Topic: Who are your favorite cinematographers?
I thought it might be cool to have a thread where we discuss which cinematographers we like and why.
Mention Wally Pfister and you will be banned.
His use of color is amazing, even in more low-key films like The Conformist. Apocalypse Now is just spectacular.
Seeing Days of Heaven and reading the chapter on it from his biography has convinced me of his genius. I need to see more films he worked on.
I think the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a visual masterpiece, but his earlier stuff, like Fargo or Kundun, is equally impressive.
Some of my other favorites are Robert Elswit (Good Night and Good Luck, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood), Emanuel Lubezki (The New World, Children of Men) and Edward Lachman (Far From Heaven, I'm Not There).