Observations on Film Art: Comedy, Suspense, and Three-Point Lighting in TO BE OR NOT TO BE

In this episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor Kristin Thompson explores how Ernst Lubitsch and cinematographer Rudolph Maté make sophisticated use of lighting to mark TO BE OR NOT TO BE,’s daring shifts in in tone and genre, from farce to espionage thriller to dark drama.


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