Hey mods: turn this into a public poll when you get a moment. Thanks!
Roger Deakins "Skyfall"
Hoyte van Hoytema "Spectre"
SF for me - and I suspect almost everybody. Here's what I said in the "Best '00s Bond Cinematographer" thread: "The Chinese and Scottish sequences are stunning. One crucial flaw: it's painfully obvious this film was not shot on celluloid. The dark interiors at Bond's estate don't look good. In case you didn't know, video has a major problem photographing dark-lit scenes. These should have been shot on celluloid. I also remember some really ungainly use of wide angle lenses when doing close-ups on Daniel Craig. The rest of the film's visuals are good if unspectacular."
Too much of Spectre seems to have been shot in glaucoma vision. That's not to say that parts of the film don't look great. I love the Moroccan desert and villain's lair scenes. Fantastic & stunning. Austria looks good, some great exterior visuals. But the rest of the film is so needlessly dark and dingy. And some of the cast are very badly lit and shot: Lea Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes in particular, each have some very unflattering wide angle lens close-ups. Not a badly shot Bond film, just a letdown. Be interesting to see how this plays out on DVD = as someone else said in another thread, HD sets tend to make images look brighter.
Edited by Vauxhall, 30 December 2015 - 08:20 PM.