Cinematographers don’t get enough credit. Actors are showered in fame and wealth; directors receive all the artistic glory. But without the visual geniuses behind the camera, meticulously framing and formulating each and every shot, the movies themselves wouldn’t be much to look at. They are, without question, the unsung heroes behind many of film’s most memorable moments.
Case in point: this exquisitely hypnotic collection of the most beautiful shots in cinema history.
Based on this epic BuzzFeed listicle and set to a haunting cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’, the video will make you want to curl up and rewatch some old classics. The usual suspects are all here — everything from Psycho and Inception to Casablanca and 2001: A Space Odyssey — but there are plenty of surprising inclusions, too. Hell, even Mulan made the cut. Sounds crazy, we know, but it works — just watch.