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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The present research handles the artistic capabilities of lighting and color in highlighting the cinematic scenes in horror movies (place and characters) based on the lighting source, the angle of its fall, its contrast, color controlling, as well as the analysis of the artistic employment of lighting language in horror movies from the semiotic entrance. It adopts the descriptive-analytical approach. The results demonstrated that we cannot always link low-key lighting and low contrast to horror movies as innovation sometimes appears in breaking the rules. Furthermore, the creativity of the director of cinematography appears in changing the optical significances in horror movies on both syntagmatic and paradigm levels within the movie.

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