Film Language Tag: low-key lighting
Lighting where the main source of light creates a stark contrast between light and dark.
132 Film Clips
"I'm a Girl", Some Like It Hot
Joe/Josephine (Tony Curtis) reminds Jerry/Daphne (Jack Lemmon) to pretend to be a girl after seeing him talk with Sugar (Marilyn Monroe).
A Different Kind of Religion, Alphaville
Alpha 60 ruminates on time and semantics while Lemmy (Eddie Constantine) visits Natacha (Anna Karina) at the programming and memory department.
A Precipitous Fall, Don't Look Now
John is hit by a piece of wood and loses balance while working on the restoration.
Airplanes and Scouting, For Whom the Bell Tolls
The guerilla group observes fascist war planes flying overhead, then sit down to plan their scouting strategy.
Angels, Blade Runner 2049
Niander Wallace looks at the new replicant model and tells Luv to follow K.
Art Party, The Great Beauty
Jep and Ramona go to an art party.
Attempted Murder in a Gallery, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam helplessly witnesses the attempted murder of Monica Ranieri.
Bates Motel Arrival, Psycho
Marion approaches the Bates Motel.
Body in the Park, Blow-Up
Thomas finds a dead body of a man in the park.
Botox Salon, The Great Beauty
Jep visits a botox salon and watches the customers get their treatments.
Buffalo Bill Talks to the Ghost of Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
Buffalo Bill (Paul Newman) talks to the recently deceased Sitting Bull (Frank Kaquitts).
Burt Lancaster, Bellissima
Maddalena and Spartaco reconcile after an exhausting evening.
Cassius's Plan, Sorry to Bother You
The RegalView strike comes to a head but Cassius's plan works perfectly.
Celebration With Italo, The Conformist
Marcello joins Italo at a celebration with other blind people.
Cesare Visits Jane, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Cesare (Conrad Viedt) abducts Jane (Lil Dagover) from her home and carries her away.
Chiron Meets Juan, Moonlight
Young Chiron (Alex R Hibbert) is chased into an abandoned building, where he is found by Juan (Mahershala Ali).
Christmas, The Learning Tree
Newt's (Kyle Johnson) family have a pleasant Christmas morning while Marcus (Alex Clarke) is returned to Spitz Reformatory after an escape attempt.
Closing Scene, The Great Beauty
As Santa Maria climbs the long staircase inside the Scala Sancta, Jep recalls a recurring memory from his past.
Closing Scene, The Night Porter
Max and Lucia dress up and leave the apartment.
Closing Sequence, Don't Look Now
John follows the red-hooded figure while Laura races to catch up to him.
Closing Sequence, Pan's Labyrinth
Ofelia makes the ultimate sacrifice and Vidal receives an appropriate punishment.
Closing Sequence, Reality
Luciano goes to Rome to learn how to be a part of reality shows like Grande Fratello.
Closing Sequence, Zero Dark Thirty
Maya (Jessica Chastain) identifies Osama bin Laden in a body bag. Realizes he is actually dead, she sheds tears on her way home.
Closing Sequence, Some Like It Hot
Joe/Josephine (Tony Curtis) and Jerry/Daphne (Jack Lemmon) escape the hotel with Osgood (Joe E. Brown), and Sugar (Marilyn Monroe) runs to join them.
Colosseum, The Conformist
Marcello realises Lino isn't dead when he finds him at the Colosseum.
Comanches at the Edwards' Homestead, The Searchers
The Edwards family attempts to secure themselves before the arrival of the Comanches.
Counterfeit, Exit Through the Gift Shop
Thierry visits Banksy's London studio and sees some of his work.
Countess Colonna, The Great Beauty
Countess Colonna reminisces about her childhood when she visits her old house, that is now a museum.
Deckard Tests Rachel, Blade Runner
Deckard performs a replicant test on Rachel at the request of Dr. Tyrell.
Edo Discovers the Affair, I Am Love
In an emotional climax, Edo (Flavio Parenti) finally realizes his mother is having an affair with his close friend Antonio (Edoardo Gabbriellini) and then meets his tragic demise by falling and hitting his head on the pool’s stone trim.
Equisapiens, Sorry to Bother You
Steve Lift, CEO of WorryFree, gives Cassius a proposition.
Eww, Beezy!, The Fits
Toni and Beezy play in the gym at night.
