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 : Today at 10:55:24 AM 
PowerRR - Novecento
... but he's certainly right that many color films of the period are badly lit. The industry was still transitioning from b&w to color and hadn't yet completely figured out how to light for the newer medium.

True, there was indeed a transition. Some people still argue that b&w works better because of the contrast, but Storaro really showed how chiaroscuro could work in color film too.

However, I still don't buy the main argument. I mean Giuseppe Rotunno shot "The Leopard" in 1963!

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 : Today at 09:57:59 AM 
Leonardo - Cusser
Can we ask Frayling if he's ever been to the filming site in Monument Valley?

 13 
 : Today at 07:32:35 AM 
Moorman - moorman
LAUNCH TRAILER:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMZKmAVTNmw

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 : Today at 07:30:07 AM 
PowerRR - dave jenkins
What do you mean by a trend that Coppola started? Some of the best cinematography was done in the 1940s and 50s - John Alton, James Wong-Howe etc. Plus Vittorio Storaro and Vilmos Zsigmond had respectively shot "The Conformist" (!970) and "McCabe and Mrs Miller" (1971) before Gordon Willis shot "The Godfather" (1972)
I can't speak for Noodles, but I'm guessing he's talking about color films. Of course there's a lot of great photography in the 40s and 50s but it's all in b&w (lets leave Technicolor out of the discussion--a special case). I'm sure he'd agree that the 60s had a lot of great looking b&w films too (all those by Frankenheimer, say) but he's certainly right that many color films of the period are badly lit. The industry was still transitioning from b&w to color and hadn't yet completely figured out how to light for the newer medium. Storaro was a pioneer, of course, which is why Coppola hooked up with him later. And although "McCabe" looks wonderful, flashing film stock was not an industry-changing technique. It was not the way forward, and even Altman gave up using it quickly. 

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 : Today at 07:10:58 AM 
PowerRR - dave jenkins
- While the mise en scene is groundbreaking, the cinematography is terrible (this is partly due to the lack of budget and mainly due to the fact that Massimo Dallamano isn't Delli Colli). It wasn't so much of an issue back in the 60's when terrible cinematography was very common, even in high budget films. Nowadays' standards, even in bad movies, are way above that (it's a trend that started in the 1970's and I'm sure Leone played a big role in it although Coppola is the one most film historians credit). So it wasn't really an issue back in the day, especially thanks to the great mise en scene ideas by Leone, but it makes the film much dated than the ones Leone did with Tonino Delli Colli. Because most films that came in the subsequent decades are just better than FAFDM in that aspect. Yeah, even the very generic, flat and uninteresting cinematography of The Avengers, and even Sex In The City 2. And when Sex In The City 2 bests you at something, you have a problem :D
This, to me, is a judicious assessment.

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 : Today at 06:59:37 AM 
Leonardo - dave jenkins
https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/085618-000-A/il-etait-une-fois-sergio-leone-a-l-ouest-la-revolution/
Very, very, very Thank You.

 17 
 : Today at 04:38:29 AM 
Leonardo - LITTLE BIG MAN
https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/085618-000-A/il-etait-une-fois-sergio-leone-a-l-ouest-la-revolution/

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 : Today at 04:35:03 AM 
Leonardo - stanton
The rising scene was in Leone's personal print,

Was it? Did Scorsese say that?

But I'm sure the wrong closing music was not in that print.

 19 
 : Yesterday at 11:42:40 PM 
drinkanddestroy - drinkanddestroy
From June 2018

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xzs5Ngmuel8

 20 
 : Yesterday at 06:27:35 PM 
Leonardo - Jordan Krug
Let's rephrase that to...

Do you have any idea what on earth Martin Scorsese and John Kirk were thinking when they left the "rising scene" in OUATITW and the "grotto" scene in GBU respectively?

The rising scene was in Leone's personal print, which he gave to Scorsese. It's not what was released in theatres in 68 but he probably went by what was in the print.

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