70 Incredibly Beautiful Cinematic Shots

Just in case you’d forgotten, this round-up from BlazePress does a wonderful job of reminding us of the power of composition, and how important it is – if timeless cinematic beauty is your goal – to treat every frame of your movie like a painting.

Some of these belong in museums. Not because they’re antiquated, but because even outside their intended cinematic context, they are simply beautiful. Below are my ten favorites from the list. Visit BlazePress for all 70.

Se7en (1995 – cinematography by Darius Khondji)



Apocalypse Now (1979 – cinematography by Vittorio Storaro)

Apocalypse Now


Big Fish (2003 – cinematography by Philippe Rousselot)

Big Fish


Thief (1981 – cinematography by Donald Thorin)



The Shawshank Redemption (1994 – cinematography by Roger Deakins)

The Shawshank Redemption


The Matrix (1999 – cinematography by Bill Pope)

The Matrix


The Deer Hunter (1978 – cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond)

The Deer Hunter


Skyfall (2012 – cinematography by Roger Deakins)



2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 – cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth)

2001 A Space Odyssey


Life of Pi (2012 – cinematography by Claudio Miranda)

Life of Pi


h/t BlazePress

Mads Black

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Mads is a Scandinavian-born, Los Angeles-based actor and aspiring film maker. He's dabbled in stunt driving (no one got hurt) and once rescued a baby bunny from his garage.

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