Griff’s Favorite Cinematographers

deakins 2My first favorite cinematographer is Roger Deakins. My favorite films of his are:

  • 1984 (1984)
  • Sid and Nancy (1986)
  • Barton Fink (1991)
  • Homicide (1991)
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • The Big Lewbowski (1998)
  • The Hurricane (1999)
  • O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001)
  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • The Village (2004)
  • Jarhead (2005)
  • No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • In the Valley of Elah (2007)
  • The Assassination of Jesses James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
  • Doubt (2008)
  • The Reader (2008)
  • Revolutionary Road (2008)
  • A Serious Man (2009)
  • True Grit (2010)
  • The Company Men (2010)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Prisoners (2013) [On set pic above]
  • Unbroken (2014)
  • Sicario (2015)
  • Hail, Caesar! (2016)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • The Goldfinch (2019)
  • 1917 (2019)

DSC_0817.NEFMy second favorite cinematographer is Darius Khondji. My favorite films of his are:

  • The City of Lost Children (1995)
  • Se7en (1995)
  • Alien: Resurrection (1997)
  • The Beach (2000)
  • Panic Room (2002)
  • Anything Else (2003)
  • My Blueberry Nights (2007)
  • Funny Games (2008)
  • Midnight in Paris (2011)
  • Amour (2012)
  • The Immigrant (2013) [On set pic above. Khondji is on the right]
  • Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
  • Irrational Man (2015)
  • The Lost City of Z (2017)
  • Okja (2017)
  • Too Old to Die Young (Miniseries) [2019]
  • Anima (Short) [2019]
  • Uncut Gems (2019)

THE REVENANTMy third favorite cinematographer is Emmanuel Lubezki. My favorite films of his are:

  • A Little Princess (1995)
  • The Bird Cage (1996)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
  • Ali (2001)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
  • The New World (2005)
  • Children of Men (2006)
  • Burn After Reading (2008)
  • The Tree of Life (2011)
  • To the Wonder (2012)
  • Gravity (2013)
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  • Knight of Cups (2015)
  • The Revenant (2015) [On set pic above]
  • Song to Song (2017)

BB-Day52-0177.dngMy fourth favorite cinematographer is Hoyte van Hoytema. My favorites films of his are:

  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • The Fighter (2010)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  • Her (2013)
  • Interstellar (2014)
  • Spectre (2015)
  • Dunkirk (2017) [On set pic above]
  • Ad Astra (2019)
  • Tenet (2020)

robby mullerMy fifth favorite cinematographer is Robby Müller. My favorite films of his are:

  • Alice in the Cities (1974)
  • The Wrong Move (1975)
  • Kings of the Road (1976)
  • The American Friend (1977)
  • Repo Man (1984)
  • Paris, Texas (1984)
  • To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
  • Down by Law (1986) [On set pic above]
  • Barfly (1987)
  • Mystery Train (1989)
  • Until the End of the World (1991)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996)
  • 24 Hour Party People (2002)
  • Coffee and Cigarettes (Segment – “Twins”) [2004]

doyleMy sixth favorite cinematographer is Christopher Doyle. My favorite films of his are:

  • Days of Being Wild (1990)
  • Chungking Express (1994)
  • Ashes of Time (1994)
  • Fallen Angels (1995)
  • Happy Together (1997)
  • In the Mood for Love (2000)
  • Hero (2002)
  • 2046 (2004)
  • Lady in the Water (2006)
  • Paranoid Park (2007)

richardson 2My seventh favorite cinematographer is Robert Richardson. My favorite films of his are:

  • Salvador (1986)
    Platoon (1986)
  • Eight Men Out (1988)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • JFK (1991)
  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • Casino (1995)
  • Nixon (1995)
  • U Turn (1997)
  • Wag the Dog (1997)
  • Brining Out the Dead (1999)
  • Kill Bill (2003-2004)
  • The Aviator (2004)
  • The Good Shepherd (2006)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) [On set pic above]
  • Shutter Island (2010)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Django Unchained (2012)
  • The Hateful Eight (2015)
  • Live by Night (2016)
  • Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood (2019)

vilmos-My eighth favorite cinematographer is Vilmos Zsigmond. My favorite films of his are:

  • The Hired Hand (1971)
  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
  • Deliverance (1972)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • The Sugarland Express (1974)
  • Obsession (1976)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Heaven’s Gate (1980)
  • Blow Out (1981) [On set pic above. Zsigmond is on the right.]
  • The Black Dahlia (2006)

