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Simply gorgeous films

You just want to lick the screen, they're so yummy.

"Dracula" (1992)

by Anonymousreply 23912/07/2017

I agree. The visuals and music score of this film are fantastic

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THE PEARL (1947). Adaptation of John Steinbeck's short novel. Director Emilio Fernandez. Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa.

Every frame is a work of art.

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Devil is a Woman - Von Sternberg. But if I licked it, it would cut me and poison me.

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Lola Montès, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Mystery of Rampo, Snow Country (the most gorgeous movie in history), Woman in the Dunes,

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Yukiguni - Snow Country

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A lot of Visconti - The Leopard for example. Bertolucci. The Universal horror movies of the 30's - mostly gorgeous. The 5eme Element.

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Vincente Minnelli. Busby Berkeley.

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The Silence by Ingmar Bergman Sofia Coppola movies like Marie Antoinette, The Beguiled are pretty

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Why do grown people insist on using the word "yummy?"

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (all his films)

Manhattan, Annie Hall, & Hannah And Her Sisters.

All David Lynch films.

The Godfather Trilogy.

Fannie And Alexander.

Babette’s Feast

The Age Of Innocence

Moulin Rouge

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Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet."

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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg and The Young Girls Of Rocherfort

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Death in Venice.

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Days of Heaven (1978)

Cinematography by Néstor Almendros

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The Duelists: early Ridley Scott. Also Barry Lindon or any Kubrick.

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The Red Shoes. Of course.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Out of Africa will always be that film for me. I was only eleven when I saw it for the first time and it moved me immensely. I immediately read the book. I watch it every year or so and it always amazes me how stunningly well woven the cinematography and score are. Plus, the casting, script and acting are all magnificent.

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A lot of good choices here and several I've now put on my list to see. I'd add the Pressburger/Powell movie version of Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann (1952). The restored version shown last year was ravishing.

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The Tarsam Singh movies The Cell and The Fall. The TV show Hannibal.

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Femme Fatale, Most of David Lynch's movies, Suspiria, Sleeping Beauty (the best looking disney movie ever), Akira, Princess Mononoke, Ghost in The Shell, Taxi Driver, The Godfather II, To Live and Die in LA

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In the Mood for Love

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Hey R19 - I saw Tales of Hoffman last year as well and I was honestly disappointed - given how famous a visual film it is. The sets & costumes are indeed singular - you could love the style or not depending on your taste but there’s no arguing they are striking and memorable - but the experience of the film itself just bored me - ultimately too stage bound and static for my taste & I usually like oddball cinema - like Last Year At Marienbad - which is very very beautiful to look at.

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Lawrence of Arabia

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r4, Woman in the Dunes is also one of my favorites. The book, too.

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Days of Heaven

Barry Lyndon

The Band Wagon

Sweet Smell of Success

La Dolce Vita

Umbrellas of Cherbourg

In the Mood for Love

The Boy Friend

La Notte


The Red Shoes

Ryan's Daughter



Blade Runner + Blade Runner 2049

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Raise the Red Lantern has its moments of beauty

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Another Powell/Pressburget nomination. Black Narcissus. Every frame is ravishing. No one used the Technicolor process the way these men did.

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For some odd reason I have always found Scorsese's version of Cape Fear stunning. The lighting/photography/camera angles/flow- just a beautiful film.

Mommie Dearest is a beautiful film.

The Prince of Tides

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A lot of film noir was gorgeous. Again, if you lick it, you'll lacerate your tongue.

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Leave Her to Heaven

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Orlando is a gorgeous film.

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The Year of Living Dangerously.

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Try that again...

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Legends of the Fall

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Dangerous Liaisons

The English Patient

A Very Long Engagement

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The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon were back to back Peter Bogdanovich movies that had remarkable cinematography, editing, sound design and costuming. Although Paper Moon is a comedy, it is full of haunting imagery. And though a dark drama, The Last Picture Show has quirky crazy scenes, like the nude bathing party of the high school movers and shakers.

Two of the best put together American movies of the of the 70s.

