John A. Alonzo, director of photography
How did they even get that first shot?
Philip Lathrop, director of photography
Honestly, I am very shocked that this was nominated. I think it's one of those special effects nominees whose camera tricks and matching templates just wows us. Which is fair, but this is soooo dulllllll.
Bruce Surtees, director of photography
Ugh. So much beauty in every frame.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Geoffrey Unsworth, director of photography
I love love love the kind of bright, dreamlike sheen used throughout the film, like there's nylons and Vaseline on the lens. And then at night, shit like the first shot. Outstanding.
THE TOWERING INFERNO
Fred Koenekamp & Joseph Biroc, directors of photography
I'm actually pretty impressed with the cinematography here. A lot of great power outage/night time shots. Some hokey light effects, like shining a big red light on their faces when they open doors. It's clearly not fire, because it's not flickering. But I do love the last section.
The Towering Inferno won the Oscar, which is pretty cool, to be honest. It's a little predictable, maybe, but once again, I love that movie with the comedian. The Oscar goes to shoulda gone to...
this movie is so fucking perfect