Why all this darkness in film?
Maybe it’s just my imagination. Maybe it has been like this all along and I’m just now getting in synch with reality and noticing. It seems like in the past year or two I’ve seen increasing numbers of movies which have an AWFUL lot of screen time in darkness so complete that I can’t make out ANYTHING, much less details.
Am I losing my eyesight? Am I just accidentally picking the right ones in my netflix selection, filmed and directed by dorks who feel that darkness gets them off the hook for plot building and effects?
It’s driving me crazy. I can’t tell what the heck is going on.
I need to know the rationale behind the whole “Let’s shoot all these scenes in the dark” thing. I just want to scream at the actors; “For God’s sake, turn on a light!”
Or give me a list of movies that are adequately lit all the way through. Or if it’s me, tell me. Please do it nicely. I’ve had kind of a rough week.