All 37 Clint Eastwood Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

By Chris van Dijk

The things we say when we think we can predict the future. If there is any true expression in life, it’s ‘never say never.’ Clint Eastwood said at one time that he would never win an Oscar because A. He wasn’t Jewish, B. He made too much too money, and most importantly, C. He doesn’t give a fuck.

You can bet your ass he was wrong. When looking at his stunning array of awards, it seems than an Oscar nomination has become a natural occurrence in his life. He’s no longer the kid from “Rawhide,” no longer the eager tutor of Sergio Leone and Don Siegel, and no longer the sexy 70’s action star. He’s a serious filmmaker, one of the best in the business, who at the fragile age of 87 is still going goddamn strong.

If one were to sum up Eastwood’s career, the fact that he really didn’t give a fuck would be a good start. He does what he wants to do. He makes the films the films he wants to make and has little problem finding funding. Not every filmmaker is that blessed. He doesn’t care to follow conventions and has long stopped caring about the money. If you’re still working at his age, it’s because you care about the art of filmmaking.

Or perhaps he just wanted to defy the notion that he’s past his prime. He’s a stubborn old man, he doesn’t like to listen to reason. He’s made a few of his greatest movies in the winter of his career and there’s no sign of him stopping anytime soon. It’s like he said: ”There’s a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction.”

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

Why large-format 14K is the perfect future

By (Neil Oseman)

The Alexa 65 is part of the push for large format shooting, but raw resolution is also still important

At the recent Camerimage in Poland, top DOPs explained why higher resolutions are absolutely neccesary, and it isn’t always for the reasons that we are traditionally lead to believe.

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    From:: RedShark News

    The 10 Best Atheist Movies of All Time

    By Shane Fraser

    The Master (2012)

    For thousands of years, art was inseperable with religion. Religion had full dominion over culture, so aspiring expressionists could only seek inspiration from approved doctrine. In Christianity it was blasphemous to create anything not already in the Bible; and in Islam it was blasphemous to create . . . well . . . anything.

    Wonderful art came out of such constraints, of course, from the Sistine Chapel to Ben-Hur, and even Islam established its own art by finding ingenious workarounds to Sharia law like calligraphic renderings of scripture. There’s no denying the scope and beauty of theistic art, but atheistic art is not without representation.

    Though just recently accepted into popular culture, atheist movies exist and are among cinema’s bests. We’re talking about films which harbor themes of unbelief or narratives that foster religious doubt. They occupy a much smaller cinematic niche than those religiously-inspired, but only on account of their infancy.

    It’s incredible how recently atheism was vilified in western culture, and this animosity still remains in much of the world. To think that the simple acknowledgment of the nonexistence of something ostensibly nonexistent is a belief system worth castigating is ridiculous. Atheism is as much a belief as religion is evidence. It’s not even fair to call them opposites.

    The following movies are made for the unbeliever, but the believer can still draw something of value from the wide-raging and well-executed themes. They’re not just lightning rods of disagreement, but objectively good films that would not look amiss on any other list.

    Possibly worth noting, we decided not to include documentaries, because fiction is truer than propaganda.

    10. Agora

    Set in Roman Egypt in the fourth century AD, Agora is a loose retelling of the Christian/Pagan conflict in a newly Christianized Rome. The centerpiece of this strife is → continue…

    From:: Taste Of Cinema

    Black Friday: Save 15% on Refurbished Items from the Canon Store

    By Canon Rumors For Black Friday, you can save 15% off refurbished lenses at the Canon Store. The sale runs until 11:59PM on November 26, 2017. Canon Lenses: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L 2039 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II $999 Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS $747 Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L $534 Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II $1053 Canon EF … → continue…

    From:: Canon Rumors

    Throwback Thursday: the ups and downs of running DCResource

    My friends would (hopefully) say that I’m not one to toot my own horn, but since this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of my foray into the world of digital photography websites, I’m taking the liberty. Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1997 I founded the Digital Camera Resource Page, aka DCResource. The site is no longer updated (that probably wouldn’t go over well with my current employer), so it remains as a sort of time capsule to days past.

