LHickman_Hobbs VS Deckard

I choose “Fast & Furious” once again, because this was an excellent action movie.  I never paid attention to how the light affects a scene.  As I watched the movie again the fight scene between Hobbs (The Rock) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Stathom) was very interesting to me so I choose this particular scene for this week blog.

What are the benefits of the style of lighting used? How did this technique contribute to the theme? How was the lighting technique suited to the genre of the film? For example, documentary films tend to rely on natural light as a way of creating an overall tone of authenticity.

Action Thrillers and Crime Thriller benefits from using low light because the shadows and the siloets of the bodies in the scene gives that added suspense to the movie.  In the fight scene it started off with the Hobbs heading back towards his desk to find a black figure sitting at his desk.  This was beneficial to this scene because it gave Deckard like evil ora around him.  As the fight scene progress the different variations of light helps so you can really engage into the movie. But it’s not too bright of a light. It still gives a dark shadow on Deckard as if to associate with the evil criminal and Hobbs as the good guy.

The lightening contributed to the theme because in action thrillers there are generally a good guy and bad guy and the low light helps gives the movie suspense.

Compare how the scene would play if different choices had been made.

Had there been different lightening in the scene the suspense of the character Deckard would not have been the same.  It would have taking away from the seriousness of the two characters.


machinima.(march 19,2015).Furious 7-Exclusive Clip “The Rock VS Jason Statham” Retrieved from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?


Ramos,Giorgio.(April 4, 2015).”Furious 7 Is The Best In The Franchise”.retieved from: http://movietalkexpress.com/2015/04/04/furious-7-is-the-best-in-the-franchise/

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