(Above: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Source: ASC)
To celebrate its 100
th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), an organization of the film industry’s top Directors of Photography (DPs), has named its top 100 milestone movies from the 20th century.
Below are the ASC’s Top 10. To fully appreciate each film’s cinematic achievements, we also present high definition streaming options. All HD rentals start at $3.99:
(1962), shot by Freddie Young, BSC, and directed by David Lean. The film (pictured below) is available to rent from Lawrence of Arabia FandangoNow and other providers.
(1982), shot by Jordan Cronenweth, ASC, and directed by Ridley Scott. You can rent it from Blade Runner Vudu and other services.
(1979), shot by Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. You can view it with a Apocalypse Now Netflix subscription; or rent it from Google Play and other outlets.
(1941), shot by Gregg Toland, ASC, and directed by Orson Welles. It’s available to rent from Citizen Kane Amazon and other providers.
(1972), shot by Gordon Willis, ASC, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It can be rented from The Godfather iTunes and other services.
(1980), shot by Michael Chapman, ASC, and directed by Martin Scorsese. The film (pictured below) is available on numerous subscription streaming services, including Raging Bull Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sho.com and Tribeca Shortlist. It can also be rented from Vudu and other services.
(1970), shot by Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC, and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. It can be viewed with an The Conformist Amazon Prime subscription; or rented from Vudu and other services.
(1978), shot by Néstor Almendros, ASC, and directed by Terrence Malick. It is available via a Days of Heaven Tribeca Shortlist subscription; and can be rented from iTunes and other providers.
(1968), shot by Geoffrey Unsworth, BSC, with additional photography by John Alcott, BSC. It was directed by Stanley Kubrick. You can rent it from 2001: A Space Odyssey FandangoNow and other services.
(1971), shot by Owen Roizman, ASC, and directed by William Friedkin. The movie can be rented from The French Connection Google Play and other providers.
You can find the entire list of 100 films at the
(All photos sourced from the American Society of Cinematographers)
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