Entry #17: Vertigo

This is a shot from Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. I really enjoyed the whole sequence that this shot is from in the film. Judy is wrestling with whether or not to continue seeing Scottie. I think the lighting in this shot enhances that feeling of indecision. The way that the green side light leaves one side of Judy’s face in sharp detail and the other in deep shadow depicts the turmoil she’s in. I think this is a great example of reinforcing a mood through lighting.


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