Coming next week: the top 10 shots of the year

Posted by · 4:50 pm · February 10th, 2010

Yes!  It’s going to happen!  Finally!  You can stop emailing me now!

Seriously, though, look for part one on Tuesday, part two on Wednesday.  Sorry for the lateness, but it’s a process.  Hopefully the hype and build-up won’t kill it on arrival.  It’s a different list than the past couple of times we’ve done it.

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  • 1 2-10-2010 at 5:20 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    cool, im hoping for basterds, the road, lovely bones, a serious man, and bright star, but ill trust you kris

  • 2 2-10-2010 at 5:50 pm

    Matty Negs said...

    Hoping for…..

    1. Larry standing in front of the gigantic chalkboard

    2. The Nazi Theatre Burning Down

    3. Anything from Antichrist

    4. The first explosion in The Hurt Locker

  • 3 2-10-2010 at 6:43 pm

    jack said...

    1. closing shot of a serious man, with the impending disaster.
    2. Anna Kendrick sitting in a chair surrounded by empty chairs (so beautifully symbolic)
    3. The people running in the hotel after the boat died
    4. George clooney shot… you know the one Im talkging about
    Yep, three from up in the air.

  • 4 2-10-2010 at 6:48 pm

    Daniel said...

    About fucking time.

    (I kid)

  • 5 2-10-2010 at 6:53 pm

    Rob Cameron said...

    You HAVE TO include the shot from A Serious Man where the camera is literally emerging from inside an ear. Absolute genius.

  • 6 2-10-2010 at 6:56 pm

    Maxim said...

    I hope that this year you’ll show good taste and good eye.

  • 7 2-10-2010 at 7:04 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Is that implying that last year Kris didn’t?

  • 8 2-10-2010 at 7:09 pm

    Cameron said...

    For me it was the shot from Where the Wild Things Are when Max and the Wild Things are howling on the edge of the cliff. Just a wonderful shot.

  • 9 2-10-2010 at 7:09 pm

    Danny King said...

    Awesome news.

  • 10 2-10-2010 at 7:17 pm

    Ryan Hoffman said...

    From up:
    In the “Married Life” sequence, after their visit with the doctor, The shot of Ellie sitting on a chair in the backyard as the wind blows her hair.
    That was the first time I ever felt an animated film looked and felt like a real-life film.

  • 11 2-10-2010 at 7:45 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    oop i forgot antichrist and where the wild things are, some great stuff in those, antichrist was definately the best cinematography of the year

  • 12 2-10-2010 at 8:02 pm

    AntonioA said...

    i hope something from the half-blood prince is included! the shot when harry eavesdrops Snape and Draco talking is marvelous!

  • 13 2-10-2010 at 8:39 pm

    Kevin said...

    Awesome! Can’t wait. If I had to pick my ten right now, it would probably be

    1. The Hurt Locker – when James pulls up the “net” of multiple bombs.

    2. Public Enemies – in the theatre when Dillinger is speaking to his associates about the job with Baby Face Nelson, and the camera is underneath him, focused on the big light above, as it comes on when the public service announcement asks the crowd to look around for Dillinger

    3. A Serious Man – Larry standing in front of the chalkboard in the dream sequence where Sy is in his classroom

    4. The Road – The part where the man and the boy look at the wildfire at night near the beginning

    5. Inglourious Basterds – The opening shot as an homage to Unforgiven (the opening shot of Basterds is nearly identical to one in Unforgiven). It established the idea that the film is much more a western than WWII movie.

    6. Avatar – the part where the seeds of the sacred tree land on Jake when he first meets Neytiri

    7. The Road – The shot of the abandoned truck on the big bridge

    8. Watchmen – Anything in the gorgeous opening credits sequence

    9. Coraline – the blue tunnel opens for the first time

    10. Public Enemies – the shot behind the getaway car on the drive to Little Bohemia

    Oh, and Kris, be sure to check out my blog I just started. I’d love to hear your thoughts and whatnot on it, as I’m new to this whole running my own blog thing.

