Originally Posted by emgesp
Those scenes do not make sense when they are using lanterns, or candles when there is so much light in room.
I want you to read what I wrote again, and then I want you to go and watch some of those old horror movies that this one references. They are filled with scenes of characters carrying lamps into overlit sets.
Further, here is the shot in question (resized from Xylon's screencap):
You will note the torch on the wall
that's meant to be casting light about the room.
And here's the new master:
The scene is now crushed into oblivion. Are we meant to believe that the torch casts no light?
The effect of the journal text is now almost completely gone
. Again, why would Coppola create the effect if he didn't want anyone to see it?
Most of you guys obviously have very little knowledge in the art of cinema.
Wait just a minute here, bucko. You better retract that comment. Some of us here have extensive backgrounds in film study, film criticism, and filmmaking. I would venture that some of us are much more knowledgable on the subject than yourself.
Lighting is key and it greatly effects the mood of the movie. The new darker master gives a more romantic gothic feel to the movie.
Yes, lighting is very important. The original version of this scene was very beautifully lit. Notice the pool of light around the door that gradually fades off into darkness, retaining just enough to define the set and see the journal effect.
The new version.... All of that is gone. It's completely devoid of any sense of lighting.