Just like with Oscar ballots I'm weighting these with #1 as my top choice and so on down the list.
1. Tree of Life - Emmanuel Lubezki
2. Melancholia - Manuel Alberto Claro
More Worthy Films
In Midnight in Paris Darius Khondji gave Woody Allen his most gorgeous love letter to a city since Manhattan. War Horse came closest to the striking power of the stage play when Janusz Kaminski pushed the imagery above the schmaltz. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's Jeff Cronenweth translated the atmosphere of the book into memorably chilly visuals. Chris Blauvelt showed both the beauty and the stark horror of the western landscape in Meek's Cutoff. Scorsese's Hugo glowed with Robert Richardson's romantic color palette. Alwin Küchler's visuals brought out the surreal beauty in Hanna's dark fairy tale.
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