11 Essential Cinematographers

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Gordon Willis

The Godfather [1972]
The Godfather II [1974]
Annie Hall [1977]
All the President’s Men [1976]
Manhattan [1979]
Klute [1971]
Stardust Memories [1980]
The Landlord [1970]
The Parralax View [1974]
Pennies From Heaven [1981]
Zelig [1984]

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Haskell Wexler

Days of Heaven [1978]
The Conversation [1974]
Medium Cool (director) [1969]
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [1966]
In the Heat of the Night [1967]
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest [1975]
The Thomas Crown Affair [1968]
Matewan [1987]
Coming Home [1978]
American Graffiti [1973
America, America [1963]
Bound for Glory [1976]

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Roger Deakins

Fargo [1996]
The Shawshank Redemption [1994]
Barton Fink [1991]
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [2007]
The Big Lebowski [1998]
Sid and Nancy [1986]
O Brother where Art Thou? [2000]
Homicide [1991]
The Man Who Wasn’t There [2001]
No Country for Old Men [2007]

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Vilmos Zsigmond

McCabe and Mrs. Miller [1971]
Heaven’s Gate [1980]
Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977]
Deliverance [1972]
The Long Goodbye [1973]
The Deer Hunter [1978]
Blow Out [1981]
The Hired Hand [1971]
Scarecrow [1973]
The Sugarland Express [1974]

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Greg Tolland

Citizen Kane [1941]
The Grapes of Wrath [1940]
The Best Years of Our Lives [1946]
Wuthering Heights [1939]
The Little Foxes [1941]
Song of the South [1946]
Les Miserables [1935]
The Westerner [1940]
The Bishop’s Wife [1947]

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Sven Nykvist

The Virgin Spring [1960]
Winter Light [1963]
Crimes and Misdemeanors [1989]
The Tenant [1976]
Black Moon [1975]
Persona [1966]
Cries and Whispers 1972]
The Sacrifice [1986]
Star 80 [1983]
The Postman Always RIngs Twice [1981]

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Michael Chapman

Raging Bull [1980]
Taxi Driver [1977]
The Last Detail [1973]
The Front [1976]
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid [1982]
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978]
The Last Waltz [1978]
The Fugitive [1993]
Hardcore [1979]
Scrooged [1988]

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Frederick Elmes

Eraserhead [1977]
Blue Velvet [1986]
The Ice Storm [1997]
Synecdoche, NY [2008]
Wild At Heart [1990]
River’s Edge [1986]
Broken Flowers [2005]
Night on Earth [1991]
Ride with the Devil [1999]
Moonwalker [1988]

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Lazlo Kovacs

Five Easy Pieces [1970]
Easy RIder [1970]
Targets [1968]
The King of Marvin Gardens [1972]
Paper Moon [1973]
Ghostbusters [1984]
Shampoo [1975]
Say Anything… [1989]
What’s Up Doc? [1972]

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Geoffrey Unsworth

2001: A Space Odyssey [1968]
Othello [1965]
Becket [1964]
Cabaret [1972]
Zardoz [1974]
Superman [1978]
Superman II [1980]
A Bridge Too Far [1977]
Tess [1979]
A Night to Remember [1958]

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Conrad L. Hall

Cool Hand Luke [1967]
In Cold Blood [1967]
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [1969]
Fat City [1972]
The Day of the Locust {1975]
Marathon Man [1976]
American Beauty [1999]
The Professionals [1966]
Harper [1966]
Road to Perdition [2002]

Raised by Wolves: Best Films of 1980

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1980

1: The Shining (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

2: The Elephant Man (dir. David Lynch)

3: Raging Bull (dir. Martin Scorsese)

4: Heaven’s Gate (dir. Michael Cimino)

5: Stardust Memories (dir. Woody Allen)

6: Airplane! (dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)

7: Berlin Alexanderplatz (dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

8: Cannibal Holocaust (dir. Ruggero Deodato)

9: The Brood (dir. David Cronenberg)

10: The Empire Strikes Back (dir. Irvin Kershner)

Raised by Wolves: Best Films of 1984

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1984

1: This is Spinal Tap (dir. Rob Reiner)
2: Blood Simple (dir. Joel Coen)
3: Ghostbusters (dir. Ivan Reitman)
4: Broadway Danny Rose (dir. Woody Allen)
5: Paris, Texas (dir. Wim Wenders)
6; Stranger Than Paradise (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
7: Stop Making Sense (dir. Jonathan Demme)
8: Gremlins (dir. Joe Dante)
9: Top Secret (dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)
10: Amadeus (dir. Milos Forman)

Raised by Wolves: Best Films of 1982

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1982

1: Fitzcarraldo (dir. Werner Herzog)
    Burden of Dreams (dir. Les Blank)
2: Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott)
3: E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial (dir. Steven Spielberg)
4: The Thing (dir. John Carpenter)
5: Fanny and Alexander (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
6: Tron (dir. Steven Lisberger)
7: The Verdict (dir. Sidney Lumet)
8: The Dark Crystal (dir. Jim Henson)
9: The World According to Garp (dir. George Roy Hill)
10: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (dir. Nicholas Meyer)

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