My Dad was always watching westerns when I was growing up. Of course, the TV was 4:3 format and none of the films were ever shown in their original aspect ratio. They were completely butchered. The first time I saw "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" in all it's ultrawide glory, my mind nearly split open. Tonino Delli Colli, I tip my cap to you.
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Diving deeper into photography (relative to a casual shooter) has made me see movies differently. I can certainly appreciate the visuals more now, and not just focus on the story. I watch very little movies these days, but at the top of my head the movie "Amour" comes to mind. The visuals of that film were really strong, and I am actually thinking of "copying" some shots as a learning tool. They're mostly common things - a room with a window, a hallway, etc. but I've never seen an empty room tell a story quite like in that movie.
I like Emmanuel Lubezki's work, especially in Children of Men. He was also the cinematographer for Gravity, though it doesn't come anywhere close to CoM. There are just so many different ways to shoot space.