American Cinematographer Magazine Names Best Shot Film of the Decade

by Nigel M Smith
June 29, 2010 3:11 AM
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In a recent online poll conducted by American Cinematographer magazine, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Amélie," shot by Bruno Delbonnel, was named the best-shot film of 1998-2008. Coming in second place was Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men," shot by Emmanuel Lubezki.

"This is a real honor for me, especially considering the other movies in this list," said Delbonnel in a press statement. "These are some of the finest cinematographers, and I'm not sure I deserve to be among them, but I am very happy to be. They are all explorers."

The Top 10 Results:
1. "Amélie" Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC (2001)
2. "Children of Men" Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (2006)
3. "Saving Private Ryan" Janusz Kaminski (1998)
4. "There Will Be Blood" Robert Elswit, ASC (2007)
5. "No Country for Old Men" Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (2007)
6. "Fight Club" Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (1999)
7. "The Dark Knight" Wally Pfister, ASC (2008)
8. "Road to Perdition" Conrad L. Hall, ASC (2002)
9. "Cidade de Deus" (City of God): César Charlone, ABC (2002)
10. "American Beauty" Conrad L. Hall, ASC (1999)

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  • jl | June 30, 2010 3:44 AMReply

    "American Beauty" ... really?

    What about "Touch of Evil"?

  • ab1979 | June 30, 2010 3:35 AMReply

    re "What about “Touch of Evil”?"

    Read the title -

    "American Cinematographer Magazine Names Best Shot Film of the Decade"

  • Anthony | June 30, 2010 2:37 AMReply

    Can someone please tell me how The Dark Knight sneaked it's way onto this list?

  • Adam | June 29, 2010 7:05 AMReply

    How Silent Light's opening or closing shot didn't make this list is beyond me.