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September 09, 2005
Martin Scorsese's list of Top 10 Films - Light and color
Always interesting to see people's Top 10 lists, and when it comes from Martin Scorsese, it's even more interesting. For a promo he's doing with Philips Electronics, he's released 2 top 10 lists (1 domestic 1 International) of films which exemplify the use of light and color.

Here's his list:

English Language Films (in alphabetical order)

  • Barry Lyndon (1975, Dir. Stanley Kubrick; Cin. John Alcott)
  • Duel in the Sun (1946, Dir. King Vidor; Cin. Lee Garmes, Ray Rennahan, Hal Rosson)
  • Invaders From Mars (1953, Dir. William Cameron Menzies; Cin. John F. Seitz)
  • Leave Her to Heaven (1946, Dir. John M. Stahl; Cin. Leon Shamroy)
  • Moby Dick (1956, Dir. John Huston; Cin. Oswald Morris)
  • Phantom of the Opera (1943, Dir. Arthur Lubin; Cin. W. Howard Greene, Hal Mohr)
  • The Red Shoes (1948, Dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Cin. Jack Cardiff)
  • The Searchers (1956, Dir. John Ford; Cin. Winton C. Hoch)
  • Singin' in the Rain (1952, Dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly; Cin. Harold Rosson)
  • Vertigo (1958, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock; Cin. Robert Burks)
International Films (in alphabetical order)
  • Contempt (1963, Dir. Jean-Luc Godard; Cin. Raoul Coutard; France/Italy)
  • Cries and Whispers (1972, Dir. Ingmar Bergman; Cin. Sven Nykvist; Sweden)
  • Gate of Hell (1953, Dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa; Cin. Kohei Sugiyama; Japan)
  • In the Mood For Love (2000, Dir. Wong Kar-Wai; Cin. Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping-bin; Hong Kong)
  • The Last Emperor (1987, Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci; Cin. Vittorio Storaro; Italy/United Kingdom/China/Hong Kong)
  • Red Desert (1964, Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni; Cin. Carlo Di Palma; France/Italy)
  • The River (1951, Dir. Jean Renoir; Cin. Claude Renoir; India/France/United States)
  • Satyricon (1969, Dir. Federico Fellini; Cin. Giuseppe Rotunno; Italy/France)
  • Senso (1954, Dir. Luchino Visconti; Cin. G.R. Aldo, Robert Krasker, Giuseppe Rotunno; Italy)
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964, Dir. Sergei Paradjanov; Cin. Viktor Bestayev, Yuri Ilyenko; Russia/Ukraine)
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