Nicolaslabra wrote: ↑
September 13th, 2020, 1:59 pm
im sorry but from a technical point of view, calling rises`s cinematography a stinker is absolutely ridiculous, for me its the best looking one of the three, its the most naturalistic one, and far more subtle than begins wich is the one i like the least of all Nolan films visually, there are so many good examples, i mean the plane heist sequence is incredible, the kangaroo court scenes are so tastefully done, the warm sodium vapor-ish tones of Daguett`s penthouse where Selina tries to kidnap him are delightful, theres also the visceral handheld that isnt overdone, Pfister is all about not overdoing it, much like Hoyte, but in a different tonal vein.
The prison pitt stuff in Rises is so well done...Maybe my faviorite section of the trilogy. I think, outside of following, Insomnia and Batman Begins feel the least inspired. Batman Begins gets crap for looking flat, I don't blame Nolan or Phister, they where dealing with studio oversight every step of the way. Fuck it, I'm gonna rank the cinematography in Nolan's films:
1. Dunkirk - this is all cinematography
2. Interstellar - Deakins says the beginning of this movie is some of the best stuff, I agree, also the space stuff is sublime, the tesseract stuff is sex.
3. Inception - the fact that the special effects are constructed to only work because of the placement and movement of the camera is why this movie won the oscar...also the movie looks so sexy...yummy..yummy
4. Dark Knight - Brutalist, and the wide shots are so wide
5. The prestige - This feels like his most lived in movie, the production design and the cinematography really sell period, but in a gritty, dirty way.
6. Tenet - Lets be honest kids, this has Nolan's best use of color, and might be his densist in terms of amount of stuff in the frame.
7. Dark Knight Rises - Pitt stuff is amazing. The shot in the dark of Bane toying with batman and then grab him is great. Plane hiest.
8. Memento - there are great shots in this movie...but formally quite conservative.
9. Batman Begins - edited within an inch of its life...still has dope shots: personal fav of mine, when batman flies out of the train...he find of floats out, iconic batman, and his eyes flash (catch some light) on his way out.
10. Insomina - The fog chase is great...also the long shot of Pacino and Williams talking is amazing.
11. Following - The first instance of character disappearing into crowd.