Would you ever consider doing a sort of Best 50 Cinematographers? Even if there's no particular order?
Top 50 Cinematographers
…mind you i hate some of these films but may like the way its lit/framed & appreciate their process
Agnès Godard (Beau Travail, 35 rhums, Friday Night, J’ai pas sommeil) Alex Nepomniaschy (Safe) Nelson Yu Lik-wai (Platform, A Touch of Sin) Ernest R. Dickerson (Do the Right Thing) Adam Arkapaw (Top of the Lake, True Detective) Maya Deren (Meditation on Violence, The Very Eye of Night) Mark Irwin (Videodrome) Arthur Jafa (Daughters of the Dust, Crooklyn) Asakazu Nakai (Seven Samurai, Ran) Robby Müller (Mystery Train, Down by Law, Repo Man) Natasha Braier (The Rover) Malik Hassan Sayeed (Wildcat, Clockers) Stéphane Fontaine (Un prophète, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (Syndromes and a Century, Blissfully Yours) Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Her) Mihai Malaimare Jr. (The Master, Tetro) Jacques Besse (The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun) Alwin H. Küchler (Morvern Callar, Ratcatcher) Huai-en Chen (A City of Sadness) Sven Nykvist (Cries & Whispers, Offret, Persona) Mitsuji Kanau (Black Sun) Gordon Willis (The Parallax View, Klute, Godfather I/II) Robbie Ryan (Wuthering Heights, Fish Tank) Christopher Doyle (The Limits of Control, Days of Being Wild) Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) Bradford Young (Mother of George, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) Alexander Hammid (Meshes of the Afternoon, At Land) Jordan Cronenweth (Blade Runner) Otello Martelli (La Dolce Vita, La Strada) Nicolas Karakatsanis (Bullhead) Roger Deakins (The Man Who Wasn’t There, Jesse James) Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) James Wong Howe (Seconds, Sweet Smell of Success) Yorick Le Saux (Only Lovers Left Alive, Carlos) Ping Bin Lee (Café Lumière, Norwegian Wood) Tak Fujimoto (Devil in a Blue Dress, Badlands) Georges Bracher (Touki Bouki) Marc-André Batigne (The Time that Remains) Georgi Rerberg (The Mirror) Sergey Urusevskiy (Soy Cuba) Alexis Zabe (Post Tenebras Lux) Kazuo Miyagawa (Yojimbo, Ugetsu) Ron Fricke (Baraka, Samsara) Vittorio Storaro (The Conformist, Apocalypse Now, Novecento) Greig Fraser (Killing Them Softly) Emmanuel Lubezki (The Tree of Life) Gianni Di Venanzo (8½, La Notte, The 10th Victim) Owen Roizman (Network, Straight Time) Chan Chang (The Terrorizers) Yoshio Mamiya (The Warped Ones, Thirst for Love)
(robert richardson, ellen kuras)
i like slow film stock & the anamorphic format a lot of these plp use one or the other
EDIT: not favs but important> (subrata mitra, jack cardiffs)
Oh my god okay I have so many that I’ll never do because time, but I’ve got billions, so if anyone is looking for random ideas, this is the place for you.
pro figure skater AU: Hux is a career-driven skater determined to make it onto the Olympic team, no matter what anyone else thinks. Kylo just wants to skate to the Imperial March. They are the least compatible ice-dance team history has ever seen, but they’ve got to make it work.
Hunger Games AU: Kylo is a slightly unstable volunteer for the Games (against his parents’ wishes), who everyone thinks only volunteered so he can kill people. Hux is the ruthless career who’s only here to win. (I think this one’s been mentioned before).
Alien AU: Kylo is a down-on-his luck spacer who just wants to get paid. Hux is in command of the ship, but everything keeps going wrong. And that’s before another crewer is brought back from a planetary excursion with a strange creature attached to their face…
Alternate Alien AU: Tensions are high on the Finalizer as she heads into the Unknown Regions to deliver Kylo for the finishing of his training. Hux and Kylo both are annoyed that Kylo has to be escorted while they’re at war, but it soon becomes clear that this is part of Snoke’s ruse. And then crewers start dying, one by one.
James Bond AU: Kylo Ren is one of MI-6′s best agents, loved and hated in equal measures by M and command branch, and utterly detested by Q branch for never being able to return his gadgets in once piece. Hux is Q, and hates Agent Ren with an unprofessional passion.
Alternate James Bond AU: Hux is a card-carrying Bond villain. It’s down to Agent Ren to convince him that there’s perks to being a Bond girl that don’t include world destruction.
Zodiac AU: Hux is a prestigious police detective from San Francisco PD in 1969, Kylo is an junior journalist who is a tad obsessive and loves puzzles. Their paths cross during the hunt for the Zodiac killer.
Bodyguard AU: Hux is a very famous and beloved politician, venerated as the savior and leader of his country. However, multiple attempts on his life have been made after a political crisis breaks between his country and its neighbors, and he is convinced to hire a personal bodyguard to accompany him at all times until the crisis passes. This bodyguard is Kylo Ren, and in his opinion Hux has the most obnoxious personality on Earth.
Kingsman AU: A blond woman in an aggressively impressive suit comes to save Kylo Ren’s delinquent ass when he calls in a mysterious favor owed his dead father. She calls herself Gallahad and offers Kylo a chance at saving the planet and a really nice suit. Kylo can tolerate just about every other kid at the trials except Hux, who comes out on top again and again. Their rivalry is thrown aside, however, when the powerful Snoke Corporation’s plan to kill 99% of the world population is brought to light.
