Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 31, Top Ten Tuesday, All about the visuals

       Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Visit their blog for more details on how to participate. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list on specific topic.

Topic: All about the visuals: Top Ten Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics or Top Ten Favorite Picture Books
       I am not keen on graphic novels and comics, so I've decided to look into movies. The main criteria is: the graphics or work of camera should be unique, outstanding and memorable.

1. Tron: Legacy (2010)
TRON: Legacy turned out to be a very stylish movie. There is not much of a plot, but a simple sci-fi thrill ride, in terms of action, visuals, and unpretentious fun.

2. Sucker Punch (2011)
 "Sucker Punch" is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. The hyper stylized visuals are spectacular and a total delight, but unfortunately they are not enough to make up for an empty plot. Even with all that the film is spectacular.

3. Ying Xiong (Hero) (2002)
 There is nothing as poetic in its simplicity as Hero. It is an incredibly beautiful adaptation of ancient Chinese legend. In the film tells one story from three perspectives and each perspective has a different color and each color has a particular sense in it.

4. What Dreams May Come (1998)
This movie takes you on an amazing journey through heaven and hell. Strong dramatic acting by Robin Williams and stunning visuals for the time make this movie an unforgettable experience. A truly beautiful and imaginative film conveys a very dreamy and colorful world through its spectacular cinematography.

5. Life Of Pi (2012)
 "Life of Pi" isn't just a visual effects movie stuck at sea. There's a compelling story here as well. It is so good to see the result of proper usage of 3D technology and visual effects that make a film unforgettably gorgeous to look at.

6. Sin City (2005)
Sin City is a gloriously stylized world unlike anything you could see before. The visionary quality of the cinematography (black and white with occasional color accents) and the computer-generated effects are without question stunning. Eccentricity is the main theme of the movie.

7. Russian Ark (2002)
 Shot in a single take. The first three attempts were not good, but the fourth was successful. It can sound like a joke: to shoot a movie in one shot, but the footage speaks for itself: brilliantly costumed characters fill the screen, the camera smoothly moves along the rooms of the Hermitage.

8. Lawrence of Arabia of Arabia (1962)
Masterpiece of filmmaking, shot in the 70s, is a superlative cinematic look at the desert. The imagery here is absolutely breathtaking. The wide screen format captures the vast emptiness of the desert.

9. Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
This movie is full of eye-popping special effects, and featuring a pitch-perfect cast and fabulous nature footage. Each part has its visual theme: 1 - scenery and picturesque view of the lands; 2 - spectacular battle actions; 3 - all of the above combined with multiplied visual effects and intensity.

10. Avatar (2009)
 This is not a movie; this is a one whole visual effect that has a story in it. Incredibly colorful and diverse world is reviled on the screen that makes us hold breath from excitement.


  1. Great choices! I was really pleased by the adaptation of Life of Pi. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. @Lauren, totally agree with you. This is the case when a movie is on the same level as the book))

  2. Nice spin on this week's topic!

    Here's a link to my TTT post for this week:

  3. Nice spin on the topic this week! I loved Avatar and SuckerPunch saw both in theater twice :)

    1. @Kimberly, I would not say I was impressed by SuckerPunch too much, but the visuals were fantastic, one cannot deny that.

  4. I did not do a list today for myself, I asked my daughter if she wanted to help and list her favorite books!
    I never read a comic book.So The only ones I read were the VA and Percy Jackson graphic novels. But we did something a little different. Allyson added some comics she read on her list.
    Also check out our easy to enter Valentine's giveaway!

    My TTT.

  5. I did a movie themed topic this week as well!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/top-ten-tuesday-94/