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Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 05, 2003, 11:07:18 AM
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Best Cinematography: PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE  (Robert Elswit)

THE NOMINEES

Gangs of New York (Michael Ballhaus)
Minority Report (Janusz Kaminski)
Panic Room (Conrad Hall & Darius Khondji)
Punch-Drunk Love (Robert Elswit)
Road to Perdition (Conrad Hall)
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: SHAFTR on March 05, 2003, 12:52:00 PM
NOPE, I disagree.

Road to Perdition was amazing for it's cinematography, absolutely amazing.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: jtm on March 05, 2003, 02:35:24 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
NOPE, I disagree.

Road to Perdition was amazing for it's cinematography, absolutely amazing.


Same here.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: RegularKarate on March 05, 2003, 03:02:12 PM
RTP had great cinematography, but PDL's cinematography was more unique and emotional.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 05, 2003, 03:06:48 PM
RTP had more of a textbook cinematograhy feel to it, it was great but PDL's was so dream like.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: supremelegend on March 05, 2003, 09:09:14 PM
Even though I love PDL and Robert Elswit's cinematography, the award should definately go to RTP...the ambush scene in the rain at night was simply breathtaking...
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: av8raaron on March 05, 2003, 09:42:47 PM
The rain and a couple other night shots in RTP were good, but the "painting with light" in PDL makes me give it the nod.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: tpfkabi on March 06, 2003, 12:47:29 AM
what do you mean by "painting with light?"

i would have voted for Conrad...RIP
i wonder if the shot of Hanks as he walks down the hall to kill Connor is lifted a little from Taxi Driver.....had that type of shot been done before TD?

i also wondered what paired PTA and Elswitt together? a particular film he shot prior to Hard Eight or something else?
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Film Student on March 06, 2003, 01:47:21 AM
Jesus... Okay guys, I love PDL too, I think its a great movie, but every single film nominated (including panic room) had better cinematography.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: RegularKarate on March 06, 2003, 10:57:38 AM
Quote from: Film Student
Jesus... Okay guys, I love PDL too, I think its a great movie, but every single film nominated (including panic room) had better cinematography.


I can see an argument between RTP and PDL and maybe all the others too, but not Panic Room.

PR had two cinematographers and two different times... Khonji left because he and Fincher were disagreeing about what should be done and Hall had to come in and conform his art to match with what Khonji had already shot.  The result looks a bit indecisive.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 06, 2003, 01:12:20 PM
Quote from: Film Student
Jesus... Okay guys, I love PDL too, I think its a great movie, but every single film nominated (including panic room) had better cinematography.


You can take the members out of the PTanderson board, but you cant take the PTanderson board out of the members.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Dirk on March 06, 2003, 01:34:24 PM
This is probably the biggest upset for me. I saw nothing too spectacular for PDL but every shot in Perdition was beautifully shot  :?
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: aclockworkjj on March 06, 2003, 02:50:19 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
NOPE, I disagree.

Road to Perdition was amazing for it's cinematography, absolutely amazing.


had my vote as well....
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: bonanzataz on March 06, 2003, 05:15:51 PM
I voted RTP as well.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: life_boy on March 06, 2003, 06:32:42 PM
As did I.  It must've been a pretty close race.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Pedro on March 06, 2003, 06:34:09 PM
I love Punch-Drunk Love, but RTP, a film I didn't really like much, got my vote.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: abbey road on May 20, 2003, 11:03:48 AM
ah men, road to perdition