Film Noir : Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro is how to use light and dark to make an aesthetic shot.

Compare Zack Snyder's Justice League:

Lois and Martha getting coffee:














Joss Whedon:

Here's the replaced coffee exchange between Lois and Martha. It looks like a sitcom. There's nothing aesthetic about Whedon's shots.

There's no flair or style to his shots.









Study your prey thoroughly, and choose only those who will prove susceptible.

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

Why are you posting about this drivel?

You have good movie taste.

THIS is a movie



Champions league winner and man of the match v England

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

I agree, what point are you trying to make herr. The cinematography of Joker is top tier and Snyder's cinematography is top tier although not subtle.

Study your prey thoroughly, and choose only those who will prove susceptible.

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

I agree, what point are you trying to make herr.
I beg your pardon?

Champions league winner and man of the match v England

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

Are football stadiums usually lit so dark? Looks weird. Like the game is being played in an auditorium. If you have somebody over for coffee don't you turn on a light for them as a courtesy? Is she squatting in an abandoned home? It's depressing. The Justice League isn't supposed to be murky. Static shots from Justice League may be more aesthetic than those from Avengers but after four hours of watching moving images Zack Snyder's hatred of color saturation might grow old.

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It's supposed to be depressing. It's reflecting the character's emotions who are feeling depressed. They miss Clark. Cyborg's dad neglects him and he's feeling sad. Add in the snow, foreshadowing what's to come. The lighting is an extension of the emotions of the characters and helps build the tone.

Why this movie is tolerable in 4 hours is the operatic score and the style. Snyder's attempt at making every scene look epic and emotional by blasting that ambient score at us every 2 seconds (although overused, I admit) and the constant slow-mo's make this fun to watch. I could not sit through a 4-hour MCU film where there is no style, subtle breaking of 4th wall, and every scene looks like it's shot at noon. I need sunglasses to sit through a Marvel movie.

Study your prey thoroughly, and choose only those who will prove susceptible.

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

All of his movies are too dark and under saturated, except Dawn of the Dead. Maybe he tends to make films about depressed people.

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The cgi looks like shit.

Harold,the singing angel harks.

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

Ah, PMS! Reminds me of my days in the corporate world!



Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't. 😼

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

????

Study your prey thoroughly, and choose only those who will prove susceptible.

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

PMS stands for Pantone Matching System, part of which is shown in the post above. It refers to ink colors in commercial printing.



Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't. 😼

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

lmaoooo

that whedon coffee shot looks like a still from The Office

Re: Joss Whedon/MCU don't know how to use chiaroscuro

I don’t think that’s Marvels style.

Harold,the singing angel harks.
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