candy’ film spectacle or very light story. But the duo of Sam Mendes (director) and Roger Deakins (DOP) made a masterpiece in my eyes.
Pic: behind the scenes from the set with Roger using his quite basic but very powerful lighting technique.
Since these days everything (almost) can be done in films by visual effects (VFX) most people think this is the best way to do it. However, VFX work because of its complexity can get so expensive that it may be more expensive to fake it than to do it for real.
Like in an example below. It was cheaper to buy and crash a real 747 plane than to generate that in a computer.