Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

The Cinematic Role of Color and Light

There are certain films that are beautifully rendered and a joy to watch because of the way in which the cinematographer has chosen to use light or a certain kind of film that produces striking and dynamic images. Here are a few of my favorite films where color, light and shadows are as central to the end product as are the plot, characters or setting.

Days of Heaven


Red Shoes

In the Mood for Love

Schindler’s List

The Man Who Wasn’t There

The Thin Red Line

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford


Red Shoes