The most visually stunning films

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  1. iThrillhouse

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    yeah I kind of purge that scene from my memory because the compositing is comically bad, but everything else is so good, and its on such a low budget that I can give it a pass

    the fact that Kurosawa filmed this shit while GOING BLIND is fucking ridiculous

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    like seriously,

    I like to consider Barry Lyndon like Kubricks attempt at each scene being a Turner painting brought to life and its phenomenal

    but Kurosawa was. going.fucking.blinddddddddddddd making this....
     
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    It was his most palatable film (for me), though Blade of the Immortal = Invincible Samurai is the best script idea to ever be made.
     
  3. Mariah Larry

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  4. BobSappIsMyDad

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    It's one of the few movies where 3d added to the experience imo
     
  5. OeuvrePressure

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    Koyaanisqatsi
     
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    Oh, I forgot to mention John Ford films, with all the sweeping Monument Valley shots and, Black Narcissus' use of matte paintings and colour and the like:

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  7. moreorless87

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    Perhaps getting more controversial to mention but Polsanki's Revulsion probably deserves a mention doesn't it? personally I don't think he was ever quite as striking when he moved onto colour cinema as he was in black and white.

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    Special mention for The 400 Blows
     
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    That child rapist is damn good at setting up shots.
     
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  10. Mariah Larry

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    Life of Pi looked incredible when I watched it in 3d in the cinema.

    Baraka and Samsara have amazing cinematography and look absolutely fantastic in HD.
     
  12. OeuvrePressure

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    I meant the Truffaut film, not the Blacked video
     
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    Labyrinth. Prime George Lucas + Jim Henson puppets. Nobody really uses puppets on this level anymore. If they made it today it'd be 90% cgi.

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    Everything Gilliam touches is functionally good looking. Some directors craft around the real world. Gilliam creates his own worlds. Brazil, Baron Muchasuan, Seven Monkeys, Fisher King. He did The Zero Thereom for 10-13 million and it looks better than a lot of 100+ mill movies. In Seven Monkeys, he made all the future scenes in a old power plant. Baron Muchasuan I think is the only movie he has made that had a real budget and he made that one look incredible.

    Just chiming in too with LOTR. That was epic from start to finish. Best use of CGI in a story.
     
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    Pretty much every movie with a lot of CGI looks like straight dog shit after a few years.

    Went back and watched Avatar. Dog shit.

    Went back and watched Jurassic Park 3. Dog shit.

    Went back and watched original Jurassic Park with practical effects... Fucking looks decent.

    CGI just isn't a good substitute for practical effects. It's fine when they use it subtly, but when you make an entire dinosaur or creature from CGI then it winds up looking like a video game after a few years. Real effects from 20 years ago hold up better. I wish directors would stop being cheap and go back to using good practical effects. It would make things look a million times better.
     
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    Life of Pi should be up there
     
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    Since I am late to the thread I gotta dig deep. House (Hausu) is one of the strangest looking movies ever but it is super fun to watch.
     
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    Its probably more a 90's/early 00's issue though when CGI was in its infancy, I think Jacksons LOTR was really the start of CGI being tamed and used as needed rather than the "look what I can do" style of stuff like ID4 were the effects were the main thing selling the film.
     

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