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I like the scene in Orlando when she walks down the long long long corridor wearing her huge hooped skirt and she has to swish it back and forth to get around the furniture, which is all draped with dust cloths. It's pretty and witty and sly.

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Something about the austerity of the scenery in Brokeback speaks to me...

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Barry Lyndon

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Wings of A Dove

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House Of Sand And Fog


The Witches Of Eastwick


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A Room with a View

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The Sheltering Sky

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"Alien" is one of the most visually immersive and stunning looking films ever produced. The late Derek Vanlint(who also was DP on "Dragonslayer) was an underrated master of his craft. It's a shame he only made TWO films. Ridley Scott used to make the most visually stunning films but his need to stay relevant and the use of digital capture and intermediaries has destroyed the unique look and intangible quality that made his work special.

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"Pretty Baby" (1978)

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Beau Travail

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Women In Love

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Great Expectations (1998) directed by Alfonso Cuaron -- a very aesthetically pleasing film. Stars Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro, a hot Ethan Hawke, Gwynnie, Hank Azaria, and Chris Cooper. Lots of Francesco Clemente paintings that he made for the film. Donna Karan designed the wardrobe. Gorgeous set design that included an overgrown/crumbling Ca' d'Zan (the Ringling house in Sarasota), and which used a lovely green palette throughout the film. Watched it obsessively on VHS when I was in the 8th grade.

The Talented Mr. Ripley is also gorgeous. I remember watching it many times on VHS, too, right around the time Great Expectations came out.

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From the Master of Light: Ridley Scott's "Legend" -

His use of light is the most important 'character' of his films, much like NYC is the most important 'character' in Scorsese's films.

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Lolita. The Adrian Lyne one. As a matter of fact, all of his films are pretty yummy.

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[quote]Women In Love

Baby, you could have shot that hot wrestling scene on a $50 VHS camcorder and it STILL would have turned out gorgeous.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc (silent)

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Powertool with Jeff Stryker had a shiny 80's neo-noir feeling with very stark lighting.

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Last Year at Marienbad - I still don't really understand anything that happens in it, because every time I try to watch it I just get lost in the sumptuous visuals

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[R18] I wholeheartedly agree. My all-time favorite movie, I loved the music and scenery and the story and I also read the book after the movie and another on Karen Blixen's life.

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Another Country

Chariots of Fire

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The color Purple

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Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast"

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Pretty much everything by Tarkovsky. Relatedly, Melancholia (2011) by Lars von Trier:

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Midsummer Night's Dream

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[quote]Powertool with Jeff Stryker had a shiny 80's neo-noir feeling with very stark lighting.

Unfairly snubbed at the Oscars, except for its screenplay.

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John Boorman's The Emerald Forest.

Excalibur gets a nod here too.

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"The Night of the Hunter"

German Expressionism surrealistically blended with American Midwest Regionalism and channeled through the lens of an English director...yet somehow it all works.

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American Psycho (2000), directed by Mary Harron

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Boorman's Excalibur - filmed in his native Ireland.

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Cider House Rules

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Was watching "Forbidden Planet" on Bluray the other week and it felt so immersive, warm and enveloping which is what I want a film experience to be visually. The warmth and depth of a restored and remastered classic Technicolor film has,for me, never been surpassed in terms of color saturation,range and visual luxury.

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Would love to see Disney's Sleeping Beauty in it's original roadshow, Super Technarama 70MM print.

CGI animation does not impress me.

THIS level of handcrafted, THAT impresses me.

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Lean's later epics - even something like Ryan's Daughter, while paltry on a narrative level, is a pleasure to watch, if only because that era of epic 70mm filmmaking has passed

Zabriskie Point - all of Antonioni's films are beautiful, but this one really stands out for me, and it has one of my all time favorite endings

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Many of the films directed by William Dieterle had beautiful, Expressionist use of light and shadow:

Portrait of Jennie

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

All That Money Can Buy (a.k.a. The Devil and Daniel Webster)


(Dieterle co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Max Reinhardt, but the lovely visual effects can be found in other Dieterle films.)

