Cinematography In "The Night Of The Hunter"

590 words - 2 pages

The Night of the Hunter directed Charles Laughton, was a major step into the cinematography industry. Our first clue to this is how the movie was shot in black and white and kept that way. As the movie progresses you see various special effects, sounds, music, camera angles, and surroundings.The movie opens when Ben Harper committed murder for $10,000. He hides the money and makes daughter Pearl and son John promise not to tell anyone where it is hidden, not even their mother Willa. He does this to help ensure that his kids will get the money and not some vengeful villain. After he has been taken away to prison and awaiting hanging, Ben meets his cellmate, the Preacher, who unsuccessfully tries to get Ben to reveal where he stashed the money. When Preacher is released from prison he heads for the Harper home, intent on finding the money. Preacher charms Willa and they get married. The Preacher kills Willa when she learns his motives. With only the kids Pearl and John separating him from a small fortune, the Preacher unleashes the full force of his true, evil self. After many incidents to try to get the money, he does fail and gets killed.The lead cinematographer Stanley Cortez, uses excellent camera angles and lighting to display the content portrayed in this film. The movie itself is was shot in West Virginia, and made so it's a gloomy out of reality type of film. The camera angles are also excellent. When the Preacher is discussing things with Willa in the bedroom, the camera angles make it as if the steeple in a church is there. This perhaps, might related to the preachers deceiving ways and his "Good" and...

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