Awards – Cinematography That Made You Go Wow!

Cinematography That Made You Go Wow!

Cinematography is an art form that can be as bold as a gong crashing after a moment of silence, or as subtle as the tide coming in. It is something that elevates a film to the heights of accolade or turns a film into a frustrating mess when it misfires.

While at the heart of cinematography is the Director of Photography or Cinematographer, to get something from the script to the final shot takes a whole team of professionals, and it is their talent that we champion today.

So without further ado, these are the moments of cinematography that took our breaths away in 2018. Be warned that there may be some slight spoilers ahead for the films in question.

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

The switch from normal to red lights when everything had gone wrong.

Directed by – John Krasinski
Cinematography by – Charlotte Bruus Christensen
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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians. Image Credit: Warner Bros.

A wedding surprise as the walk down the aisle transforms into something else.  

Directed by – Jon M. Chu
Cinematography by – Vanja Cernjul
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First Man

First Man. Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Take off to infinity and beyond, the intensity down to the very last shudder

Directed by – Damien Chazelle
Cinematography by – Linus Sandgren
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Image Credit: Universal

When someone was late for the boat. Goodness, one of the most powerful moments in the series

Directed by – J. A. Bayona
Cinematography by – Óscar Faura
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Mandy. Image Credit: RLJE Films

Technicolor hellscape for all to see, in-between all the murder, so much murder.

Directed by – Panos Cosmatos
Cinematography by – Benjamin Loeb
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Roma. Image Credit: Netflix.

A rescue in all the worst circumstances as the waves come crashing in.

Direction and Cinematography by – Alfonso Cuarón |
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And the Winner is!!!!! – Roma

Roma. Image Credit: Netflix

There were a lot of amazing cinematic moments throughout the year that showed the full range of cinematography. However, for me, there was but one that held me at on the edge of my seat, one that had me working out the logistics that they would have needed to undertake to pull it off, and one that emotionally wrecked me at the end. The beach rescues took so many different people working at their best to pull it off, and it is the moment this year that made me go Wow!.

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

What are your favourite cinematic moments from 2018?, let us know what you thought in the comments below, feel free to share this review on any of the social medias and you can follow us Here. Check out all our past reviews and articles Here, and have a happy day.

Credits – All images used were created by the respective studio and artist of each film

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