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Gorillas In The Mist

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r75, shut up, Leo. And fuck off.

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Samsara and Baraka were really visually stunning.

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R51, Goldsmith's score isn't nearly as good in that scene as Tangerine Dream's for the Legend waltzing scene. The dancing scene is a little shorter with the Tangerine Dream score but the score produces much more tension. The Goldsmith version is nice, old fashioned like an old movie from the 30's but almost corny, and I feel there is no tension, it doesn't really build up the scene to what is, for Lilly, the horrific climax like the Tangerine Dream one does.

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The Leopard, The White Ribbon, Fall of the Roman Empire, The Company of Wolves

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And yet another nod to Powell and Pressburger: A Canterbury Tale (1944). The scenes outside of the cathedral were stunning, as is most of the movie.

Fun fact: Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind) was killed by a speeding car while walking to a screening of this movie.

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Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and not just because Aishwarya Rai is in it.

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The New World of course, beautiful everything including actors.

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oops meant to post this pic

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Speaking of that sort of thing Last of the Mohicans. Also The Searchers

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The BBC production of "Pride & Prejudice."

The Lord of the Rings trilogy with all of that amazing New Zealand scenery.

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House of Flying Daggers



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Ken Russell's THE MUSIC LOVERS. Please someone restore this film. Some of the most beautiful imagery I've ever seen on film comes from this film. Even when Russell misses the mark, his work is always totally original. I first saw this when I was a teenager and it has always been a favorite. A few years ago, Russell's films were screened at Lincoln Center and I got the great privilege of seeing THE MUSIC LOVERS again, this time with a sophisticated audience and Mr. Russell in the house. This is what the OP requested. A simply gorgeous film.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Interview with the Vampire,

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Sound of Music

Paris and Salzburg and their environs, respectively are shown quite beautifully, respectively in these films.

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"Dawson's 50 Load Weekend"

Note the carefully composed framing and how the subtextual emotion of the scene is captured by the lens through use of innovative lighting, angle and effect techniques.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood. Technicolor so bright your eyes will ache.

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All of Julie Taymor's films

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The Shape of Water

The City of Lost Children

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Black Swan (2010)

A Single Man (2009)

Flashdance (1983)

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Penny Dreadful was beautiful to watch.

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Les adieux à la reine

La mort de Louis Quatorze

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Se7en Beautiful in its own Twisted way. Fincher's best.

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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

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The Assassin (2015)

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Doctor Zhivago

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OP, thanks for this thread. "Yummy" is the right word. And such great replies.

John Alton was a master of b/w film, lots of noirs, like "Raw Deal" and "The Big Combo." He wrote a book about it, called, iirc, "Painting with Light."

R80, I doubt that Margaret Mitchell thought it was such a fun fact.

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House of Flying Daggers was filmed in the Siberian forest. The scenery was gorgeous. Takeshi Kaneshiro was gorgeous.

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Bram Stoker's Dracula was a feast for the eyes. It had the most beautiful-looking cast:: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Monica Belluci

by Anonymousreply 10611/28/2017

Babette’s feast love love love this chariots of fire a single man pride and prejudice with Colin Firth BBC gorgeous movies indeed and serie

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Can't help it but I love Titanic.

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Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst. Simply gorgeous looking movie.

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Fellowship of the Ring for live action. For animated the anime series Gankutsuou, a retelling of Count of Monte Cristo. The animation is really weird at first but it's unique and beautiful and I love it. Beautiful music, too.

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Mira Nair's Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996). Absolutely luscious visually.

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A River Runs Through It

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Thanks R79 for the reminder of The Company of Wolves. Great film and yes, it looks beautiful. As an added bonus Dame Angela Lansbury gets to say 'piss in a pot'.

by Anonymousreply 11311/29/2017

Peter Greenaway's Draughtsman's Contract and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.

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The Baraka trailer reminds me another gorgeous looking film, Koyaanisqatsi.

by Anonymousreply 11511/29/2017

I've seen the Colin Firth Pride and Prejudice mentioned a couple of times, but the Keira Knightly version also has some beautiful scenery and score.

