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Poll: Best Director/Cinematographer Team

This list features film directors with notable, long-standing working relationships with a specific cinematographer. Which director-cinematographer collaboration impresses you the most visually? Discuss Here

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    Christian Bale in The Dark Knight (2008)

    Christopher Nolan & Wally Pfister (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises)
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    Tom Cruise in Minority Report (2002)

    Steven Spielberg & Janusz Kaminski (Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, A.I., Minority Report, War Horse, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies)
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    Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Stanley Kubrick & John Alcott (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining)
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    Ben Affleck, Lisa Banes, and David Clennon in Gone Girl (2014)

    David Fincher & Jeff Cronenweth (Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl)
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    Robert De Niro in Heat (1995)

    Michael Mann & Dante Spinotti (Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, The Insider, Public Enemies)
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    Jeff Bridges in True Grit (2010)

    The Coen Brothers & Roger Deakins (Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Man Who Wasn't There, No Country for Old Men, True Grit)
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    Gerard Butler in 300 (2006)

    Zack Snyder & Larry Fong (300, Watchmen, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice)
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in Shutter Island (2010)

    Martin Scorsese & Robert Richardson (Casino, Bringing Out the Dead, The Aviator, Shutter Island, Hugo)
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    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015)

    A.G. Inarritu & Emmanuel Lubezki (Anna short from To Each His Own Cinema, "Write the Future" commercial, Birdman, The Revenant)
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    Sandra Bullock in Gravity (2013)

    Alfonso Cuaron & Emmanuel Lubezki (Sólo Con Tu Pareja, A Little Princess, Great Expectations, Y Tu Mamá También, Children of Men, Gravity)
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    Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010)

    Darren Aronofsky & Matthew Libateque (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Noah)
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    Matt Damon in The Martian (2015)

    Ridley Scott & Dariusz Wolski (Prometheus, The Counselor, Exodus, The Martian)
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    Sean Penn in The Tree of Life (2011)

    Terrence Malick & Emmanuel Lubezki (The New World, The Tree of Life, To the Wonder, Knight of Cups, Weightless)
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    Russell Crowe in Gladiator (2000)

    Ridley Scott & John Mathieson (Gladiator, Hannibal, Matchstick Men, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood)
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    District 9 (2009)

    Neill Blomkamp & Trent Opaloch (District 9, Elysium, Chappie)
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    Woody Harrelson in Natural Born Killers (1994)

    Oliver Stone & Robert Richardson (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, U Turn)
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    Daniel Day-Lewis and Dillon Freasier in There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Paul Thomas Anderson & Robert Elswit (Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice)
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    Doug Jones in Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

    Guillermo del Toro & Guillermo Navarro (Cronos, The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Pacific Rim)
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    Ziyi Zhang in 2046 (2004)

    Wong Kar-wai & Christopher Doyle (Days of Being Wild, Ashes of Time, Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, 2046)
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    Samuel L. Jackson in The Hateful Eight (2015)

    Quentin Tarantino & Robert Richardson (Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight)
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    Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    David Lean & Freddie Young (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter)
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    Ewa Fröling and Jan Malmsjö in Fanny and Alexander (1982)

    Ingmar Bergman & Sven Nykvist (Sawdust and Tinsel, The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly, The Silence, Winter Light, Persona, Shame, Hour of the Wolf, The Passion of Anna, The Touch, Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage, The Magic Flute, The Serpent’s Egg, Autumn Sonata, Fanny and Alexander)
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    Benedetto Benedetti and Dominique Sanda in The Conformist (1970)

    Bernardo Bertolucci & Vittorio Storaro (1900, The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky)
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    Jean Seberg during the filming of "Breathless." 1959 / **I.V.

    Jean-Luc Godard & Raoul Coutard (Breathless, A Woman Is a Woman, Contempt, Band of Outsiders, Alphaville, Pierrot le Fou, Week End, Passion, Prénom Carmen)
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    Dana Andrews, Fredric March, and Harold Russell in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

    William Wyler & Gregg Toland (These Three, Come and Get It, Dead End, The Cowboy and the Lady, Wuthering Heights, Raffles, The Westerner, The Little Foxes, The Best Years of Our Lives)
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    Frank Capra & Joseph Walker (Submarine, Say It with Sables, That Certain Thing, Flight, Ladies of Leisure, Rain or Shine, Platinum Blonde, The Miracle Woman, Dirigible, American Madness, Forbidden, Lady for a Day, The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Broadway Bill, It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Lost Horizon, You Can't Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)
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    Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

    Clint Eastwood & Tom Stern (Blood Work, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers, Changeling, Gran Torino, Hereafter, J. Edgar, Jersey Boys, American Sniper, Sully)
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    Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Peter Jackson & Andrew Lesnie (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy)
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    Bob Hoskins and Charles Fleischer in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

    Robert Zemeckis & Dean Cundey (Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future Trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her)
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    Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Wes Anderson & Robert D. Yoeman (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel)
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    Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago (2002)

    Rob Marshall & Dion Beebe (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, Into the Woods)
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    James Franco in 127 Hours (2010)

    Danny Boyle & Anthony Dod Mantle (Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise, Strumpet, 28 Days Later, Millions, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Trance)
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    Ran (1985)

    Akira Kurosawa & Takao Saito (Ran, Sanjuro, High and Low, Kagemusha)
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    Timothy Spall in Mr. Turner (2014)

    Mike Leigh & Dick Pope (Life is Sweet, Naked, Secrets & Lies, Career Girls, Topsy-Turvy, All or Nothing, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year, Mr. Turner)
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    Cate Blanchett in Carol (2015)

    Todd Haynes & Edward Lachmann (Far from Heaven, I'm Not There, Carol)

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