The most visually stunning films

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  1. moreorless87

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    Both are arguably in questionable taste visually at points but Immortals is definitely more interesting, some of the scenes with the gods like Ares smashing peoples heads off in slowmo certainly stand out. I admit I'm not generally a fan of that "haute bling" style of high fashion though.
     
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    Something like this needs to be in the new SUPERMAN film.

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    Yeah your probably right, the DC EU is arguably in need of a bit of originality visually, the start of Man of Steel on Kypton was decent but its become rather "grimdark my numbers" since then.
     
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    only god forgives

    fury road

    beasts of no nation
     
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    i would like to add to my list:

    the grand budapest hotel
    lost in translation
     
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    Opening scene in Saving Private Ryan. Never saw it in the cinema but I can imagine it would have been amazing.

     
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    Got to love those moments when he has visions of the deluge

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    I've come to love every second of that movie but ya, his visions...
     
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    It's a damn great choice here - the greatest - but I wouldn't describe the story as boring so much as that it takes a very clear backseat to the themes running through it. It's a fairly straightforward Noir detective story that was fused with science fiction in ways that had never been attempted and most certainly not achieved since. An absolute landmark of art house which is probably why it never played well for the masses.

    Genetic bioengineering serves the base of the plot, many of the major players are A.I. 'replicant' humanoids; the central theme explores the boundaries of humanity and the primary question posed - "What does it mean to be human?" - is examined repeatedly throughout, in a multitude of ways from varying angles (anxiety, memories, fear, choice, consciousness).

    Yet still, it expands and lends itself to convey and highlight a range of large scale issues that include but aren't limited to: globalization, totalitarianism, environmental degradation, scientific and technological advancement. The setting presents a retrofitted dystopian future, a gloomy urban sprawl of high-tech ingenuity and possibility that's been soured by apparent ecological and societal devastation.

    Visually, it's 100% true to the subgenre style sans black and white photography. There's near perpetual night, darkness, and rain-soaked streets; smog and steam permeate the atmosphere at seemingly every twist and turn with neon advertisements flashing down from up above the city and reflecting off the steel, glass and damp asphalt. The stark contrast, unconventional angles, shadowy figures, smoke filled rooms, lamp lighting and even the damn venetian blinds are all prominently featured. Two of the most evident characteristics visually are the strong backlighting and utilization of light shafts.

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    Fury Road.

    2001 and Barry Lyndon.

    The Revenant.
     
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    Gotta drop a nod for Children of Men
     
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    Also, random, but I always loved the visuals and score of the Guy Pierce and Robert Carlyle movie Ravenous...
     
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    Das Boot (old school). Sicario, anything shot by Roger Deakins, The Revenant, Children of Men, Crouching Tiger, Lost in Translation...
     
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