Designing some shots for my upcoming short film and I came upon a wonderful film by Otto Preminger entitled 'Whirlpool'. About 50 seconds into the clip you will see a wonderful lighting effect that shows how Gene Tierney becomes completely spellbound by Richard Conte. I wanted to use this as the final shot for the short film. Of course it's not going to be done in b&w, and I'm using the 2.35 cinemascope frame. The sequence of shots in this clip are so alluring, it's great because you're not really paying attention to the words, but the faces. Of course Richard Conte and Gene Tierney, you can't find this kind of talent anymore.
I'm lighting most of the scenes with Joker bugs, I think for the eye effect I can use a super wide lens to beam on the eye light. I still feel it's super difficult to get it as good as the legendary Arthur C. Miller! But one can only try.