His use of low key lighting brings out a dark sense of mystery to show this is an example form Edward scissor hands. In the being scene with the mansion when Peg Boggs goes up to the roof in a dark corner crouches Edward he looks evil because of the low key lighting. Another example is in beetle juice when the Maitlands get home right after they crash it is
Edward growing up without a father made him antisocial and solitary as well. So the low key lighting used in the flashbacks of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands is used to show sad past events and how those events made the character who they are
The American director, Tim Burton has a way with manipulating lighting, camera angles, and music to highlight his quirky, yet dark style of movies. Tim uses camera angles to direct the viewers’ vision to a specific setting or character to expose something from a certain character’s point of view. For example, in Tim’s movie, Big Fish, he has a low angle of Karl the Giant. The use of this cinematic technique is to emphasize Karl’s height, especially compared to Edward Bloom’s. Another employment of camera angles is in Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, when Kim was in the window of the inventor’s mansion, they had a low angle of her, which was used to show here as the townspeople below saw her.
“Innocence is what he knows, beauty is what she sees.” -In the words of Edward Scissorhands. The well-respected and director Tim Burton is always admired for his distinctive yet astonishing films. He uses many cinematic techniques in one of his most popular films, Edward Scissorhands, but a wide variety he uses would be some such as framing/angles, music/sound and lighting. In Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton uses framing/angles as emphasis in the fulfillment of one certain scene. He uses a long shot to show the vulnerability of the character.
Peg had to calm her down to tell her that Edward was someone not to fear, despite his gargantuan scissors for hands. Additionally, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, after the characters hear the song about Willy Wonka, a various number of shot-reverse-shots were used to show their blank faces as they looked at him in disgust. The only people who thought of Willy Wonka as normal were Charlie and his grandpa. The other parents, especially didn’t regard him as normal. When Wonka put out his hand, none of them even thought twice about shaking his hand.
The Finch’s new friend is curious, creative, and sensitive. Dill’s curiosity brought him and his friends into a series of adventures at the Radley place. He dares Jem to touch the house, saying, “I won’t say you ran out on a dare an’ I’ll trade you The Grey Ghost if you just go up and touch the house (18).” His curious nature often gets the children in trouble, such as the time Jem lost his pants during the children’s expedition into the Radley’s collard patch. Although Atticus suspects something, Dill convinces the adults that they were playing strip poker (with matches) down by Miss Rachel’s pond. Even after the close call, Dill continues to try to make Boo come out.
Next, the game of chess is symbolic, “Hark at the wind,” said Mr. White, who, having seen a fatal mistake after it was too late, was amiably desirous of preventing his son from seeing it” (Jacobs 173). Chess symbolizes life. In life there are many unexpected twists and it’s difficult to navigate without a fool-proof strategy. Mr. White made the wrong decisions in chess and also the wrong decisions for his family. Another example, arguably the most important, is the monkey’s paw, “His hand grasped the monkey’s paw and with a little shiver he wiped his hand on his coat and went up to bed” (Jacobs 177).
Darkness creates a dearth of chances. There is darkness in which the students are trapped in but are alien to the light and consequently have no future. The reminiscing done by the narrator on sonny and his childhood succors to expound more on light and darkness. He also reckons the importance of the silence and "the darkness growing against the windowpanes". He believes the darkness is generational and originates from the past in his family.
Yet, the seemingly perfect relationship between significantly crumbles ends with patent gore and shock. Horror stories are usually staged in familiar places, for example in the modern era, haunted households, corpses in the wardrobe, etcetera. By writing about a familiar atmosphere, the author summons fear within the hearts of the readers as they anticipate the same thing will happen to them as they venture past grounds similar to the ones in the story, a psychological feat. Consequently, “the two table lamps alight-hers and the one by the empty chair opposite” depict the cosy aura within the Maloney household. By using the words ‘chair opposite’ and ‘table lamps’, where technology had arisen, the ambience is bright and mellow.
In Avatar the use of light and colour was used to bring the world of Pandora to life, and create a mystical theme, all while still creating a life like effect. Many cool colours were used such as blues, greens and purples to aid in the softness of mise-en-scene. Low key lighting was used to create suspicion or suspense for the audience, as well as naturalistic lighting to give the audience an idea of what it would look like if it was real life. Different filters were placed over scenes to evoke emotions; for example, when Jake Sully and Neytiri had their first intimate scene front lighting was in use to create an innocent, halo effect on the actors. Another factor which impacts the theme and meaning is sound.