Familiar Faces, The Woman in the Window
Professor Wanely (Edward G. Robinson) apparently dies as Alice Reed (Joan Bennett) calls him, only to wake up at the club. He realizes it's all been a dream and recognizes the club employees from his adventures.
Fascist Punishment, Amarcord
Aurelio is forced to submit to the typical fascist punisment of drinking castor oil.
Father Merrin Arrives, The Exorcist
Father Merrin arrives to conduct Regan's exorcism.
Fausto Gets a Beating, I Vitelloni
Fausto (Franco Fabrizi) finds his wife Sandra (Leonora Ruffo) and newborn at his father's house. As he enters his childhood home, he is found at the mercy of his father, bringing out the child within him.
Fever, Umberto D.
Umberto passes a feverish night as he struggles to find a solution to his problems.
Final Battle, Perfect Blue
Mima is confronted by her roommate Rumi, who has adopted Mima's pop idol persona and seeks to kill and replace her.
Flashback to Paris, Casablanca
Rick remembers his time with Ilsa and the arrival of the Nazis in Paris.
Gone, Devil in a Blue Dress
Easy (Denzel Washington) and Mouse (Don Cheadle) engage in a shootout to rescue Daphne (Jennifer Beals) from Albright (Tom Sizemore) and his men at a cabin in the Hollywood Hills.
Good Days and Bad Days, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Marcel (Jenny Slate) takes care of his grandmother, Nana Connie (Isabella Rossellini), and observes the attention they are getting. After ensuring privacy in his home, he goes on to "ice-skate" on a dusty table before he notices a squirrel in the house.
Guila Defends Herself, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
The assailant attempts to murder Guilia.
Has Anna Returned?, L'Avventura
Claudia wakes up in the morning to find that Sandro hasn't come back to their room, making her fear that Anna might have finally returned.
Honey, Its Late, Memento
Leonard wakes up in a room filled with his wife's belongings and has a flashback to her assault.
I Am Afraid of My Will , The Piano
Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill) confronts George Baines (Harvey Keitel) in his bed and informs him of his wish that he take Ada away with him.
Impaled in the Gallery, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam is attacked by Monica in the gallery.
In the Catacombs, Metropolis
Rotwang (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) chases Maria (Brigitte Helm) into the catacombs and kidnaps her.
Induction into the brotherhood, Satya
TAs Satya (J.D. Chakravarthi) is handed a gun by Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpayee), he is given the order to go kill Jagga, who had been disrespectful to him earlier. This is his transition from “tough guy” to “Bhai”, and being a part of Bhiku’s brotherhood.
Iron Doors, Where Is My Friend's House?
A carpenter (Mohammad Hossein Rouhi) from Poshteh shows Ahmad (Babak Ahmadpour) to Nematzadeh's house.
Is This Sarajevo?, Ulysses' Gaze
A (Harvey Keitel) arrives to a besieged Sarajevo.
It Was Always You, Candyman
Helen goes into the prepped bonfire to save Anne-Marie's baby.
Jigsaw Puzzles, Citizen Kane
Susan Alexander Kane does jigsaw puzzles to pass her time at Xanadu.
Keaton Talks to Cloaked Man, The Usual Suspects
A cloaked man approaches Dean Keaton (Gabriel Byrne) and lights a cigarette with him.
Keys to Rome, The Great Beauty
Gep and Ramona are led by Stefano on a night-time tour through Rome's most famous palazzi.
Kwame Ture Speech, BlacKkKlansman
Civil Rights leader Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins) recites a speech at a local rally hosted by the Black Student Union. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) attends, going in undercover on behalf of the police as Philip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Creek (Michael Buscemi) listen in. Ture speaks on the need to embrace Blackness and Black beauty, police brutality, opposition to the Vietnam war, and the fight for racial equality.
La volontà di Dio, Il Divo
Andreotti is interviewed by the head of a famous newspaper.
Lights Off, No Country for Old Men
Lleewelyn discovers transponder and awaits the arrival of Chigurh.
Luciano's Courtyard, Reality
Luciano's friends and relatives celebrate his efforts at the audition.
Manfredi's Torture, Rome, Open City
Manfredi, aka Luigi Ferraris, is tortured and killed by the Gestapo for information on the Italian Resistance.
Marcello and Manganiello, The Conformist
Manganiello confronts Marcello in the dance hall's kitchen about his intentions.
Marcello Calms the Bully Dog, Dogman
At a dog grooming shop, we are introduced to Marcello, who is attempting to give an aggressive dog a bath.