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Directed by Otto Preminger. If you've never seen this eyefeast of cinematography I highly recommend it. David Niven is a middle aged Lothario who fucks anything that moves; Jean Seberg plays his equally amoral teenaged daughter. Deborah Kerr plays Ann, best friend of Niven's late wife who comes to visit them at their summer rental. Excellent film & one of my favorites.

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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"Day Of The Locust". Love those soft-focus 70's films.

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R114 , I literally threw up after watching the Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. If only (spoiler) they hadn't made the singing child eat a button. Visually, that film is stunning, but I imagine it to be similarly visceral to Aronofsky's "Mother" which I will only see if they make a version for children.

Yes, literally, on the Rue de L'Odéon, just past midnight.

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I don’t rate many of Terrence Malick’s films but I can’t deny the visceral visual poetry of THE THIN RED LINE. Every scene lures you in with its palette & composition, and there’s something new to notice each time.

I’ve read that some of the lingering still shots, such as a young soldier watching a butterfly, were based on frames found in ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT.

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LAST EMPEROR is muddle-headedly gorgeous.

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SALO is a beautiful study. So much brown, so much red, so little pink.

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Girl With a Pearl Earring

So many scenes in that movie are lit like they are lifted directly from a Vermeer. Stunning.

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Howard's End.t Love the opening scene with Vanessa Redgrave walking in the garden in the twilight.

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Thief by Michael Mann with James Caan and Tuesday Weld and an amazing soundtrack from Tangerine Dream.

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Marie Antoinette

Far From Heaven

The Tree of Life


I am Love

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Looking forward to Phantom Thread

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(Can I really be the first?)

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David Lynch's BLUE VELVET (1986)

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Jean-Jacques Beineix' DIVA (1981)

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Beineix' BETTY BLUE (1986)

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another from ORIENT EXPRESS

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one last from ORIENT EXPRESS

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Cybill Shepherd in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

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Cloris Leachman in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

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Sean Young in BLADE RUNNER (1982)

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Sometimes the visual artistry is mainly in the opening credits

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Harrison Ford with Young in BLADE RUNNER

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Douglas Sirk's remake of IMITATION OF LIFE (1959)

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Sean Young was the best thing in Blade Runner.

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Michael Curtiz' MILDRED PIERCE (1945)

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Juliet of the Spirits

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Raise the Red Lantern


Come Undone

Burnt Money

Romeo and Juliet (1968)





Great Expectations (1947)

Grand Hotel


Out of the Past


The Little Foxes

Citizen Kane

The Third Man

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Ann Blyth in MILDRED PIERCE, with Zachary Scott

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I remember when I saw CHOCOLATE, I thought "I'm glad I'm seeing this on the big screen." It's very pretty, set in a small French village, etc.

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Ma Nuti Chez Maud has its moments

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Nastassia Kinski in TESS (1979)

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BOUND, from its opening shot, has a very clean, hyper focused look. It's really quite beautiful. Very imaginative. It didn't have a big budget, and you can just sense the directors saying, "Okay, we're can just afford about 3 sets...but they're going to look great."

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Do you really need to post 500 times? You can't just narrow it down to 2 or 3 examples?

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Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in THE HUNGER (1983)

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R156 Who are you addressing?

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[quote]R157 Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in THE HUNGER (1983)

I wanted to live in that townhouse from THE HUNGER!!! Mr. Scott had only made TV commercials up to that time, I think, and this movie has a very slick, lux look.

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I made my (straight) sister watch "Bringing Up Baby" and she said, "Is this why your house is all white??" And I said, "OMG...PROBABLY!!"

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[quote]R9 Why do grown people insist on using the word "yummy?"

Because that's how your pussy tastes...

by Anonymousreply 16112/02/2017

R158, you really can't tell that r130-r143, r145, r146, r148, r151, r154 are the same person? That is not interesting.

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[quote]R42 Wings of A Dove

That is my favorite movie, ever. And Linus Roache (unfortunate last name) is gorgeous.

Baby, I'ma want you....

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I wish Sofia Coppola had remade it instead of THE BEGUILED.

