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, "sallitt1" <sallitt@...> wrote:
"...THE MARK OF ZORRO clearly shows me some of the pleasure in light and shadow that Thomson makes much of."
I found my copy of Milne's book and he quotes Mamoulian from an article in a June 1941 issue of "American Cinematographer" where Mamoulian talks about his interest in lighting and mentions that he studied Spanish Old Master paintings for BLOOD AND SAND and applied specific color schemes to different parts of the movie. This shows that Mamoulian certainly calculated the effects he wanted for specific scenes in this movie and his other movies as well. The problem is, the results are more often than not obviously calculated.