50 Greatest Cinematographers

A director’s best friend

Latest News



    • Hadouken76

      Feb 20th 2013, 9:58

      Also...Ted Moore, for his work on the Bond movies and an Oscar a Man for all seasons. Adrian Biddle for his brilliance on Aliens, which gave the movie its eerie sense of dread.

      Alert a moderator

    • devilsfoxes

      Feb 20th 2013, 10:11

      No David Lynch collaborators??? No Frederick Elmes for Eraserhead, Blue Velvet and Wild At Heart??? No Freddie Francis for The Elephant Man and The Straight Story??? No Peter Deming for MULHOLLAND DRIVE, Lost Highway (not to mention Evil Dead 2!!!) For shaaaaame! Still, amazing list!

      Alert a moderator

    • thedouble

      Feb 20th 2013, 13:13

      NO GABRIEL FIGUEROA?!!! i can't...

      Alert a moderator

    • Sinclair

      Feb 20th 2013, 14:19

      Robby Müller

      Alert a moderator

    • tylekurner

      Feb 20th 2013, 14:29

      No Haskell Wexler or Anthony Dodd Mantle? Oh well, still a good list.

      Alert a moderator

    • jasonmadison

      Feb 20th 2013, 16:31

      So Let me get this straight... you make a list of 50 greatest Cinematographers and Leave out John Alonzo?!?!!! Blasphemy

      Alert a moderator

    • fortunesfool

      Feb 20th 2013, 17:39

      Adam Greenberg? Go to guy for luscious night lighting. Ghost and T2 off the top of my head.

      Alert a moderator

    • Artem

      Feb 20th 2013, 18:00

      Total Film Incompetence should be the name of that magazine: where's Vadim Yusov for Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Solaris etc? Where's Georgi Rerberg for The Mirror and Stalker? You got 3 different Terrence Malick cinematographers all of them copied the work of Yusov and Rerberg frame by frame

      Alert a moderator

    • henryjr

      Feb 20th 2013, 18:29

      The knight playing chess on the beach with Death - finally i get that bit in 500 Days of Summer

      Alert a moderator

    • edinjapan

      Mar 13th 2013, 7:16

      The list could be a lot worse. I was half expecting it to be entirely focused on Hollywood films of the last 20 years. On the contrary I found myself wondering about the omissions of a few modern masters: Robert Elswith, Andrew Lesnie, Cesar Charlone, Matthew Libatique and, son of Jordan, Jeff Cronenweth . . . Also think Deakins should be much further up the list and Nykvist has to be at least top 10.

      Alert a moderator

    • joshloney

      May 28th 2014, 19:51

      To not include Peter Deming is sheer buffoonery. Same goes for Yusov. Those two aren't just top 50 but top 25 for sure.

      Alert a moderator