Perhaps not the greatest of all time, but it is certainly one of the greatest of contemporary cinema. Roger Dickens He is one of the few DoPs whose filmography is, in some cases, more important than the directors he has worked with: 1917, Blade Runner 2049, No Country for Old Men. But today we see his favorite movies made by others instead.
Equal to the fair merit of Emmanuel Lubezki, Roger Dickens is truly the greatest of them all Currently active among the directors of photography. Certainly one of the few who, as we have said, has brought cinematography back to the beginning, in order to fully restore it. This is usually done with particularly beloved actors or directors, but given that it worked a bit with everyone, Turn his movies into a mandatory watch list It means stumbling upon some of the greatest films of the past 20 or 30 years. Which they became mostly, above all thanks to his contribution.
Roger Dickens was, for years, the unfortunate protagonist too One of the biggest Oscar scandals. In comparison, Leonardo DiCaprio was lucky. As of late 1995, it was Nominated for Best Photography 15 times at 26 years old, Winning in the last two only. Several of them were even back-to-back for several years in a row, in 2008 he even got two (and there are no figurines) for Andrew Dominic The Assassination of Jesse James by Cords Robert Ford and the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men. He has had frequent collaborations with the latter, with Sam Mendes and with Denis Villeneuve. The latter two gave him an unexpected recognition of Blade Runner 2049 And the 1917.
But For Roger Dickens, not everything is aesthetics, because his profession might make us think, as he declared in an interview a few years ago: It’s a matter of great cinema for him. And in the same months, in fact, they shared He recently appeared in one of his top 10 Re-shared by Mubi. Notice how Sam Peckinpa’s The Wild Heap appeared in the first place, which he liked Cult actor LQ Jones just passed away. Find the handwritten list in the image below the article:
- wild bouquet (1969) by Sam Peckinpä
- come and see (1985) by Elim Klimov
- the life is Nice (1960) by Federico Fellini
- Dr. Strangelove (1964) by Stanley Kubrick
- The face of the angel Frank Costello (1967) by Jean-Pierre Melville
- army of heroes (1969) by Jean-Pierre Melville
- Once upon a time in the West (1968) by Sergio Leone
- Rocco and his brothers (1969) by Luchino Visconti
- Profession: reporter (1975) by Michelangelo Antonioni
- Paris, Texas (1984) by Wim Wenders
Roger Dickens’ latest announced project It’s Sam Mendes’ empire of light, Currently in production unknown. How many listed movies have you watched? Which one you’ve always wanted to see but never found the time for? Tell us in the comments!
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