Cinema Perfecto Magazine - Issue 1

10/10's - Ten Lists of Ten Tips for Digital Filmakers & Professional Videographers
10 Films Every Filmmaker (or Aspiring Filmmaker) Should Watch - Continued

7. Aliens - Director: James Cameron, 1986.

8. Purple Rain - Director: Albert Magnoli, 1984. More influential than it has been given credit for, and arguably the first and possibly the best example of music video meeting film. Rich color palettes throughout elevate the emotion of the scenes. A great example of '80s neo-noir that is seeing a rebirth in films like Drive.

His Purple Highness looking all 80s neo-noir

9. A Very Long Engagement - Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Cinematographer: Bruno Delbonnel, 2004. Mr. Delbonnel is a superstar cinematographer and his use of color palette, camera movement, lighting, layering, perspective and frame balance is poetic and astonishing.

10. The Godfather - Director: Francis Ford Coppola, 1972. This film marks the line of delineation between classic filmmaking and modern filmmaking and contains elements of both. It's the Rosetta Stone for frame of reference when evaluating where elements of your film lie in this continuum. CPM

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