Pacific Rim AU: Humanity is on its last legs. In a last-ditch effort, the Jager program is re-instituted. Among its recruits are Hux and Kylo Ren, bitter enemies and veterans from the program’s glory days, both of whose partners were killed. Of the many recruits considered, they alone are drift-compatible. And they’re humanity’s last hope.
Firefly AU: Hux, a promising young cadet at the Alliance academy, defects and rescues Kylo Ren, the subject of a brutal Alliance training program that has made him into a living weapon. To Han Solo, captain of the Serenity, all he sees is a rich but clueless young man and a box full of crazy, which happens to contain his long-lost son.
Jason Bourne AU: Kylo Ren wakes up with no recall of his past, with nothing to guide him but a name and a bank number. The already difficult task of piecing together his past is complicated significantly by the ginger gunman someone has dogging him all over the world.
The 10th Victim AU: Matched “Victims” and “Hunters” play a game of death, tasked to kill 10 opponents without being killed themselves. Kylo Ren is on his 10th hunt, and he’s been assigned the role of Victim. Hux, his Hunter, is also on his tenth hunt. Who will win? (Hint: they elope)
Vauge but Obligatory Ex Machina AU: Ben Solo, alias Kylo Ren, is a famous hacker invited to the private mansion of the CEO of Snoke Corporation, with the promise of something that will “fascinate him.” This is Hux, the first artificial consciousness, with a mind so beautiful Kylo would give all his remaining years of life to study. But Kylo soon realizes that Hux is not the only prisoner in Snoke’s mansion: he himself has been taken captive. And now he and Hux must escape.
In Time AU: Humans are quasi-immortal, but time to live is the new currency. Kylo Ren is a man with a mission of revenge after the death of his (mother? sister? father? cousin? dog? you pick)–he wants to level the playing field between the rich–born with hundreds of years already on their clocks, and the poor like himself. Pursued by the Time Keepers, Kylo somewhat accidentally kidnaps Hux, the son of an impossibly wealthy man in New Greenwich, and his unwilling hostage soon becomes his ally as they cross they country robbing the rich of excess time and giving it to the poor. (I suggest you watch the movie, it’ll make more sense).
Vague Terminator AU: Hux is leader of humanity in the war against machines. But 20 years prior to that, he’s an ordinary man in an ordinary world, targeted by an impossibly powerful assassin named Kylo Ren, apparently his future nemesis traveled back in the past to kill him before he can rise to power. Coming to his aid is Ben Solo, his future ally and lover, who has traveled from an even more distant future to protect him.
Irreverent Matrix AU: Ben Solo, bored office worker extraordinaire and hacker Kylo Ren by night, dreams every night of a mysterious (but attractive) ginger man in a tight-fitting leather suit. He soon realizes that his reality is false and that he’s a lot kinkier (and gayer) than originally bugdeted for. Oh yeah, and he’s also the One meant to bring freedom to humanity. But so far virtual sex with physics turned off has been more fun.
Hannibal AU: Kylo is a very socially awkward psychology guest lecturer who has a large collection of dogs and empathy scores off the charts. He’s asked to consult with the FBI on a string of grisly murders as a profiler for his unique ability to see evidence from the killer’s point of view. But when staring into the abyss, there’s always the danger of falling in: and that’s where Hux comes in, a psychologist with a dangerous passion for psychoanalysis and fine dining. He’s meant to keep Kylo from tipping over the edge, but in reality he’s hell bent on pulling him over it–and maybe making him into a fine meal.
I Hunt Killers AU: Kylo Ren is a mostly ordinary teenager with foster parents he pretends he hates (but really doesn’t) in a small town he definitely does hate, and his best friend/boyfriend, Hux, is really his only his only friend. The thing that makes Kylo Ren not ordinary is that his biological father was arrested for the murder of over a hundred people when Kylo was eight. His father, a killer who was known to the media as “Snoke,” had wanted Kylo to become an even better killer than himself. And now, eight years after Snoke’s arrest, the body count is going up again–and Kylo is somehow at the heart of it, not to mention the prime suspect.
Ender’s Game AU: Hux is a child genius, brilliant military tactician, and will save humanity–if he can survive his rigorous training first. Kylo Ren is an absolute child and a liability, but Hux does have to concede he is very good at protecting him from his enemies. (pls for the love of god make the relationship platonic, a friendship, unless you age up a lot)
Iliad/Troy AU: Listen this is completely trash but I NEED it so let me have this. Kylo is the greatest fighter of the Greeks, ferocious and feared over Mediterranean, Hux is his best friend and lover, a deadly warrior in his own right. Together, they are an unstoppable killing machine. When Snoke, the leader of the Greeks, snubs Kylo, he retreats from the Trojan War and refuses to fight. Hux takes Kylo’s armor and fights, out of loyalty to Greece, and turns the tide of the disastrous battle, but is killed, as fated by the gods. Kylo is destroyed, and enraged–he wants revenge at any cost, including his own death.
If you do any of these, please please PLEASE let me know!! I would love more than anything to read it. Honestly, I will probably cry. (I may add more later). (Also consider that in ANY of these Kylo and Hux can be genderswapped because we really need more lesbian fic in this fandom).
IT’S FINALLY HERE! The Victims video for Hot Fuss 10th anniversary !
I want to thank you for being super nice and patient with it. Thank you for being a part of it, i tried to make my best from the materials i’ve had. Also i tried to give everyone equal screen time, i hope it turns out alright and i hope you like it !
I’m so proud of us and of the boys *tears* they are the best band ever and we are the best fandom ! Thank you for all the stuff you’ve been through with us… and don’t leave me ;-)