    In this Throwback Thursday I’m going to share my story of how I stumbled into the world of digital photography and the rollercoaster ride that followed.

    I’m fortunate to have been an early adopter of many technologies. Prior to my first year of college I spent a summer working in a research lab at UC San Francisco, where we had a computer connected to this Internet thing. On it were copies of NCSA Mosaic 0.86, TurboGopher and Eudora (for e-mail). When I started college at UC San Diego in Fall of 1994 I was selected to test out a “cable modem,” which back then was larger than a VCR and had a five figure price tag. Goodbye 28.8kbps dial-up, hello sort-of-high-speed Internet.

    The combination of three different thing resulted in the creation of DCResource. First and foremost, thanks to my job at the UCSD Bookstore, I was able to get my hands on early consumer cameras from Kodak, Apple and Casio that were up for sale. Second, I had already dipped my feet into running my own website, in the form of PowerWatch, which covered Mac ‘clones’ made by Power Computing, which (after the return of Steve Jobs) eventually closed down. Using → continue…

    From:: DPreview

    10 Great Movies That Don’t Get The Recognition They Deserve

    By Pedro Morata

    There are films that due to a few factors, or simply bad luck or bad promotions, are not well accepted by the general public. Other times there are cases in which a great movie is made but it is not disclosed. There are many cases that occur when a film does not have the recognition it deserves.

    On this list, there will be titles that, due to circumstances, do not have the true recognition they deserve. These should be films that when mentioned to anyone, the answer should be: “Oh yes, that movie is great!” And the reality is that when you name any of the films on this list, the answer is: “Oh yes, that movie sucks!” And it’s sad. Sometimes, the answer is just: “Oh, I do not know that movie,” which is a sin, but at the same time enviable to be able to watch any of these films for the first time.

    That said, we present to you this list of 10 films that don’t get the recognition they deserve. You are welcome to comment on the movie you miss on the list in the comment section. So, here we go:

    10. Perfect Blue (1997)

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    “Perfect Blue” was the first film directed by master Satoshi Kon, who sadly passed away years ago. Perhaps it is his best work in a short filmography that is already excellent, with films like “Paprika,” “Millennium Actress” and “Tokyo Godfathers.” Kon creates a very intriguing story that captivates you as the film progresses. Its perfect narration and overwhelming and disturbing atmosphere makes “Perfect Blue” one of the best psychological thrillers ever made.

    Mima Kirigoe is a j-pop singer who enjoys moderate success along with two other girls in the vocal group Cham. However, the desire to open up to → continue…

    From:: Taste Of Cinema

    Top 10 sample galleries of the year #2: the Sony Alpha a9

    As 2017 winds down, we’re counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of the year. In the #2 position we have another staff favorite in the Sony Alpha a9. Images in this gallery have been viewed nearly 2 million times, so it seems our readers are as fascinated by this camera as we are.

    In fact, we’ve probably written more about the Sony a9 then any other product this year, simply because there was a lot to say (and test)! It got a gold award in our review and we’ve used it to shoot everything from parkour to the Presidents Cup. So peep our gallery and see what this top tier sports camera is capable of. Our parkour gallery is below:

    Top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017:

    #10: Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art
    #9: Fujifilm GFX 50S
    #8: Nikon D7500
    #7: Olympus Tough TG-5
    #6: Sigma 85mm F1.4
    #5: Fujifilm X-T20
    #4: Leica M10
    #3: Fujifilm X100F
    #2: Sony Alpha a9
    #1: To be revealed on 11/24

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    From:: DPreview

    Commlite announces the new Electronic AF Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera adapter!

