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More and more I'm able to appreciate a movie for its visual beauty. Here's a list (in no real order) of the films I found to be beautiful...
Visually, one of the very best of all time.
I've always wanted to road trip across America. This is as close as I'll come to doing it on a motorcycle, however.
The snapshot freeze frame scene of Jeanne Moreau might be my single favorite scene in the entire Criterion Collection.
Images from these two films are as haunting as any other. They are sure to stick to me forever, if I'm lucky.
From the first shot of a lone raven against a white sky to the famous last shot, this movie is...well...beautiful.
Every time I see the famous upwards shot through trees and at the sun in countless films since, I smile and think of Kurosawa.
For the opening scene of the conversation alone, and so much more. A film that has grown in my mind and hasn't stopped.
I absolutely became hypnotized by the documentary style shooting. Notice the surrounding world as it seems to be happening in real time.
The editing in this film is unreal. Some of my favorite.
Part of me doesn't really believe this was made in 1930. So far ahead of its time. For me it gives L'atalante a serious run for its money.
Heartbreakingly beautiful on more levels than any film I can remember. I am in love with this film.
The sister walking into the water...the most stunning shot I have ever seen.
As a compliment to these films I have a hard time putting into words anything of consequence...three gorgeously humble films that are each well worth your time by themselves. Together, they make one of the more significant and worth while film experiences I have ever had. The opening sequence of the car accident in Blue is perfection.
Soaring shots of deserts, half deserted back roads and enormous city skylines all covered in neon light combined with this simple story of family and discovery. Reminded me of my feelings of watching The Spirit of the Beehive for the first time in that I found it so profoundly beautiful in every single way. The cinematography, like everything else in this film, is breathtaking.