American Society of Cinematographers Reveals its List of 10 Best-Shot Films of the 20th Century; It Includes ‘Lawrence of Arabia,' ‘Blade Runner' and ‘Apocalypse Now'

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The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Tuesday by revealing its list of the best-shot films of the 20th century. :
The major surprise was the lack of silent films on the list, such as, quite possibly, the greatest silent film of them all, the German-expressionist-influenced 1927 masterwork “Sunrise,” shot by Charles Rosher and Karl Struss. Another major snub of note;  My personal top 10 pick, 1958’s “Vertigo,” shot by Robert Burks.
The lists were voted on by ASC members. The full list of 100 Milestone Films  can be found on the group's Instagram and Facebook pages, and at
The ASC Top 10 List:
1. “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), shot by Freddie Young
2. “Blade Runner” (1982), shot by Jordan Cronenweth
3. “Apocalypse Now” (1979), shot by Vittorio Storaro
4. “Citizen Kane” (1941), shot by Gregg Toland, ASC
5. “The Godfather” (1972), shot by Gordon Willis, ASC
6. “Raging Bull” (1980), shot by Michael Chapman, ASC
7. “The Conformist” (1970), shot by Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC
8. “Days of Heaven” (1978), shot by Néstor Almendros, ASC 
9. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), shot by Geoffrey Unsworth
10. “The French Connection” (1971), shot by Owen Roizman