For example, when Peg enters Edwards mansion the lighting is very dark, spooky, evil, and low key. Unlike the high key lighting Burton uses in the beginning of the movie when he shows the neighborhood, the low-key lighting used in this scene makes the mansion have a sense
Mr.Burton does this to make Jim seem larger and more Threatening rather than small and powerless like Kim. He also uses Lighting to create mood or feeling in the movie. When peg first discovers the old house, the low lighting creates suspicion and nervousness
In the films, Big Fish and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton uses high key lighting to show how fun something is. A very good example of this is when the kids go into the chocolate room and everything inside is edible, this room is illuminated with high key lighting to make the place look very welcoming and fun. Another example of this is in Big Fish when Edward Bloom takes daffodils to Sandra Templeton the scene is full with high key light to show how much love Edward put into getting the flowers. A way to look at this is that, as the viewer watches this scene their heart probably get "warm" and feel the way Sandra probably would in this way Burton can make the viewer relate to the
The lighting in Donnie Darko movie is a key component of composition which creates our sense of illuminating for people and things. This movie uses two sources of lighting; natural light, such as daylight, when the scene is in an outdoor area for example, walking from school, at home, waiting at bus stop, or playing outside of the school on sunny days. Another source of light is artificial spotlight which is used in the movie indoors to cut and shape the light at the dining table, in the classroom or in the psychotherapist's house. Also, distinct shadows are used as an essentially smooth surface that reflects hard light in the Halloween party to feature deep shadows and scary areas in function of the plot. Three-points of lighting create ominous shadows in the horror genre for all the actors at Donnie and Elizabeth's Halloween party with lighting from below the cast to create monstrous objects in real life.
Rear Window The film masterpiece “Rear Window” is directed by Alfred Hitchcock and is known for its unique ability to connect to the hearts of many. The movie intrigues the audience from the opening scene to the dramatic amusement, Hitchcock’s movie is near impossible to predict and is composed of multiple plot twists and surprises. Despite being a harsh movie critic, I truly appreciated every single detail that is put forth by the Director. Unsurprisingly, Hitchcock is known for countless other amazing films such as, “Psycho”, “Vertigo”, and “North by Northwest”.
The audience sees Emily creeping out of the depths of the ground trying to grab Victors leg. The lights are dim and you can’t see what’s happening, you are in suspense to see what happens to Victor. Tim burton uses lighting to get across what he wants his scenes emotions to feel
In the film Sunset Boulevard many characters struggled with wishes, lies and dreams of fame and fortune. The film states the corruption in Hollywood and that people will do anything to get ahead. With hope and delusion each character tries to gain happiness, while only being self-destructive and isolating themselves. The characters ultimately deny their problems and confuse those around them. One character in the film who struggles with her wishes, lies and dreams is, Norma Desmond, a washed up actress.
The entire room is dark without any lights in the room, and the ceiling skylight window is the only source of light that comes through the room. Jack also thinks that Room’s atmosphere and the actual Room are all that exists in the real world, and everything that he sees on television just exists on television and not in real life. Joy then lets Jack know that there is more to the real world than Room and its atmosphere. Together, they both get a glimpse of the outside world as they leave Room and head to the hospital and start over in a new home. The first half of the film takes place in the tiny shelter named Room, and this first half is filmed in low-key lighting.
The life course perspective of linked or independent lives emphasizes the principle that people are reciprocally connected on several levels. In this perspective it calls attention to how relationships both support and control an individual’s behavior (Hutchinson, 2010). In the movie The Help, I took great notice of the life course perspective, Linked lives, being exemplified between Ms. Celia Foote and Ms. Minny. They provided social and emotional support throughout the movie that benefited the both of them greatly. Prior to Ms. Minny becoming the maid for Ms. Celia, a housewife, she had no idea who would hire her again due to her getting fired by Ms. Hilly, for using a toilet that was not assigned for her to use.
The use of background light was an important focus in this picture, there was less attention to lighting the actors faces but in almost every frame there is well placed background light often combined with a moving light source. Repetition was also evident within the visual composition of the frame, the actors were rarely positioned within the center of the frame but always to the left or the right with a light source covering them from behind. Ridley Scott perfectly matches colorful high key light with low key lights creating impeccable contrast, this lighting used could be described as a modern Citizen Kane style. Although this is overall a very dark and low light film, the motif of shadows and darkness allows the beauty of light to truly be
In the film Sunset Boulevard many character struggled with wishes, lies and dreams of fame and fortune. The film states the corruption in hollywood and that people will do anything to get ahead. With hope and delusion each character tries to gain happiness, while only being self-destructive and isolating themselves. The characters ultimately deny their problems and confuse those around them. One character in the film who struggles with her wishes, lies and dreams is, Norma Desmond, a washed up actress.
There is a different lighting for every setting.for example Benjamin Martin’s Malita has a base within a swamp and the lighting makes the scene feel dark and gloomy or when Benjamin’s oldest son, Gabriel, gets married the lighting is bright and cheery. The Patriot does a good job at making the lighting realistic and sets the mood for dramatic scenes. There is many realistically lighted scenes with light passing through trees and windows as you will see in this video. I believe that the main theme of the movie is patriotism. Patriotism is defined as an act of support and devotion in one’s country("Patriotism").
Lighting is used rather traditionally for the majority of the movie and helps to distinguish the “good” from the “bad”. For instance, the original Maria is shown in soft-key, angelic lighting that casts a halo around her to emphasize her purity and beauty. The fake Maria, on the other hand, is shot in harsh lighting that creates a dark, unsettling vignette around her. This lighting style creates a contrast between protagonists and antagonists and is used frequently in Hollywood cinema.