Depending on who you ask, most cinephiles would agree that the operative word in “motion pictures” is pictures, a selection of images projected in succession at twenty-four frames per second. The cinematographer (also known as Director of Photography) works painstakingly hard to honor the director’s vision while also bringing forth their own talent for evoking mood and feeling through light, whether natural or otherwise. If Vermeer is considered, as a painter, the master of light, perhaps cinematographers are too.

Bringing movie lovers together in a digital space for community and conversation, this week’s edition of our Community Corner asks what the most striking film is from your favorite cinematographer. Roger Deakins (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Blade Runner 2049, No Country For Old Men), Claire Mathon (Atlantics, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Stranger by the Lake), and Sven Nykvist (Cries and Whispers, Fanny and Alexander, Winter Light) were the cinematographers most often cited.

And speaking of incredible cinematography, our gorgeously shot World of Wong Kar Wai retrospective is now playing on the big screen. Ticket holders for opening week screenings can enter to win an original framed In the Mood for Love poster! To enter, tag @filmlinc @posteritati @janusfilms and #WONGFLC in a photo from your FLC screening now through 5/20. Learn more here.

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