Have you watched this yet? Of course you have. Everyone has. I'm the last person to watch this, I know. Listen, I don't know if anyone has ever (in any category) won three Oscars back to back to back (speak now Josh), and I know that everyone is groaning for Deakins to finally win (which isn't going to happen for Sicario), but I don't think that anyone could deny that Emmanuel Lubezki, while always a brilliant cinematographer, has been on the grandest of hot streaks this decade. I've spoken my piece about my feelings on his Oscar win for Gravity, but even disregarding that film we're still left with The Tree of Life, To the Wonder and Birdman; all stunning work.
And now we have The Revenant.
I'm not going to lie, this looks like his best work to date. BY A LOT. The use of light, NATURAL LIGHT, the framing, the breadth of landscape captured coupled with such grand, sweeping movement and energy.
And speaking of every frame; feast!
DROOLING, and those are just images I could find with a Google search. I'm sure Sati has better images she's constructed on her desktop right now.
With the way the year is unfolding, and films that appeared to be targeting Oscar falling to the wayside as disappointments, could The Revenant be the one to beat? DiCaprio's Oscar win is looking more and more likely, and with Inarritu's hotstreak firmly in place, this brutally beautiful end of year epic could wind up being a massive Oscar player.
I need this movie in my life!