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R162, dear? I'm R130, et al, and not pretending to be anyone other than I am. Consider my contributions to the thread, or take no notice of them. It's all good. I love movies, many movies, and I like to share.

OTOH.... I think you should go to bed. You've posted once, and it's not remotely interesting.

by Anonymousreply 16612/02/2017

R121 Agree with Thin Red Line...beautiful.

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BLACK SWAN also looked really beautiful

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R160, you have the wonderful Billy Haines for your love of all white design. And Carole Lombard for hiring him after Louis B Mayer made him choose between his career and Jimmy Shields.

According to Joan Crawford, he and Jimmy Shields had the best marriage in Hollywood.

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[quote]R169 According to Joan Crawford, he and Jimmy Shields had the best marriage in Hollywood.

Don't mention that WHORE FROM MGM in my presence.

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HOWARDS END is luscious, my favorite of the Merchant/Ivory films.

A Funny thing is, they would always get away with paying their actors hardly anything, and they were taken aback when Vanessa Redgrave asked for her usual salary. She was like, "I'm OLD. I need MONEY." And they were saying, "This is an art film!!" And she said (figuratively) "You can stuff your art!"

They finally paid her what she wanted, but they were grumpy about it. Hahahahaha!

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Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET also has beautiful sets.

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Black Orpheus


The Sundowners


The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T

Breathless (1960)

A Light in the Piazza

Don't Look Now

Quartet (1981)

Gods and Monsters

Velvet Goldmine

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Gorgeous costume for Julie Christie costume for HAMLET R172

This Welsh couturier, Patricia Lester, made some of the pleated silk dresses for THE WINGS OF THE DOVE, too.

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She-Devil with Roseanne and Meryl

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Out of Africa

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Prince of Tides

Eve's Bayou

The Matrix

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The Secret Garden.

Haven't seen it in years, but the beauty and look of the film stuck with me ever seen I first saw it as a kid.

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The History Boys

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I find the scenery in movies or tv shows set in the 1900s utterly fascinating. I loved watching The Knick on Cinemax. The attention to detail in the production was amazing. It was a beautiful looking show, if only it was on HBO, it would have been seen by more people.

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There are so many films that I love, those films are a great gift.

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Lawrence of Arabia, an epic movie made without CGI. David Lean made this picture in the real desert, with real natural light, a thousand extras and a thousand camels.

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What movie is that @R34?

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Down With Love

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Two with David Bowie, Absolute Beginners

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And Pan Labyrinth

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In my fascination with movies about the early 1900s, The Painted Veil.

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R34 is Orlando

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Wow. Close to 200 posts and not much mention of those color-drenched MGM Technicolor spectaculars.

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The hunger

Heavenly creatures


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Paris Texas.

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R125 - Howards End - Young Sam West walking through the country side at night and dawn through fields filled with blue flowers. Heavenly imaged and very violent juxtaposition of natures beauty and softness combined with the cruelty of that character's situation.

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Agree R153...something about the cozy winter setting. And Trintignant was at his most attractive and charming. Most great Rohmer films have a summery beach setting, but this is an exception. He's proof that you can make great looking films on a very small scale and low budget (sort of the opposite of Lawrence of Arabia, which I also love, and which demands to be seen on as huge a screen as possible).

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Yes, the snow. I was even looking for a nice image with snow. That was what I was looking for. I wanted something nicer than what I linked but what I linked is ok. Yes, the coziness of the snow, and the intimate interior with the chair, sofa, bed and conversation.

The cozy quality of winter or Christmastime (just looking at images of Maud I noticed a Christmas tree in the background of a scene) are also in other films mentioned in this thread Holiday (1938) and Carol which also have cozy, intimate interiors and conversation.

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Giant (1956)

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Any Merchant Ivory film

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[QUOTE]Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and not just because Aishwarya Rai is in it.

Right, it also has Salman Khan!

Christopher Doyle is a gifted cinematographer who has contributed to many beautiful films. His collaborations with Wong Kar-Wai are sumptuous.

