Best Cinematography: 1967

Official Nominations: Bonnie And Clyde. Camelot. Doctor Dolittle. In Cold Blood. The Graduate.

An unsurprising mix of movies make the cut this year, with Bonnie And Clyde picking up the official win, Burnett Guffey ensuring that his experience of shooting noir films gave a certain edge to the proceedings. Both Camelot and Doctor Doolittle look stunning but are let down in other areas by being too generic. The shooting of authentic locales with black and white photography gives In Cold Blood a unique look while The Graduate manages to capture a moment in time which remains both timeless and fixed.

My Winner: Bonnie And Clyde.


My Nominations: Bonnie And Clyde. Doctor Dolittle. In Cold Blood. The Graduate. One Million Years BC. Le Samourai. The Fearless Vampire Killers. The Shooting.

I’ve added a few unlikely but worthy picks for my personal nominations, with perhaps the most obvious being One Million Years B.C – a film known for iconic visual moments rather than plot, acting, or direction. The Mediterranean beaches are transformed into realistically threatening pre-historic vistas and as a child watching we never doubt that what we’re seeing isn’t real. The rarely seen The Shooting has a stylized vision which few Westerns have emulated while Le Samourai went on to be highly influential. Finally, The Fearless Vampire Killers is a bizarre mixture of surreal dreamlike imagery and Hammer style atmospheric shots.

My Winner: The Fearless Vampire Killers.

Moon, Sleigh & Snow - The Fearless Vampire Hunters (1967)

Which film of 1967 do you feel has the Best Cinematography? Let us know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Best Cinematography: 1967

  1. thejoanreview May 18, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    After reading your post I’ll have to check out One Million Years BC.
    Technically A Man For All Seasons was released in the USA in 1966 but in most of the rest of the world it was premiered in 1967. Its one of my classic favorites and I’ve always thought the cinematography in that was good.

  2. John Charet May 18, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Great post 🙂 I would choose either Bonnie and Clyde or The Fearless Vampire Killers too 🙂 I love it that you include Monte Hellman’s The Shooting as one of your nominees 🙂 Just thinking about the fact that Warren Oates was in it makes me excited to read your future Academy Awards post for 1969 which is when The Wild Bunch was released 🙂 I am also a big Sam Peckinpah fan too 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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