Marina Calls Manfredi, Rome, Open City
Marina tries to reach Manfredi by telephone, but he has abandoned his lodging to evade capture by the Germans.
Marzia, Call Me by Your Name
Elio and Marzia meet up and make love.
Music for Dora, Life Is Beautiful
Guido uses the gramophone at the party to play some music for Dora.
Nick/Gogol Learns About His Name, The Namesake
Max (Jacinda Barrett) visits Nick/Gogol's (Kal Penn) childhood home and meets his parents. Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) tells Nick/Gogol about the origins of his name. A flashback captures Ashoke's traumatic train accident.
Noah and John Break Into a Building, The Defiant Ones
Noah(Sidney Poitier) and John(Tony Curtis) attempt to quietly break into a general store in hopes of obtaining food and tools.
Officer Gets Strangled, No Country for Old Men
Anton Chigurh strangles officer with handcuffs to escape.
Older Model, Blade Runner 2049
K retires an old replicant, living in disguise as a farmer.
One Little Girl, The Matrix
Trinity battles policemen and agents as she attempts to flee the Matrix
Opening Sequence, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
An unknown, black-gloved assailant plans a murder and takes photos of a potential victim as the movie begins.
Opening Sequence, The Piano
Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) plays the piano.
Opening Sequence 2, Ghost in the Shell
The cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi (Atsuko Tanaka) is created.
Plato's Cave, The Conformist
Marcello and his old professor, Professor Quadri discuss Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
Playtime, The Lego Movie
Finn (Jadon Sand) and his dad (Will Ferrell) clean up the super glue as the citizens of Bricksburg recover.
Police Discuss Prisoners' Whereabouts, The Defiant Ones
After a truck holding prisoners crashes, detectives discuss the whereabouts of the two surviving prisoners.
Professor von Braun, Alphaville
Lemmy (Eddie Constantine) invites Professor von Braun (Howard Vernon) to return with him to the Outerlands.
Projection Room, Citizen Kane
Journalists speculate over Kane's death and reporter Jerry Thompson is tasked with the job of investigating further.
Quinlan's Setup, Touch of Evil
After Joe Grandi (Akim Tamiroff) drugs Suzie (Janet Leigh), Quinlan (Orson Welles) double-crosses Grandi and murders him in the hotel room, accidentally leaving his cane behind at the scene of the crime.
Rachel Discovers Herself, Blade Runner
Deckard convinces Rachel that she is a replicant.
Romano's Monologue, The Great Beauty
Romano presents his monologue to the audience.
Roy Confronts His Father, Blade Runner
Roy manipulates his way into Dr. Tyrell's apartment and realizes his fate.
Sally's Beating, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Drayton beats Sally as he drives her to his home.
Searching for Guilia, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam tries to find Guilia.
Sheriff Revisits Crime Scene, No Country for Old Men
Sheriff revisits scene of Llewelyn's death.
Shinier Than Any Ant, Adaptation.
Susan, under the influence of orchid powder, shares a tender moment with Laroche.
Shower Scene, Psycho
Marion is killed in the shower by an unknown assailant.
Siringa's Body, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
While looking for clues, Sam discovers another murdered body.
Solomon is Beaten, 12 Years a Slave
Solomon is beaten by his two kidnappers in prison.
Spying on Angela, Divorce Italian Style
Ferdinando spies on Angela in her room from his bathroom balcony.
Suzy Follows the Footsteps, Suspiria
Suzy hears the footsteps and decides to follow them to Madame Blanc's office.
T'Challa Confronts His Father, Black Panther
M'Baku, leader of the J'Abari tribe, brings Shuri, Ramonda, and Nakia to T'Challa's comatose body. They give him the heart-shaped herb and he confronts T'Chaka in the ancestral plane.
Talia Concept, The Great Beauty
Talia Concept, a performance artist, does a show at an ancient Roman aqueduct.
Tengo Paura, Marriage Italian Style
Domenico meets the young Filumena at the brothel.
Thatcher Library, Citizen Kane
Thompson visits the Thatcher Library to find more information on Kane.
The 4th Victim, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
The assailant attacks the 4th victim in her apartment, in the style of the painting from the antique store.
The Afterlife in Color, What Dreams May Come
Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) arrives in the painted heaven he created for himself and finds his old mentor Albert Lewis (Cuba Gooding Jr.).
The Audition , Bellissima
After seeing Maria's audition reel, Maddalena confronts the filmmakers about their rude comments.