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The Age of Innocence

Those two Tom Ford movies

Rear Window

Bram Stokers Dracula

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Wizard of Oz

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Snow Falling on Cedars

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The Shape of Water.

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Purple Noon

Written on the Wind

Magnificent Obsession

All That Heaven Allows

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That animated one with the Japanese kids who starved to death during WWII

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"Dangerous Liaisons," but 2012 version in Chinese.

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Fellini's 8 1/2

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IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE owns this thread. One of the most gorgeous movies ever.

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Blanche Fury

by Anonymousreply 20712/06/2017

Some will disagree because of the subject matter but Dolores Claiborne .

by Anonymousreply 20812/06/2017

The King and I. The Shall We Dance number is some of the most gorgeous five minutes ever filmed. It looks like they're actually floating. You can tell that every last person who had anything to do with this movie was completely in love with making it.

by Anonymousreply 20912/06/2017

This thread became treacly vomit 100 posts ago.

by Anonymousreply 21012/06/2017

Julia 1977

The lighting is so romantic and lush

by Anonymousreply 21112/06/2017

Perfect, R18. Just what I needed.

by Anonymousreply 21212/06/2017

Moonlight, Splendor in the Grass, The Trip to Bountiful

by Anonymousreply 21312/06/2017

"Dreams" Akira Kurosawa

by Anonymousreply 21412/06/2017

The wide, open spaces of "My Own Private Idaho"

by Anonymousreply 21512/06/2017


Spirited Away

Dr. Zhivago

The Emigrants

Indiscretion of an American Wife

The Black Stallion

The Grapes of Wrath

Sabrina (1954)

Body and Soul

by Anonymousreply 21612/06/2017

The tranquil isolation of "Mon Oncle Anotine".

by Anonymousreply 21712/06/2017

The 1946 French version of Beauty and the Beast.

by Anonymousreply 21812/06/2017

The chiaroscuro-esque proportions of "Fanny and Alexander". Beautiful, yet slightly distorted, as if to reflect the memory of a child.

by Anonymousreply 21912/06/2017

Legend (1985). You can almost feel and smell the wind in some of the scenes.

by Anonymousreply 22012/06/2017

Love this thread. I don't understand the (fortunately few) haters on here.

Of course movie taste is completely subjective.

Guess what? Worst case scenario: someone introduces you to a film you've never known, previously ignored, or never really, really looked at before.

by Anonymousreply 22112/06/2017

Lucky Star (1929)

by Anonymousreply 22212/06/2017

The Great Gatsby (2013).

by Anonymousreply 22312/06/2017

R220 [sound stage]

by Anonymousreply 22412/06/2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

by Anonymousreply 22512/06/2017

A Place in the Sun

by Anonymousreply 22612/06/2017

Picnic (1955).

by Anonymousreply 22712/06/2017

It just has an ambiance that captures the season.

by Anonymousreply 22812/06/2017

Easy to Love (1953)

by Anonymousreply 22912/06/2017


by Anonymousreply 23012/06/2017

Bava's Black Sunday

by Anonymousreply 23112/06/2017

the 1974 Gatsby, beautiful to look at, empty inside though

by Anonymousreply 23212/06/2017

I actually prefer the (admittedly empty) 1974 GATSBY to the 2013 version, which just felt like... too much to me. Frenetic.

Neither version completely captures the gorgeous sadness of the novel. Both are miscast. But at least the lazier rhythms of the 1974 version allow one to appreciate the stunning costumes, sets, lighting, and locales more than the latter.

by Anonymousreply 23312/06/2017

yes, way to much cgi bullshit in the latter

by Anonymousreply 23412/06/2017

F.W. Murnau's Sunrise

by Anonymousreply 23512/06/2017

A Single Man had a beautiful retro feel to it, even if at times it looked more like a perfume commercial.

by Anonymousreply 23612/06/2017

Curse of the Golden Flower

by Anonymousreply 23712/06/2017

+1 for IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Every single aspect of this film is exquisite.

by Anonymousreply 23812/06/2017

A Kind of Murder was great to look at but dramatically inert

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