Screenshot of The Mystery of Temple Court - Low-key lighting

Screenshot of Vitagraph's thriller The Mystery of Temple Court

Description

A screenshot from The Mystery of Temple Court.

Release Date: 18 March 1910 (USA)

Low key lighting for sinister effect in The Mystery of Temple Court.

This Vitagraph's thriller, has low-key lighting for a scene of murder, and their Conscience (1912) shows low-key lighting done solely with artificial light for a scene of terror.

Licence

Public domain in the United States

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