Wed 25 May, 2011 07:57 pm
This should be easy. Many years ago I saw a film in which, near the end, the heroine hears voices from either the past, or from a trial, I forget which. She is sitting motionless, and as each new voice starts, the lighting on her changes dramatically. It is a study in Hollywood lighting, and now that I'm a photographer, I'd love to see it again. I think it was a Hitchcock film.
Was it 'Witness For The Prosecution' - Marlene Dietrich?
Maybe it's Dial M for Murder - at the end the judge reads several statements with the focus just on the heroine (Grace Kelly), and I believe the lighting does change. It's a GREAT MOVIE in any event, one of my faves, even if it's not the one you want. :~)
I agree. That scene in Dial M for Murder may be what Canonsteinway is looking for.
Thanks! That sounds very probable. I just ordered it, and am looking forward to seeing it. I love Billy Wilder.
Cool! I'll see both. My mental image (from about 50 years ago) is more of Grace Kelly than Marlene Dietrich, but we'll see... I'll let you know.
Yes, it was Dial M for Murder. The scene is at 1:12 and lasts a minute, in which there are 5 different lightings. Funny, I remembered it as black-and-white, but it's really in color. Thanks a million!