ABOUT 11.000 STILLS HAVE BEEN ADDED
Hi there! We’ve recently added almost 32 movies from the 1960's to 2020’s. It represents about 11.000 stills! So let’s review what we have in a few images. You will find the list of all new movies added at the end of this article.
Roma by Federico Fellini, 1972
Federico Fellini completely breaks with the classic narrative structure in this film, which consists of a series of episodes set both in Rome's past (late 1930s and early 1940s) and present (1970s), and based on some elements of his own life.
The film is much more a homage to the city that becomes the main character of the film than a story from the director's life. Through the two eras shot, Fellini shows different aspects of Roma: traffic jam, brothels during fascist Italy, popular theater, streets, restaurants, streetcar, hippie movement, ancient catacombs (with a very poetic scene in which the barely discovered frescoes disappear by fresh air, metaphor for the flight of time), or religion with the liturgical fashion show, the most famous sequence of the movie. All these motifs make this film an extraordinary catalog of images of the city through time.
Splendor in the Grass by Elia Kazan, 1961
Splendor in the Grass is a 1961 American film drama produced and directed by Elia Kazan from a screenplay by William Inge. The film depicts the puritanism of the 1960’s through the impossible love of Wilma (Natalie Wood) and Bud (Warren Beatty), two high school sweethearts who come from different social backgrounds.
While we were selecting the images of this cult film one by one, we were surprised again and again by the beauty and modernity of certain shots by Elia Kazan and by the dramatic expressiveness of Natalie Wood, who was by the way nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Director Stanley Kubrick called Elia Kazan "the best director we have in America, and capable of performing miracles with the actors he uses."
Altered States by Ken Russell, 1981
Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction movie directed by Ken Russell and photographed by Jordan Cronenweth. It is based on the novel of the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky. The film and novel are based in part on American physician John C. Lilly's research on sensory deprivation under the influence of psychoactive drugs in isolation tanks.
As you can imagine, the sequences featuring the psychedelic visions of Edward Jessup (William Hurt), the Columbia University psychopathologist conducting the research, made the film famous. So if you haven't seen it yet, take a look at our stills collection, we guarantee you a special trip!
Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 is a 2017 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and photographed by Roger Deakins, known for his collaborations with directors Ethan and Joel Coen, Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. The film is the sequel to the famous 1982 film Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
In 2049, K (Ryan Gosling), a new replicant blade runner in charge of tracking down old and bad replicant models, discovers a secret that could destabilize the entire civilization. His only hope is to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford as in the original film), who has disappeared for 30 years.
As you probably know, Blade Runner 2049 was acclaimed especially for its cinematography (we carefully selected over 600 screencaps from it…) : it won at the 2017 Academy Awards and at the 71st British Academy Film Awards the Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.
Capernaum by Nadine Labaki, 2018
Capernaum is a 2018 Lebanese drama film directed by Nadine Labaki. It is about Zain (Zain Al Rafeea), a 12-year-old boy from Beirut's slums who decides to sue his parents for child neglect after he was arrested and imprisoned for violence.
Zain’s life before prison is filmed as a flashback: it tells Zain’s runaway from his family after his parents sell his 11-year-old sister Sahar (Cedra Izzam), and his life in the streets, where he meets Rahil (Yordanos Shifera), an Ethiopian immigrant, and her son Yonas. The brutality of the story and the realism of the settings and acting are balanced by the softness of the light and the pastel tones like a glimmer of hope through the slums of Beirut.
The Big Blue by Luc Besson, 1988
The film is loosely based on the friendship and rivalry between Jacques Mayol (Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo Maiorca, "Enzo Molinari" in the film (Jean Reno), two famous free diving champions in the 20th century. Luc Besson, whose parents were diving instructors, also incorporated childhood memories into his film.
The Big Blue is very representative of the style of "Cinema du look", a French film movement of the 1980s and 1990s defined by French critic Raphaël Bassan in 1989. He classified Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Beineix, and Leos Carax as directors of this movement. The term was pejorative at the time, suggesting that directors valued style over content. Inspired by the advertising, music videos and fashion photography of these decades, the "Cinema du look" can be described as very visual, theatrical, pop, colorful and artificial.
Rurouni Kenshin: The Final is a 2021 Japanese film based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki and the fourth installment in the Rurouni Kenshin film series. The film was directed by Keishi Ōtomo and photographed by Takuro Ishizaka.
In 1879, Kenshin (Takeru Satoh) faces his enemy: Shanghai Mafia leader Enishi Yukishiro. The film begins with the arrival of Enishi Yukishiro in Tokyo. He and his allies destroy the Akabeko Restaurant. Kenshin, wanting to know where this attack came from, discovers a note with the characters jinchū, meaning "judgment of man".
We find its dominant palette which mixes the two complementary colors of yellow and blue very interesting. We will let you form your own opinion!
Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica, 1993
Axel (Johnny Depp), a twenty-year-old dreamy who lives in New York, goes to his uncle Leo's house (Jerry Lewis) in Arizona to attempt his wedding to a much younger woman. His uncle tries to persuade him to stay in Arizona and take over his Cadillacs business. While he is trying his new life, Axel meets two strange women: Elaine (Faye Dunaway), a widow who dreams of flying, and Grace (Lili Taylor), her stepdaughter.
We will end it here for today, with these both dreamy and crazy stills by Emir Kusturica, and let you browse through all the other movies we've dropped.
Spirits of the Dead - 1968 The Pizza Triangle - 1970 Zathura: A Space Adventure - 2005 New Order - 2020 Everything Went Fine - 2021 The Night House - 2020 Hibotan bakuto - 1968 A Perfect World - 1993 Deep Impact - 1998 Coach Carter - 2005 Land - 2021 Summer of 85 - 2020 Do You Do You Saint-Tropez - 2021 Old - 2021 That Man from Rio - 1964 8MM - 1999 La vérité si je mens! 2 - 2001 Black Box - 2021 Redemption Day - 2021 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - 2011 Little Nicholas' Treasure - 2021 Yves Saint Laurent - 2014 Private Desert - 2021 Mary Poppins - 1964