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    Commlite announced a new much improved version of their Nikon F to Sony autofocus adapter. It is already in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT and Amazon ES. Those are the hardware improvements:

    The post Commlite announces the new Electronic AF Nikon F Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera adapter! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

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    From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

    10 Tips to Cure “What is Itis” in Filmmaking – Indie Film Hustle

    By Suzanne Lyons

    Inside the Producer’s Corner with Suzanne Lyons This is a series of articles that film producer and best-selling author Suzanne Lyons (listen to her interview here) will be writing over the next 6 months. I personally asked Suzanne to share her knowledge, experience, and motivation with you the IFH Tribe. Whether you are a director,…

    The post 10 Tips to Cure “What is Itis” in Filmmaking appeared first on Indie Film Hustle.

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    From:: Indie Film Hustle

    Audio sample rates for video: what should you be using?

    By (Tim Dunphy)

    Audio sample rates for video: what should you be using?

    Make sure you get your audio settings and recordings right with this important guide from Tim Dunphy.

    • Nyquist Theory
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      From:: RedShark News

      10 Camera Shots I Rely On When My Mind Goes BLANK

      By Sareesh

      You don’t always have the luxury of contemplative cinematography when you’re shooting documentaries. You have to return with good, usable shots for editing.

      In this video I show you ten shots I rely on when my mind goes blank. This will help you get adequate coverage, and it has saved my skin many times:

      Exclusive Bonus: Download my free cheatsheet (with examples) of tried and tested ways to cover a scene or action that will save your skin when your mind goes blank (PDF file optimized for mobiles and tablets).

      Here are the 10 shots (actually 9 + 1 tip):

      Shot #1 to #5: The BBC 5-Shot Rule

      Credit for this goes to Michael Rosenblum who taught photojournalism students with this technique decades ago. It is extremely practical and you should know it.

      Shot#1: The long shot or mid shot

      Get the person and the action/activity together in the best possible light and composition.

      Shot #2: The close up of the face

      This is a logical step from Shot #1. Just zoom in or move in closer and get the face. Don’t break the 180o rule [li. Try to get reactions, emotions, etc.

      Shot #3: The close up of the action or activity

      This is also logical and flows from Shot #2. Get creative closeups, hopefully from different angles (see below) of the activity itself.

      By this time you have warmed up and you know you have some footage in the can.

      Shot #4: Over the shoulder shot

      Ask the subject to continue doing what they are doing and get another angle from behind or over the shoulder. If that is not practical get a side shot but in this case keep in mind whether it will cut well with the other shots. The OTS will most likely cut well.

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      From:: Wolfcrow

      Black Friday Deals at B&H Photo: EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark IV Deals Back in Stock

      By Canon Rumors Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Body Bundle $2849 (After $350 mail-in rebate) Canon PIXMA Pro-100 Printer Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss (13 x 19″, 50 Sheets) SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card Canon LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1865mAh) Receive 13 Months of Free Accidental … → continue…

      From:: Canon Rumors

      EOS 2000D, EOS 3000D, EOS 4000D, EOS M50 Registered

      By Canon Rumors Four new Canon EOS cameras have been registered with a Russian certification agency. Canon EOS Cameras Registered (Google Translated): EOS 2000D Номер нотификации: RU0000034331 Digital single-lens reflex camera Kit: Body, 18-55mm IS II, 18-55mm DC III EOS 3000D Номер нотификации: RU0000031323 Digital single-lens reflex camera Kit: Body, 18-55mm IS II, 18-55mm DC III EOS 4000D Номер нотификации: RU0000033405 … → continue…

      From:: Canon Rumors

      2017 Black Friday/Cyber Monday – The best deals in one place

      By Newsshooter Staff

      It’s that time again where some of the best deals can be had from Black Friday throughout to Cyber Monday. To make things easier for you, we’ve gathered the best…

      The post 2017 Black Friday/Cyber Monday – The best deals in one place appeared first on Newsshooter.

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      From:: News Shooter

      Blackmagic Microconverters now more affordable than ever!

      By (Freya Black)

      Blackmagic Microconverters now more affordable than ever!

      An often overlooked aspect of production, but essential none the less. Blackmagic’s Microcoverters have received a price drop so now there’s no excuse not to have a few in your tool box just in case.

      • Blackmagic Design
      • Microconverters
      • adaptors

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        From:: RedShark News