For more than a century, #movies have been the most popular form of entertainment. From the silent films of yesteryear to the intergalactic science fiction of #RogueOne, we watch movies to find an escape from our daily lives, which most likely do not include the use of a #lightsaber. We absorb every element of the screen studying the so that we may make sense of it. For that reason, motion pictures continue to dazzle. They contain the right balance of audiovisual elements that speak to our curious minds, appeal to our eager hearts.
Keeping that in mind, finding the most beautiful shot in film history is no easy feat, considering the number of movies that have been produced. Since it's difficult to pick just one, #YouTuber Jim Casey has taken the the time to edit several shots into two separate videos of some of the most aesthetically pleasing shots in movie history. The videos contain shots from a list created by Dan Dalton of BuzzFeed and though the list is limited to personal preference, it does contain a good number of films that any movie lover should watch.
Behold, The Beauty Awaits!
Did your favorite shot make the first part? No? Then, by all means, check out part two below.
- Top 10 Films With the Most Beautiful Cinematography of All Time in All Genres (In My Opinion) With Clips!
- The Best Movies Of 2016 That You Probably Haven't Seen
- 5 Greatest Single Scenes in Comic Book Films
We're Not Done Yet!
While both videos offer a look at some of the greatest shots in the history of cinema, I'm sure you're not at all satisfied with this list. Allow me to tell you why.
It's All Subjective
Movies are a visual art form and have the power to take our breath away. The shots showcased in the videos above are but a slice of what is out there. Every day, people create beautiful images for us to see, a practice I dare say will never end.
Using narratives that resonate with people from different parts of the world —regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed or social class — movies have the ability to bring communities together. Through film we can experience happiness, sadness, even pleasure. The shots shown above are pleasing to the eye because they make us feel something. They stir an emotion inside us that is more powerful than the act of seeing it. Though we will never agree on which shot is the most beautiful, we can acknowledge that there are many stunning shots in the history of film that instill in us a sense of awe.
With the holiday season fast approaching, I wish that you continue to find films that inspire you and fill you with a passion to pursue whatever you aspire to achieve.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – 'The Little Prince' by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Which film contains what you consider to be the most beautiful shot in movie history? Let me know in the comments below.