Scorsese sheds light on top pictures
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Martin Scorsese has come up with the top 10 films he believes demonstrate a masterful use of light and color. He actually decided on doing it twice, once for English-language films and again for international.
"Films use light and color to tell a story in a special narrative way, which delivers a strong emotional and intellectual impact on the viewer," Scorsese said. "That made a very strong impression on me and has affected how I try to use color in all of my films."
Scorsese's choices include "Singin' in the Rain" (1952, directors Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly; cinematographer Harold Rosson), "Duel in the Sun" (1946, director King Vidor; cinematographers Lee Garmes, Ray Rennahan, Hal Rosson), "The Red Shoes" (1948, directors Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; cinematographer Jack Cardiff), "The River" (1951, director Jean Renoir; cinematographer Claude Renoir; India/France/U.S.) and "The Last Emperor" (1987, director Bernardo Bertolucci; cinematographer Vittorio Storaro).
The alphabetical lists, disclosed Thursday, were the idea of Philips Electronics, which was looking for a way to promote its Ambilight FlatTV displays.