Sunday, September 30, 2018

Lynch's Lights

At the 43:33 mark of episode 11 of season 2 of Jessica Jones, there's a beautifully shot scene in which Jessica has an internal conflict with a mental manifestation of her abuser from the show's first season. In a dimly lit hospital waiting room, Jessica, through dialogue with her hallucination, comes to terms with her actions of the second season. The background lighting is the same shade of purple associated with Jessica's tormentor, while in the foreground Jessica's face is partially obscured by the lights of New York. The scene is only about a minute long, but I was struck by the beautiful effect.

The episode was directed by Jennifer Lynch, daughter of one of my favourite directors, David Lynch. She's clearly carved out her own visual style, and I like it. 

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