The Blackout, Transcendence
Will chooses to sacrifice all he has built to save his friend Max.
The Chief Questions Delores , In the Heat of the Night
Mr. Purdy (James Patterson) takes Delores (Quentin Dean) to the Chief's (Rod Steiger) office to file rape charges against Sam, while Detective Virgil (Sidney Poitier) also listens in.
The Developed Reels, Ulysses' Gaze
Ivo (Erland Josephson) and A (Harvey Keitel) celebrate over successfully developing the three Malaki reels.
The Encounter, Nosferatu
Ellen Hutter (Greta Schroder) invites the Count (Max Schreck) into her room, in an attempt to defeat him. Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) goes to fetch the physician (John Gottowt) and the imprisoned Knock (Alexander Granach)attempts to warn Orlok. Orlok drinks Ellen's blood but is caught in the morning sunlight and vanishes.
The Killer Revealed, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam finds out the identity of the assailant.
The Killer's Painting, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam inspects the painting that the assailant may have bought.
The Missing Goddess, Letter from an Unknown Woman
Lisa (Joan Fontaine) visits Stefan (Louis Jourdan) at his apartment, and leaves when she realizes he doesn't recognize her.
The Next Mayor, Devil in a Blue Dress
Released from jail, Easy (Denzel Washington) is picked up and questioned by mayoral candidate Matthew Terell (Maury Chaykin).
The Oogie Boogie Song, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oogie Boogie (Ken Page) sings to the abducted Santa (Ed Ivory) about his impending doom.
The Radio Station, The Conformist
Marcello visits his friend, Italo at the radio station.
The Room Below, Show Boat
Gaylord Ravenal (Allan Jones) and Magnolia Hawks (Irene Dunne) sing about their love for each other.
The Stockholders, Strike
While the stockholders meet over drinks and cigars to discuss the workers demands, the police raid the workers.
The Vampire's Fate, Shadow of the Vampire
The film crew, knowing Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) is a vampire, attempt to let in the sunlight to kill Schreck. But Schreck had sabotaged the door, trapping them all inside. Schreck kills Fritz (Cary Elwes) and Albin (Udo Kier) and Murnau (John Malkovich) doesn't stop filming. In the end, the crew arrives and kills Schreck, and Murnau asks for an endboard.
The Wilson Family Encounters Their Doppelgangers, Us
Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) and Jason Wilson (Evan Alex) are in a room with their clones. Adelaide’s clone forces Jason Wilson and his clone to play while the clone gives her life story. Simultaneously Umbrae (Shahadi Wright) and Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) fight their respective clones, finding crafty ways to outmatch their opponents. Eventually the family finds each other and leaves, surviving the encounter.
The Wilsons and Tylers Meet at the Beach, Us
On the way to the Santa Cruz beach the Wilson family sees a dead body. Shortly later the family arrives at the beach and, while interacting with the Tyler family, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) encounters multiple coincidences that throw off her ability to converse with Dahlia Tyler (Elisabeth Moss). Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) converses with Josh Tyler (Tim Heidecker), and Umbrae Wilson (Shahadi Wright) hangs out with Becca (Cali Sheldon) and Nix Tyler(Noelle Sheldon). While the family members are distracted, the youngest, Jason Wilson (Evan Alex) wanders off, forcing Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) to panic while looking for her son.
They Aren't Fairy Tales, Bellissima
Maddalena tells Spartaco why she likes the movies.
Tibbs and Gillespie Talk, In the Heat of the Night
Tibbs (Sydney Poitier) and Gillespie (Rod Steiger) share a quiet moment together at Gillespie's house.
Tony Montana, Gomorrah
Marco and Ciro reenact scenes from Scarface in an abandoned villa belonging to Walter Schiavone of the Casalesi clan.
Torture Devices, The Passion of Joan of Arc
The judges take Joan (Renée Jeanne Falconetti) to view the torture chamber, hoping to intimidate her into a confession. She faints, but does not confess or recant her story.
Tracking Ciotolos, Reality
Luciano and his relatives return to their normal lives after the marriage festivities. r
Trouble on the Ice, Alexander Nevsky
Caught on a patch of thin ice, the retreating Teutonic Knights are finished off by Lake Chudskoe.
Two Strangers, Shadows
Tony (Anthony Ray) takes Leila (Lelia Goldoni) to his apartment, where Lelia loses her virginity.
