(If you would like to find out more about any one of the films then you can click on the image to see its IMDB page)
- An iconic shot in one of the best crime thrillers of all time.
- This comes right before the incredible climax that is considered one of the greatest of all time.
- I love how David Fincher uses the electric poles to symbolize the title of the film.
The Empire Strikes Back
- I love how, even if you haven’t seen this film, just by looking at this shot, you know exactly who is good and who is bad.
- Two iconic characters perfectly in focus in the center of the frame.
- The fog used in the background to enhance the shot and make it look more suspenseful and tense.
The Shawshank Redemption
- Anyone who thinks of this film probably thinks of this particular moment in the film.
- I love how the rain symbolizes redemption and how any of his previous sins have been washed away.
There Will Be Blood
- I think the fire perfectly signifies the character of Daniel Plainview: powerful, uncontrollable, dangerous.
- I like how it shows Daniel in the bottom of the frame looking up at all his glory.
- This shot really just sums up the entire film for me, and that’s what a great shot should do.
- Another iconic shot.
- The lighting is absolutely perfect in this shot.
- Can’t say really much else without spoiling it, but if you have seen this then you know just how amazing it is.
- So many to choose from in this horror classic, but this is the most iconic.
- I love how the narrow hallway gives it a claustrophobic feel.
- Stanley Kubrick is a genius.
The Tree of Life
- Some shots are just plain stunning.
- The work Emmanuel Lubezki does in this film is fantastic, and it totally makes sense why he has won three consecutive Oscars for best cinematography.
Mad Max: Fury Road
- Some shots are extremely powerful.
- The best film of 2015 has so many great shots, but this one is the most emotional and impactful.
- The visual imagery of the dessert setting rivals some of Lawrence of Arabia’s best shots.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- Many don’t know, but this film was actually shot by the great Roger Deakins.
- The railroad is brilliantly used as movement in the shot and where the characters are going literally and figuratively in their lives.
Lost in Translation
- Some great shots don’t have any purpose besides just being very sweet and heartwarming.
- This shot never fails to put a smile on my face.