The Ipcress File

Anyone who has any interest in cinematography should kill for a widescreen import. Every frame is a lesson in a long forgotten art. The strength of the cinematography comes primarily from its use of negative space. Every frame is set up to increase a feeling of paranoia. As the film progresses, tilts are added to increase an atmosphere of uncertainty. When the film climaxes with a brainwashing sequence, we believe totally in the process because every shot has led us to an understanding of what the protagonist is going through. (More) BAFTA Awards: Best British Art Direction (Colour), Best British Film, Best British Cinematography (Colour).