This story of survival and hope is timeless and classic; much like the black and white treatment to give it its classy cinematic look.
The chance of directing the 1993 film adaptation almost slipped Spielberg’s hands. The director declined to direct the film several times before finally agreeing to take the helm. ‘Schindler’s List’ is the film adaptation of Australian novelist Thomas Keneally’s work entitled ‘Schindler’s Ark.’ The film went on to win seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director for Steven Spielberg and Best Adapted Screenplay for Steven Zaillian.
Set against the backdrop of World War II, ‘Schindler’s List’ is about the salvation of more than a thousand Polish Jews with the help of German industrialist Oskar Schindler. The movie was not without conflict as the scenes were rife with drama. Tension was also a main factor in Spielberg’s storytelling technique.
Acting was also a huge factor in the movie’s success. Roles played by Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley and all other supporting actors didn’t look superficial at all. Every character contributed to the engaging storyline and overall impact of the film.
Lastly, let us not forget to give props to Steven Spielberg for his vision and execution of the film. The cinematography was superb and riveting. The scenes were expertly shot, and exquisitely done. Some of the most memorable scenes include the girl in the red coat (the only scene that included color throughout the film) and the flushing of the people from the ghettos.
Spielberg’s choice in using black and white film gave the movie the intended classic look. The three-hour masterpiece is a must-watch for any film buff and history aficionado, as well as photography enthusiasts. Spielberg’s modern classic can be a case study for great angles and shot selection.
Mulholland Drive is what sunny dreams and nightmares would look like in the hands of a Surrealist. In this edition of Friday Movie Flashback, we unravel the psychological pyrotechnics of Cannes-winning director David Lynch.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
Lomo Lubitel 166+ is a match to the classic beauty of black and white photography. Perennial scenes of city life and nature get the right amount of light and dark, thanks to trusty exposure settings. The glass lens, with its sharp vision, helps photographers get tonal and evocative imagery. These photos from all over the community are prime examples.
This article is a tribute to the great Portuguese film director Manoel de Oliveira, who died last April 2. With an old Praktica loaded with a roll of black and white film, I captured so enthusiastically his city Oporto (Porto) with its famous Ribeira district, the most characteristic of the Lusitanian town. It was here that more than 70 years ago, Manoel De Oliveira created a timeless masterpiece: "Aniki-Bòbò"!
Creating a movie, no matter how short it is, requires an extra effort. For it to be coherent, one must stay focused throughout the entire process - from planning the story, shooting the scenes, to editing the clips. We'd like to commend these lomographers for taking an extra step to keep the spirit of analog movie making alive!
He calls himself Khalik Allah – a creator, a limitless, timeless, infinite being. He documents life as it comes and goes, as it hurts, as it glows inside the protagonists of his stories. His photography and videography take us deep into the never-ending nights of Harlem, a place where the darkness might seem to reach its peak. Yet, he is capturing light in its purest form, reminding us that it lies in everyone’s eyes, within everyone’s self.
This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.
Off the main island of Singapore is the small island of Pulau Ubin, whose appearance is reminiscent of life in this highly urbanized country as it was many decades ago. Boredslacker gives us a glimpse through her gritty black and white photographs of the place.
Vincent Law, a Hong Kong industrial designer, loves to shoot with black and white film. In his work, there is almost always a combination of people and architecture. He recently shot a series of black and white photos with New Russar+ Lens. Let's take a look at his work.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.