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Roger Deakins: 30 of the Best Shots from His Films

You’ve seen us talk and talk about the brilliance of Roger Deakins on We Bought a Blog. However, for non-cinephiles, knowing the man behind the camera may not be easy to peg. Thanks to popular demand from our readers, here are thirty amazing shots from his films. I only allowed one shot per film so that you can see the amazing magnitude of his work.

1984 – Directed by Michael Radford (1984)

Sid and Nancy – Directed by Alex Cox (1986)

Homicide – Directed by David Mamet (1991)

Barton Fink – Directed by Joel Coen (1991)

The Secret Garden – Directed by Agnieszka Holland (1993)

The Hudsucker Proxy – Directed by Joel Coen (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption – Directed by Frank Darabont

Dead Man Walking – Directed by Tim Robbins (1995)

Fargo – Directed by Joel Coen (1996) 

Kundun – Directed by Martin Scorsese (1997)

The Big Lebowski – Directed by Joel Coen (1998)

The Siege – Directed by Edward Zwick (1998)

The Hurricane – Directed by Norman Jewison (1999)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Directed by Joel Coen (2000)

A Beautiful Mind – Directed by Ron Howard (2001)

The Man Who Wasn’t There – Directed by Joel Coen (2001)

The Village – Directed by M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

Jarhead – Directed by Sam Mendes (2005)

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

No Country For No Men – Directed by The Coen Brothers (2007)

Doubt – Directed by John Patrick Shanley (2008)

Revolutionary Road – Directed by Sam Mendes (2008)

Wall-E* – Directed by Andrew Stanton *Visual Consultant (2008)

The Reader – Directed by Stephen Daldry

A Serious Man – Directed by The Coen Brothers (2009)

True Grit – Directed by The Coen Brothers (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon*- Directed By Chris Sanders & Dean Dubois (2010) *Visual Consultant

Rango* – Directed by Gore Verbinski (2011) *Visual Consultant

Skyfall – Directed by Sam Mendes (2012)

Prisoners – Directed by Denis Villaneuve (2013)

How to Train Your Dragon 2*- Directed By Chris Sanders & Dean Dubois (2014) *Visual Consultant

Sicario – Directed by Denis Villaneuve (2015)

Blade Runner 2049 – Directed by Denis Villaneuve (2017)

1917 – Directed by Sam Mendes (2019)

What are some of your favorite moments in Roger Deakins career? Let us hear your picks in the comments below!

Loves movies, TV, and other Pop Culture happenings. Got his BA from Florida State University in English Literature and Sport Management. Got his MA from UCF in Mass Communication.

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