Ursula Andress, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Sam and Morosini inspect previous convicts to understand the assailant better.
Wakanda Origins, Black Panther
N'Jobu tells his son about their homeland, Wakanda. Later, N'Jobu is confronted by T'Chaka for giving information on Wakanda to arms dealer Ulysses Klaue.
Walk This Way, Young Frankenstein
Frederick (Gene Wilder) arrives in Transylvania and meets the hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and his new lab assistant, Inga (Teri Garr) on his way to the castle he inherited from his infamous grandfather Victor Frankenstein.
We Left Him, Black Panther
Zuri tells T'Challa what happened to his uncle and cousin.
Wiesler's Routine, The Lives of Others
Wiesler returns to his apartment and follows his routine.
Will Begins His Plans, Transcendence
Max is informed by his Rift captors that Will's new digital consciousness manipulated the stock market. Meanwhile, the FBI gets an anonymous tip on the whereabouts of Rift.
Will's Upload, Transcendence
Will Caster's consciousness is uploaded onto a computer but Max Waters suspects that it may be the AI impersonating him.
You're a Mess, Touch of Evil
Captain Quinlan (Orson Welles) visits Tanya (Marlene Dietrich) for information on the car bomb.
Young Jep Almost Drowns, The Great Beauty
Young Jep swims in the ocean and doesn't notice an approaching speedboat.
19 Series Clips
The Truck Driver
"Nosedive", Black Mirror: Season 3, Episode 1
Lacie gets a ride from Susan so she can get to Naomi's wedding.
None of it Is True
"Men Against Fire", Black Mirror: Season 3, Episode 5
Stripe is saved by a Roach as Hunter (Rai) stalks them.
Frank Slips Up
"Hang the DJ", Black Mirror: Season 4, Episode 4
Frank and Amy get back together, but Frank checks the expiry date without her.
"Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too", Black Mirror: Season 5, Episode 3
Rachel, Jack, Ashley, and Ashley Too stop Catherine's presentation.
"Episode 2", Humans: Season 1, Episode 2
A group of men called Headcrakers steal, mod (modify), and resell synths.
Uploading the Code
"Episode 1", Humans: Season 2, Episode 1
Niska and Astrid, a German woman, form a relationship. Niska decides to upload the code to make synths conscious.
Making an Inquiry
"Episode 2", Humans: Season 2, Episode 2
Laura explains that she is making a formal inquiry to find out if synthetics can think and feel like humans. She hopes to prove their consciousness to defend Niska in trial.
"Episode 3", Humans: Season 2, Episode 3
Niska is forced to look at various video clips, with her vitals monitored, to determine if she is truly conscious and therefore deserving of human rights.
"Episode 5", The Feed: Season 1, Episode 5
Lawrence explains to Tom why he put the latest version of the Feed into people's genetics.
The Miyu Virus
"Episode 5", The Feed: Season 1, Episode 5
Ben is haunted by the corrupted virtual version of Miyu.
"What We Owe to Each Other", The Good Place: Season 1, Episode 6
Eleanor and Michael kick back and have fun by trying to get their minds off of work.
"A Girl from Arizona", The Good Place: Season 4, Episode 1
Jason reboots Derek and Eleanor tries to convince Simone that the afterlife is real.
"Employee of the Bearimy", The Good Place: Season 4, Episode 5
Michael and Jason successfully break into the Bad Place to rescue Janet, but Vicki shows up in her Michael suit.
One Last Idea
"Help Is Other People", The Good Place: Season 4, Episode 7
As time runs out for the experiment, Eleanor comes up with one last idea to help Brent.
Baby Lenny Makes an Entrance
"Episode 1", The Young Pope: Season 1, Episode 1
Making his way over and through a giant mound of motionless babies, the young pope arrives in Piazza San Marco, Venice.
Sister Mary Spies
"Episode 2", The Young Pope: Season 1, Episode 2
Sister Mary follows Cardinal Voiello out of Vatican City and spies him with his young friend.
A Divine Encounter
"Episode 3", The Young Pope: Season 1, Episode 3
Valente meets Esther in St. Peter's square and brings her to Lenny, who suffers a seizure in her presence.
Dolores and William
"Dissonance Theory", Westworld: Season 1, Episode 4
Dolores does not realize that she is different from William.
"Trompe L'Oeil", Westworld: Season 1, Episode 7
Ford catches Theresa and Bernard spying, and reveals the truth about Bernard.