Thursday Movie Picks: Female Cinematographers
This week's them from Wandering Through The Shelves is a suggestion from me. Female Cinematographers! The Academy needs to do better at nominating these extraordinary women. Last year when Cinematography was a theme, I chose only female cinematographers there. So this year my rule was to not reuse anyone I did there.
1) Charlotte Bruus Christensen, A Quiet Place - I loved how this movie was shot. For a film that doesn't have a lot of spoken dialogue, the cinematography has to stand out and this very much does.
2) Ellen Kuras, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - How she was not nominated for an Oscar for her work here is beyond me. Eternal Sunshine is a very unique film and the whimsical way Kuras shot this enhances that.
3) Rain Li, Paranoid Park - This is a Gus Van Sandt film that doesn't get talked about a lot. While Li was technically a Co-DP on this film, I chose it because it's one I still think about often. It's just shot in such a melancholy way. I really enjoyed it.