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Murnau's dark: "City Girl" and lantern light

 
From City Girl (1930); featuring Charles Farrel, Mary Duncan, Edith Yorke, David Torrence, and Richard Anderson; directed by F.W. Murnau; production design by Edgar G. Ulmer; cinematography by Ernest Palmer:
I loved high contrast lighting it’s suited to the era. It’s difficult for cinematographers these days to make the compromise between low and high key work due to modern subject matter..

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