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#1 Thomas Olivier

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:39 PM

Hi, I'm trying to make a compilation of films with low key lighting in them for reference and inspiration.
It would be great if some of you could help me by giving me some film titles.

Merci!

Thomas
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#2 Guillaume Cottin

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:17 PM

I can safely say Gordon Willis was a master of low key lighting!
May his work inspire you! He shot the Godfather 2 & 3, Manhattan... And many more
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#3 George Ebersole

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:17 AM

"Dragonslayer", parts of "The Right Stuff", "Bladerunner" (people complained about that one when it first hit the theatres),   A ton of others, but I can't remember them all.


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#4 George Ebersole

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:18 AM

"Imposter" is another fairly decent low light sci-fi actioner.


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#5 Edvardas Zimai

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

Beautiful low-key photography in Army of Shadows (1969). Pierre Lhomme, cinematogapher


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#6 Raphael Van Sitteren

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:56 AM

If you want to go extreme in Low Key look at Philippe Grandrieux's movie "Un Lac"

 

Very loooooow key, so don't watch it unless you're in a pitch black room :)

The movie won some awards for the image.

 

Oh.... and it's been shot and lit by the director itself...  :huh:


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#7 Alexandre de Tolan

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:22 PM

Some collaborations between Sven Nykvist and Ingmar Bergman are very good.


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