I'm puzzled by a shot in the Godfather, shot by Gordon Willlis ASC. It is a beautifully modeled shot of the Chief's face when he meets Michael Corleone outside of the hospital-then breaks his jaw. The key is coming from camera left and there is an edge backlight, but I can't figure out how he lit that sliver on the right eye. Is the key just a hair to the right to cause it to spill over the other side? because nose shadow is very hard. Or is it a special? there is no reflection in that eye to give away the source-so a bounce? It seems too bright for that. Any ideas?
Edited by pierre robichaud, 16 February 2014 - 09:09 PM.