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LadyCascades

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  1. I saw someone else on this board refer to Lang as the "master of shadows" and after watching the opening clip of M I'd have to agree. The most striking use of shadow is undoubtedly that of Beckert's looming over the off-screen child, the police poster titled "MURDER" as it's backdrop. But even from the beginning Lang uses shadows to build an atmosphere that is, in a word, foreboding. The children from the very first scene, shot from above, cast pointed menacing shadows around themselves. Both underscoring the darkness inherent in the game they innocently play and the evil lurking around their
  2. I saw someone else on this board refer to Lang as the "master of shadows" and after watching the opening clip of M I'd have to agree. The most striking use of shadow is undoubtedly that of Beckert's looming over the off-screen child, the police poster titled "MURDER" as it's backdrop. But even from the beginning Lang uses shadows to build an atmosphere that is, in a word, foreboding. The children from the very first scene, shot from above, cast pointed menacing shadows around themselves. Both underscoring the darkness inherent in the game they innocently play and the evil lurking around their
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