What’s the light source? Why bring the torch?

I know, I know, it’s silly to nitpick an Indiana Jones movie for realism. But even so, I get the feeling that past caves and temples and dungeons and whatnot have been a little … darker.

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02971229049336038270 Jim Janknegt

    It looks to me that this scene is actually very consistently light as if the torch is the sole light source. But man, that is one extremely bright torch!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10404666980227401390 Mike Beidler

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06417844872416400954 jonnyflash

    The question would be if that is a still from the film or a publicity photo, since publicity photos are lit with different concerns than the film itself?


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