Entry #20:Once Upon a Time in the West

This is a shot from Sergio Leone’s film Once Upon a Time in the West. Jill, having been captured by Frank, endures his interrogation in bed. I find the lighting for this shot rather strange. There appears to be a strong back light in a light purple or cyan color. There’s also a spotlight coming straight down on to the bed. There also appears to be a couple other low intensity lights scattered throughout the room. Everything uses a soft distribution. I like the definition the lights bring to the floor and the actors. However, the effect on the room feels strange and very unnatural for a room.

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