Visualy stunning!!

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  1. gusse

    gusse New Member

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    This might be a odd question, but here goes:

    What are the, visually, most stunning movies you have ever seen? Films that really made your jaws drop in astonishment because of their pure beauty! ...I'm not only talking about horror movies - I'm talking "the most beautyful movie of all times - all genres included" [​IMG]

    Two of my top choices would have to be:

    City of the lost children
    Sleepy Hollow

    ..and honorable mention of Argento's Suspiria and Inferno

    Sooo. Let's hear it - what are your favorites?
     
  2. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Logan's Run
    2001
    The Shining
    Dreams
    Seven Samurai
    Ran
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly
    Once Upon a Time in America
    Barton Fink
    Miller's Crossing
    Fargo
    Killing Zoe
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Walkabout
    Run Lola Run
    Time Bandits
    Brazil
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Edward Scissorhands
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Star Wars


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  3. A Clockwork Orange.

    Nearly every frame in the film can be made into a poster for the movie.

    "Viddy well little brother, viddy well"

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  4. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    SUSPIRIA
    INFERNO
    THE COOK THE THIEF HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER
    CLOCKWORK ORANGE
    EYES WIDE SHUT
    THE CELL
    LAST YEAR AT MARRIENBAND
    SANTA SANGRE
    THE BABY OF MACON
    THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT
    CITY OF THE LOST CHILDREN
     
  5. ilsa

    ilsa Guest

    I would normally put Blade
    Runner at the top of my list
    but after seeing the remasterd
    print of The Beyond at last years
    HIFF on a 60 foot screen it blew
    my mind at what a beautiful film
    Fulci created, so it's tops on
    my list of "purdy films".

    Other films that i think are
    "visually stunning" are:

    Savior Of The Soul
    Naked Killer
    Law Of Desire
    Women On The Verge Of a Nervous
    Breakdown
    Inferno
    In A Glass Cage
    Cafe Flesh
    Crash (hated it but damn it's a
    freakin beautiful film)
     
  6. hojimoji

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    Suspiria, Princess Mononoke, Fight Club, Seven, and Evil Dead 2.

    That's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.


    G.
     
  7. Surge92

    Surge92 Guest

    Here are a few of my entries:

    Arabian Nights (Pasolini)
    Excalibur
    Blade Runner
    Suspiria
    Gladiator
    A Chinese Ghost 1,2, and 3
    Quest for Fire
    The Decameron (Pasolini)
    Kwaidan
    Solaris
    Nosferatu (Herzog)

    There's more, but that's all I'm going to list for now.

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  8. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Since most of my favorites have already been listed (good call on Miller's Crossing BTW), I'll just add:

    Alien
    Boogie Nights
    Chinatown
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Earth Girls are Easy (!)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Apocalypse Now
    Heavenly Creatures
    Strange Days
    L.A. Confidential
    Kiki's Delivery Service (since someone else mentioned Mononoke)
     
  9. AceRimRat

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    Se7en, Gladiator, City of Lost Children and Sleepy Hollow are among my favorites.

    Star Wars, ESB, ROJ from my childhood.

    I'm always a sucker for big-budget effects-fests like Armageddon, imagery-wise.

    And for just startling the heck out of me when I first started watching horror, Dawn of the Dead, New York Ripper and Franco's Jack the Ripper.
     
  10. nimereht

    nimereht Guest

    vertigo
    2001
    crouching tiger hidden dragon
    clockwork orange
    miller's crossing
    barton fink
    ran
    dead man
    akira
    godfather, II
    once upon a time in the west
    magnolia
     
  11. jae

    jae Guest

    There are alot of them.. but off the top of my head:

    city of lost children
    whip and the body
    black sabbath
    alot of tim burtons would qualify: nightmare before christmas, sleepy hollow, beetlejuice..
     
  12. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Nimereht, I like your style!
     
  13. mutleyhyde

    mutleyhyde Fuck it.

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    Nimereht, I like your style! [​IMG]

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  14. suspiria

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    Am I the only one here who has seen Dellamorte Dellamore (a.k.a. Cemetery Man) or am I just mad? This movie would have to be one of the most beautifully shot films out there. Its up there with City Of The Lost Children for me in the way the camera works and the atmosphere the film invokes.

    My 2c worth.

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  15. jae

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    I watched the Dellamorte R2 DVD just last night.. I think it looked great, the cemetery scenes especially but I don't think it really stood out as one of the best looking movies I've seen.. Great movie though.
     
  16. nimereht

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    mutleyhyde: Nimereht, I like your style!

    great! i'm glad we got over that manhunter thing...just kidding! i felt like i was stealing from your list, but these are truly my favorite films...
     
  17. jeffschmidt

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    Yeah, I'm a dork, but:

    MORTAL KOMBAT!

    Oh, and My Neighbor Totoro (since Mononoke & Kiki have already been mentioned...)

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  18. indiephantom

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    PLEASANTVILLE is one of my favorites. I really like the contrast between the B&W and color.

    I also love the look of SCHINDLER'S LIST.

    Best-looking horror films:
    DEEP RED, INFERNO, and SUSPIRIA.
     
  19. Mark Relford

    Mark Relford Chairman of the Bored

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    Well, here goes...

    Angel Heart
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Dark City
    Company of Wolves
    Legend
    The Dark Crystal
    El Topo
    Dune (Lynch)
    THX 1138
    The Crow

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  20. rhett

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    Mark, I just rented Legend the other day for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. It was diffinently visually stunning, even in all its Pan & Scan glory, I can't wait to see it in widescreen. I just wish Universal would get off their asses and release the damn thing.
     

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