The Sisters BrothersMy ninth favorite cinematographer is Benoît Debie. My favorite films of his are:

  • Irréversible (2002)
  • Enter the Void (2010)
  • Spring Breakers (2012)
  • Lost River (2015)
  • Love (2015)
  • The Sisters Brothers (2018) [On set pic above]
  • The Beach Bum (2019)
  • Climax (2019)

savidesMy tenth favorite cinematographer is Harris Savides. My favorite films of his are:

  • The Game (1997)
  • Gerry (2002)
  • Elephant (2003)
  • Birth (2004)
  • Last Days (2005)
  • Zodiac (2007)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • Milk (2008)
  • Greenberg (2010) [On set pic above. Savides is on the right]

ed-lachmanMy eleventh favorite cinematographer is Edward Lachman. My favorite films of his are:

  • Light Sleeper (1992)
  • The Limey (1999)
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)
  • Far from Heaven (2002)
  • I’m Not There (2007)
  • Life During Wartime (2010)
  • Carol (2015) [On set pic above]
  • Wonderstruck (2017)
  • Dark Waters (2019)

IBSCT_14600_RMy twelfth favorite cinematographer is James Laxton. My favorite films of his are:

  • My Josephine (Short) [2003]
  • Medicine for Melancholy (2008)
  • Tusk (2014)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) [On set pic above]

greig-fraserMy thirteenth favorite cinematographer is Greig Fraser. My favorite films of his are:

  • Let Me In (2010)
  • Killing Them Softly (2012)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  • Foxcatcher (2014)
  • The Gambler (2014)
  • Lion (2016)
  • Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [On set pic above]
  • Vice (2018)
  • Mary Magdalene (2019)

bruno-delbonnelMy fourteenth favorite cinematographer is Bruno Delbonnel. My favorite films of his are:

  • Amélie (2001)
  • A Very Long Engagement (2004)
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) [On set pic above]
  • Big Eyes (2014)
  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Elswit 2My fifteenth favorite cinematographer is Robert Elswit. My favorite films of his are:

  • Boogie Nights (1997)
  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
  • There Will Be Blood (2007)
  • The Town (2010)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  • Nightcrawler (2014)
  • Inherent Vice (2014) [On set pic above]
  • Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation (2015)

THE FAVOURITEMy sixteenth favorite cinematographer is Robbie Ryan. My favorite films of his are:

  • Red Road (2006)
  • Fish Tank (2009)
  • Wuthering Heights (2011)
  • The Angels’ Share (2012)
  • Slow West (2015)
  • I, Daniel Blake (2016)
  • American Honey (2016)
  • The Favourite (2018) [On set pic above. Ryan is on the left]
  • Marriage Story (2019)

le sauxMy seventeenth favorite cinematographer is Yorick Le Saux. My favorite films of his are:

  • Julia (2008)
  • I Am Love (2009)
  • Carlos (2010)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
  • Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
  • A Bigger Splash (2015)
  • Personal Shopper (2017)
  • High Life (2019)
  • Non-Fiction (2019)
  • Little Women (2019)

rodrigo-prietoMy eighteenth favorite cinematographer is Rodrigo Prieto. My favorite films of his are:

  • Amores Perros (2000)
  • Frida (2002)
  • 25th Hour (2002)
  • 21 Grams (2003)
  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Babel (2006)
  • State of Play (2009)
  • Biutiful (2010)
  • Argo (2012)
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  • The Homesman (2014)
  • Silence (2016) [On set pic above]
  • The Irishman (2019)

bradford-young-selmaMy nineteenth favorite cinematographer is Bradford Young. My favorite films of his are:

  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)
  • A Most Violent Year (2014)
  • Selma (2014) [On set pic above]
  • Pawn Sacrifice (2015)
  • Arrival (2016)

chungMy twentieth favorite cinematographer is Chung-hoon Chung. My favorite films of his are:

  • Oldboy (2003)
  • Lady Vengeance (2005)
  • Thirst (2009)
  • Stoker (2013)
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) [On set pic above]
  • The Handmaiden (2016)
  • It (2017)
  • The Current War (2019)

_DSC6873.NEFMy twenty-first favorite cinematographer is Jeff Cronenweth. My favorite films of his are:

  • Fight Club (1999)
  • One Hour Photo (2002)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  • Gone Girl (2014) [On set pic above]
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