Movies every photographer should see

Girl with a pearl earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)  directed by Peter Webber with Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth. The film is named after a painting of the same name by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. 1665: after the father of Griet, played by Johansson, became blind, she is leaving the house to work as a maid for the

Barry Lyndon

Barry Lyndon (1975) – Directed by Stanley Kubrick with Ryan O’Neal,Marisa Berenson and Patrick Magee. Okay, who out there has an f 0.7 lens?  Well, among still photographers no one I know has such a treasure and even in the richly financed movie industry, such an extraordinary piece of glass


METROPOLIS (1927) – Directed by Fritz Lang with Brigitte Helm,Gustav Frohlich,Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge. The plot located in the year 2000, the very far future. The world is divided into the Thinkers,  they lead a leisurely life, and and the Workers, miserable creatures deep under the earth, they do all the work. Creator of this fine system Fredersen John (AlfredAbel), a wealthy businessman who works with his own mad scientist, Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge). Labor, however, have found a leader in


Raise the red lantern (1991)-Directed by Yimou Zhang with Li Gong and Jingwu Ma. The director Yimou Zhang have also made “The House of the Flying Daggers” en “Hero”. The film”Raise the Red Lantern” was the first chinese movie that I saw. And it was love at first sight! The story


The Third Man (1949) Directed by Carol Reed with Orson Welles. No film better illustrates the magic of old-fashioned black and white lighting and postproduction than ” The Third Man”. Besides a great story and a thriller it offers moody cinematography that won the film its only Academy Award (though it was


SIN CITY (2005) Directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriquez Sin City is an adaptation of the comics of Frank Miller by the talented director Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Spy Kids). The camera angles and the lighting are different from other films and the cartooncharacters are real (see the photo

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