Moviemaking is a complicated art. It involves so many different aspects from acting to direction, editing to storyline, and cinematography to special effects that ensuring everything is picture perfect becomes a really daunting and tedious job. It would be fair to state that making a full-length live action movie is a strenuous process, which not everyone can ace. And whoever has aced it, should be praised and given due credit. So, let’s give credit to the teams involved in making of following movies as these are universally considered flawless.
Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
You can call it an emotional rollercoaster. Directed by Michel Gondry and written by Charlie Kaufman, this 2004 release still refuses to let any other movie claim the spotlight that it has already secured. Featuring Jim Carrey in the pivotal role of Joel Barish, the movie depicts versatile array of human emotions, which no other movie so far has managed to explore.
Barish is a lonely man who falls in love with an outgoing and confident woman Clementine (Kate Winslet). When they break up, the two try their best to erase every single memory of their time together, but find it hard to do so. No wonder this movie won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay as the story is incredibly unique.
If there’s one movie that keeps preventing people from going into the ocean even today, it is Jaws. Released in 1975, this Steven Spielberg’s directorial still strikes fear into our hearts. If it wasn’t the amazing direction of Spielberg, the movie certainly wouldn’t have become a cult classic. In fact, Jaws has become more like a cultural phenomenon.
The highlight of the movie was Spielberg’s unique camera work and style of shooting as he tried to build tension among the audience until a point that their hearts started racing thinking about what’s going to happen next. It’s been over 40 years since Jaws was released but still every movie based on a similar theme is compared with it to measure its cinematic appeal, and every time Jaws is the winner.
Mulholland Drive was named by the BBC as the greatest movie of the twenty-first century so far, as no movie has explored the theme of surrealism as it has. Director David Lynch has expertly explored surrealism and perfectly translated it into a movie.
Mulholland Drive basically blurs the lines between reality and dreams, and plays with emotions almost effortlessly. Released in 2001, the movie stars Naomi Watts, Justin Theroux, and Robert Forster, etc. and is categorized as a psychological thriller. It earned Lynch the Academy Award for Best Direction.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Masterpiece is the only word that comes to mind whenever The Grand Budapest Hotel is discussed anywhere. It got Wes Anderson, the movie’s director, his first Best Director Academy Award nomination, and was his first highest grossing feature film as well. It is such an aesthetically pleasing movie that it is hard to find another film that reflects similar appeal. The movie, released in 2014, revolves around Zero (played by Tony Revolori) a lobby boy who gets employed at the Grand Budapest Hotel run by the peculiar owner Monsieur Gustave (played by Ralph Fiennes). From here begins a joyride of witty dialogues, spectacular cinematography, and not to forget unusually quirky characters.