Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography1993
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1993)
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Critic Reviews for Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
It's an excellent introduction to the neglected magic of the cameraman, bolstered by a revolving supporting feature chosen from the examples discussed in the film.
[Visions of Light] is a documentary that will likely cause everyone who sees it to look at movies a little differently in the future.
This breathtaking documentary sheds brilliant light (and subtle shading, too) on the history and practice of cinematography.
Absolutely superb documentary with haunting score.
You will never watch movies the same way after seeing this great documentary.
Audience Reviews for Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
Representing hollywood films the way they were truly made behind the camera, "Visions of Light" is a perfect documentary, showcasing many classic films of the past and how they were shot and lit in every way and the struggles it took to get to that perfect look. Filmmakers across the globe were interviewed giving their voices so that people can understand exactly what goes into the planning process for such a big production. It is a pretty fascinating film to watch, even though some endings for films are spoiled throughout, so proceed through the film with caution. I loved every second of this film and it held my attention all the way through.
A good collection of perspectives on the art of cinema that drags on occasion and is not ultimately memorable.
A documentary for true cinephiles that shows that, despite what the 'auteurs' would have us believe, the input of the cinematographer should never be underestimated. A great documentary that concentrates on the real unsung heroes of pure cinema - giving them (and their imagery) the reverence they so richly deserve (cast your eye over any Flixter profile and the list of favourite film-makers are always directors). It also happens to be everything a documentary should be - Informative, very entertaining and, above all, enlightening (no pun intended!)
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