After the tragic passing of Gordon Willis last week, I looked back on some of the highlights of his career, which include The Godfather and Annie Hall. This got me thinking about cinematography in general and some of the best examples in cinema.
Willis’ work in The Godfather trilogy can’t be ignored for its incredible use of lighting. Vittorio Storaro also created some of the best camerawork there was in Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola surely hired fantastic cinematographers). Gregg Toland’s photography on Citizen Kane was a game changer and utilized some revolutionary techniques.
But what movies do you think have the best cinematography?