    I apologize in advance if this is considered spam, I just want to get my blog out there, you know?

  • 14 2-10-2010 at 8:42 pm

    Me. said...

    Among mine, there would be:

    – Any and every shot of “Bright Star”.

    – The Shot in “The White Ribbon” with the boy looking for his sister who is meanwhile being raped by their father. Wonderful use of light.

    – The Shots in “Where the Wild Things Are” when Max is leaving the Wild Things.

    – Any of the spectacular shots of the Pandora landscapes in “Avatar”.

    – The bomb exploding at the beginning and the sun going down in “The Hurt Locker”.

    – Any of the shots in the cave scene in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. Pure magic.

    – The shots showing the isolated landscapes in “The Road”

    And I’ll think of more later. Can’t wait for your article!

  • 15 2-10-2010 at 8:59 pm

    Kevin said...


    I feel kind of stupid now for putting up that link…. sorry….. >.<

  • 16 2-10-2010 at 8:59 pm

    N8 said...

    That underwater shot in “The Cove”, when the blood falls into frame so suddenly and before you know it the whole screen is red. That’s THE shot of the year for my money.

  • 17 2-10-2010 at 10:41 pm

    Richard said...

    When Carl walks away from Russell with his house strapped to his back. It’s on top of the mountain during magic hour. Definitely my favorite of the year.

  • 18 2-10-2010 at 11:37 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Only one shot has been predicted in this thread. Interesting.

  • 19 2-11-2010 at 12:06 am

    Glenn said...

    To predict, hmm…

    The shot of the skulls on sticks from “The Road”?

    The purple flowers in “Bright Star”?

    The chalkboard from “A Serious Man”?

    Something of Penelope Cruz in “Nine”?

  • 20 2-11-2010 at 4:59 am

    Hero said...

    I’m not even going to try and guess. I’m just so happy this is finally coming! Huzzah!

  • 21 2-11-2010 at 5:38 am

    Adam Smith said...

    If we’re going Bright Star, how has no one mentioned the shot of Fanny lying on her bed as the drapes blow in the wind? I could probably describe it better, but it’s friggin’ gorgeous.

  • 22 2-11-2010 at 7:22 am

    Mike_M said...

    Can’t wait.

    I hope you have some shots from The Lovely Bones, maybe the camera going through the doll house with Tucci and Imperioli looking through the windows at each other, stunning shots in that movie.

    Bright Star had some great shots as did Basterds, but not sure which ones to single out.

  • 23 2-11-2010 at 7:24 am

    N8 said...

    “Only one shot has been predicted in this thread” you say?

    Mmm… chalk it up to good ole’ fashioned vanity, by I got a feeling that shot from “The Cove” that I mentioned is the one.

  • 24 2-11-2010 at 7:43 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    Yeah I agree with the sea turns red shot in Cove and also the tornado in A Serious Man.

  • 25 2-11-2010 at 12:09 pm

    Andrew L. said...

    Surprised no one has mentioned A Single Man yet. Even those who hated the film agreed it was an aesthetic marvel (or rather, agreed that it was ONLY an aesthetic marvel).

  • 26 2-11-2010 at 12:15 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Actually, I know a lot of people who dislike the film’s visual stylings too. (Not that I’m among them.)

  • 27 2-11-2010 at 4:02 pm

    Artorious said...

    I have to think the shot in The Hurt Locker when Renner is standing in the aisle with all the cereal boxes. Definitely, if not my favorite, top five for sure.

  • 28 2-11-2010 at 4:03 pm

    Artorious said...

    Sorry should read:
    “…cereal boxes will be there.”

  • 29 2-11-2010 at 4:05 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    I am among them Guy and Andrew.

  • 30 2-11-2010 at 4:33 pm

    DJRamirez said...

    awesome. can’t wait

    my two fave shots: