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Cinematography: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition by Blain Brown

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Figure 4.1. Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew. The lighting carries a great deal of the storytelling power of the image.

Visual Storytelling

Figure 4.2. The transition from black-and-white to color in the film Memento is a visual metaphor for transitioning from the past (black-and-white) to the present (color). (top) The character picks up a developing Polaroid. (middle) His POV as the Polaroid develops and starts to show color. (bottom) Back on him, the scene has transitioned to color.

Figure 4.3. (top) Visual metaphor in Apocalypse ...

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