Wednesday, June 30, 2010

ASC’s Top 50 Best-Shot Film of 1998-2008

Bruno Delbonnel, Amélie Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (M), Saving Private Ryan Cinematographer Robert Elswit, There Will Be Blood Cinematographer Roger Deakins, No Country for Old Men Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth (L), Fight Club Cinematographer
Wally Pfister, The Dark Knight Cinematographer Conrad L. Hall (R), Road to Perdition & American Beauty Cinematographer César Charlone, Cidade de Deus (City of God) Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, Children of Men Cinematographer

美国电影摄影师协会ASC: The American Society of Cinematographers较早前征求遍布世界各地的在线订户,选出1998至2008年间在摄影一环表现出彩的十佳影片,而后综合结算出50大最佳摄影作品,在网站上设民调器作公投,并吸引了逾万人投下一票,成就这一份日前揭晓的【民意万岁】榜单;而由于投选者绝大部分都是热衷于玩【影】的艺术份子,所以这些【优选】几乎都未招惹太偏激的非议,顶多只是排名上的争拗。

居首的是曾三叩奥斯卡大门的法国摄影师 Bruno Delbonnel ,除了这部让每个异想镜头华美得像一幅幅艺术画作的《Amélie》,他乘胜追击的同班底之作《A Very Long Engagement》,以及去年上映的最近作《Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince》均未入列,惟由他掌镜的反战歌舞片《Across the Universe》,才是我心目中的【遗珠】之一。

榜中的【唯四】亚洲作品全是【意料中列席】的中文经典代表,其中【洋人比较懂得欣赏】的古装片就占去了三个席位,包括了《英雄》杜可风、《卧虎藏龙》鲍德熹及《十面埋伏》赵小丁,而在后二片担纲演出的章子怡,另有【永续靠摄影和配乐力保颜面】的《艺妓回忆录》攻占第37位;当然,扯提演员无非是【商业考量】,此项选举最主要封誉的巨匠乃是摄影大师,《艺》的摄影师乃 Dion Beebe 。而排名最高也最实至名归的中文片是《花样年华》,摄影功臣是杜可风及李屏宾;前者的【双肯定】,媲美占超过一席的 Janusz Kaminski 、Robert Richardson 、Roger Deakins 、Wally Pfister 等人,惟已故传奇大师 Conrad L. Hall 二片Road to Perdition & American Beauty闯十大,才是【强中强】。

遗憾的是,全榜五十佳竟只见唯一一位女性代表 —— Ellen Kuras ,入选作品是我的 all-time favourite 之一《Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind》。

一部电影的优劣须作整体评估,惟单就【可看性】,或多或少乃取决于摄影师的敏锐度,以下网搜集结的组图,参杂了绝对个人的印记追溯,或非相关影片的致胜看点,但却是让我留有印象的演出镜头。

In the Mood for Love
Moulin Rouge Amélie American Beauty
There Will Be Blood No Country for Old Men Children of Men
Saving Private Ryan Road to Perdition Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Fight Club The Curious Case of Benjamin Button The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
House of Flying Daggers Memoirs of a Geisha Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The New World Hero Kill Bill
The Prestige Pan’s Labyrinth Dark Knight
The Fountain The Lord of the Rings trilogy Gladiator
Atonement The Fall The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow The Matrix Sin City
The Passion of the Christ The Man Who Wasn’t There Gangs of New York
The Aviator Munich Zodiac
The Thin Red Line Babel Brokeback Mountain
Slumdog Millionaire Eyes Wide Shut Snow Falling on Cedars
The Insider Black Hawk Down O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Requiem for a Dream The Pianist Lost In Translation
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


Top 50  Best-Shot Film of 1998-2008 】

  1. Amélie: Bruno Delbonnel (2001)
  2. Children of Men: Emmanuel Lubezki (2006)
  3. Saving Private Ryan: Janusz Kaminski (1998)
  4. There Will Be Blood: Robert Elswit (2007)
  5. No Country for Old Men: Roger Deakins (2007)
  6. Fight Club: Jeff Cronenweth (1999)
  7. The Dark Knight: Wally Pfister (2008)
  8. Road to Perdition: Conrad L. Hall (2002)
  9. Cidade de Deus (City of God): César Charlone (2002)
  10. American Beauty: Conrad L. Hall (1999)
  11. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Roger Deakins)
  12. Tie: In the Mood for Love【花样年华】(Christopher Doyle【杜可风】, Mark Li Ping-bin【李屏宾】) and Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Navarro)
  13. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Andrew Lesnie)
  14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ellen Kuras)
  15. Gladiator (John Mathieson)
  16. The Matrix (Bill Pope)
  17. The Thin Red Line (John Toll)
  18. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (Janusz Kaminski)
  19. Slumdog Millionaire (Anthony Dod Mantle)
  20. Tie: Eyes Wide Shut (Larry Smith) and Requiem for a Dream (Matthew Libatique)
  21. Kill Bill (Robert Richardson)
  22. Moulin Rouge (Donald M. McAlpine)
  23. The Pianist (Pawel Edelman)
  24. Hero【英雄】(Christopher Doyle【杜可风】)
  25. Black Hawk Down (Slawomir Idziak)
  26. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Roger Deakins)
  27. Babel (Rodrigo Prieto)
  28. Lost In Translation (Lance Acord)
  29. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon【卧虎藏龙】(Peter Pau【鲍德熹】)
  30. The Man Who Wasn’t There (Roger Deakins)
  31. The New World (Emmanuel Lubezki)
  32. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez)
  33. Atonement (Seamus McGarvey)
  34. Munich (Janusz Kaminski)
  35. The Prestige (Wally Pfister)
  36. Memoirs of a Geisha (Dion Beebe)
  37. The Aviator (Robert Richardson)
  38. Zodiac (Harris Savides)
  39. The Insider (Dante Spinotti)
  40. Gangs of New York (Michael Ballhaus)
  41. Tie: Brokeback Mountain (Rodrigo Prieto) and The Fountain (Matthew Libatique)
  42. The Fall (Colin Watkinson)
  43. The Passion of the Christ (Caleb Deschanel)
  44. Snow Falling on Cedars (Robert Richardson)
  45. House of Flying Daggers【十面埋伏】(Xiaoding Zhao【赵小丁】)
  46. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Eric Adkins)