Watch: Celebrate the Work of Master Cinematographer Roger Deakins in Gorgeous Supercut

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Video tributes, or “supercuts” as they’re sometimes called, are rather commonplace, and while most of them are pretty one-note, today a video surfaced online that’s too good not to share.  Titled “Shadows in the Valley”, this video is a celebration of the work of cinematographer Roger Deakins, piecing together just a few of the masterful shots that make up his illustrious career.  From The Assassination of Jesse James to Skyfall to Barton Fink to Fargo to The Shawshank Redemption to O Brother Where Art Thou to No Country for Old Men, Deakins’ filmography is filled with gorgeous film after gorgeous film.  He’s a true genius at manipulating and capturing light, and he’s one of the most gifted people working today.  We have only one Deakins-led film to look forward to this year, the war drama Unbroken, but this video is a wonderful reminder of the variety of work Deakins has elicited, which somehow also feels so singular.

Hit the jump to watch the Roger Deakins video, which was put together by Plot Point Productions, and sound off in the comments with some of your personal favorite Deakins shots.

Video courtesy of Plot Point Productions (via In Contention).

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  • Deakins is a Boss

    The fact that this guy hasn’t gotten an Oscar yet is a total mystery to me. He’s done incredible work in every movie he’s worked on

    • Redjester

      Yeah, but have you noticed the greats never seem to win Oscars, and if they do it’s when they’re at the twilight of their careers? If I were Deakins, I’d wear this as a badge of pride. I mean, everybody knows he’s the best.

  • bidi

    lots of Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes movies there

  • bidi

    lots of Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes movies there

  • bidi

    lots of Coen Brothers and Sam Mendes movies there

  • jmd

    The music sounds so familiar to me…does any know it or what it is sampling?

    • Mike

      It sounds like part of behind blue eyes by the who

  • jmd

    The music sounds so familiar to me…does any know it or what it is sampling?

  • jmd

    The music sounds so familiar to me…does any know it or what it is sampling?

  • Cam

    The music is from The Assassination of Jesse James. The track is titled “Song for Bob”. Nice touch.

  • GrimReaper07

    I’m pretty sure Collider already posted this video once…

    • Redjester

      It’s worth posting again.

  • GrimReaper07

    I’m pretty sure Collider already posted this video once…

  • GrimReaper07

    I’m pretty sure Collider already posted this video once…

  • Yoren

    What was the black and white film with the man being led into a room with an electric chair?

    • Mykey

      “The Man Who Wasn’t There” by the Coen Bros. Damn good film noir.

      • Redjester

        Ridiculously underrated gem.

      • CJ

        I loved that movie. But it got a bit silly towards the end.

  • Redjester

    Regarding his upcoming Angelina Jolie-directed film, Unbroken:

    One thing you have to say about Angelina Jolie- She clearly knows how to recognize talent. From the fabulous book based on a true story to the script written by the Coen brothers (yes, she got the Coen brothers) to the cinematographer Roger Deakens to Alexandre Desplat creating the score to Tim Squyres AND the Coen brothers editing the film…

    At this point, all that falls to Jolie is ensuring that the acting is inspired, which judging by the crop of young acting talent coupled with the story and script really shouldn’t be too difficult.

    With all that talent in one room, I honestly don’t see how Angelina Jolie won’t be up for best director at this next years Oscars, and perhaps she’ll deserve it, it’s certainly geared to be one hell of a film.

  • CJ

    It’s not often a supercut can bring a tear to my eye. But this one was just exquisite, and makes you feel good about really great cinema.

    The TRANSFORMERS of this world will line pockets and be completely forgotten. But images and films like this will live forever.

  • HoyaR72

    Yup, Deakins is at the very top of the list. I was watching Thunderheart the other day… some really great work there. Jesse James, Skyfall, etc. are a given.
    I saw that Hurlbut, ASC is putting on some lighting seminars. Could be cool. That is, if you like lighting and such. http://illumination.mzed.com/

  • http://midnightmax.blogspot.com/ Travis Callaway

    0 for 11 as an Oscar Nominee for his work- yeah, to hell with the Academy Awards…

  • Colin Christian

    Astonishing. I’m crazy for great movies and Deakins is right there,showing me why I always will be crazy for them.Remarkable beauty.

  • Jamie Daborn

    A well edited tribute to Roger Deakin’s work.

  • Colin Christian

    More of this kind of thing please.

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