Just saw "The Fall" from 2006. Liked the story, loved the visuals and cinematography. Shot in over 20 countries in 4 years, there is some spectacular attention to detail in design and execution here.
1. A sequence of dancers beautifully shot, and the transition from the bad guys face to the desert is pretty mindblowing if it is practical, not to mention the one long shot that goes from static landscape to moving in on the actors, not sure how they moved that camera.
2. This sequence is mindblowingly good, everything about this, the individual things and the way they are edited together is just superb, it flashes to various aspects of the plot discussed earlier in the movie, in contaxt it is quite powerful but just from the camerawork, lighting and editing aspect it is excellent and riveting.
3. The intro sequence. It won't make much sense, but it is pretty.
EDIT: Also some bonus stuff:
Fast Five. The best action scenes I've seen in years, not necessarily mindblowing, but classy and oh so well edited and choreographed. Whatever CGI there is they hid well.
Just the end of a great sequence:
Train Rescue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCh-HA6p … 89959357B6
Also this one EVERYONE has seen, but the intro to Dark Knight Rises (like The Dark Knight equivalent with the Jokers bank robbery) needs to be here. I can't really stand too much of Hans Zimmers music as it is composed for the Batman movies, but the Bane theme and chant for this sequence is awesome.
Also the sound design here is pretty spectacular great, the planes in particular. The IMAX cameras and shooting on film also gives this sequence a unique aspect.
Last edited by TechNoir (2013-05-24 20:54:41)