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10th Apr '16 3:48:01 AM jormis29
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* In the season 3 finale of ''TheWestWing'', while President Bartlet is struggling with the decision to order an assassination, he and Leo meet in a dark corner of a brightly-lit theatre where both have half of their faces obscured by shadows. They have a brief conversation about right and wrong before Bartlet gives the order and walks out of the shadows.

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* In the season 3 finale of ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', while President Bartlet is struggling with the decision to order an assassination, he and Leo meet in a dark corner of a brightly-lit theatre where both have half of their faces obscured by shadows. They have a brief conversation about right and wrong before Bartlet gives the order and walks out of the shadows.



* ''BreakingBad'' uses this extremely often. This fits with the show's themes of double lives, and the subject matter of ProtagonistJourneyToVillain.
** Its PrequelSeries ''BetterCallSaul'' follows suit.

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* ''BreakingBad'' ''Series/BreakingBad'' uses this extremely often. This fits with the show's themes of double lives, and the subject matter of ProtagonistJourneyToVillain.
** Its PrequelSeries ''BetterCallSaul'' ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' follows suit.
5th Apr '16 11:26:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Due to its FilmNoir roots, SinCity indulges in this quite a bit. This is mostly seen in ''Yellow Bastard'' with almost every shot of John Hartigan invoking this trope.

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* Due to its FilmNoir roots, SinCity ComicBook/SinCity indulges in this quite a bit. This is mostly seen in ''Yellow Bastard'' with almost every shot of John Hartigan invoking this trope.
16th Mar '16 11:17:25 AM Dere
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* [[BigBad Giovanni]], the leader of Team Rocket, is shown with a partially-shadowed face in his [[VideoGame/PokemonStadium Pokémon Stadium]] mugshot as well as the mugshot supplied in the official strategy guides for Red, Blue, and Yellow. This is likely also referenced the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime.

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* [[BigBad Giovanni]], the leader of Team Rocket, is shown with a partially-shadowed face in his [[VideoGame/PokemonStadium Pokémon Stadium]] mugshot as well as the mugshot supplied in his character artwork as seeni in the manuals and official strategy guides for of Red, Blue, and Yellow. This is likely also referenced the Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime.Yellow.
11th Mar '16 12:58:40 PM CleverPun
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Persistence of Vision" the crew encounters an alien who greets them this way, which Captain Janeway puts down to psychological warfare. When he does step into the light, Janeway is shocked to see her fiance Mark whom she left back on Earth, as the alien is a telephatic EnthrallingSiren.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Persistence of Vision" the crew encounters an alien who greets them this way, which Captain Janeway puts down to psychological warfare. When he does step into the light, Janeway is shocked to see her fiance Mark whom she left back on Earth, as the alien is a telephatic telepathic EnthrallingSiren.


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* ''BreakingBad'' uses this extremely often. This fits with the show's themes of double lives, and the subject matter of ProtagonistJourneyToVillain.
** Its PrequelSeries ''BetterCallSaul'' follows suit.
9th Mar '16 8:20:54 PM gallium
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* In ''Film/CriesAndWhispers'', Maria's and Karin's disturbing flashbacks are introduced with shots of their faces in dim red light, half in shadow. Anna's maybe-maybe-not dream sequence is also introduced this way.
1st Mar '16 2:54:16 PM RevDave
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-->-- '''Creator/SteveBuscemi''', [[http://youtu.be/bKvU2DumWuk in the opening scene of]] ''Film/{{Desperado}}''

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-->-- '''Creator/SteveBuscemi''', [[http://youtu.be/bKvU2DumWuk [[http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82200459/ in the opening scene of]] ''Film/{{Desperado}}''
20th Feb '16 12:24:33 PM jamespolk
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* Billy is framed this way in ''Film/DaysOfHeaven'', when he's peering into Abby and the farmer's bedroom, before he sneaks in and lures Abby out.
31st Jan '16 3:01:01 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* In ''WebVideo/TIEFighterShortFilm'', the Imperial Commander gets this at one point, coupled with a very sinister grin.
30th Jan '16 3:07:35 AM Dravencour
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->''"He was dark, too. I don't mean dark-skinned. No, this was different. It was as if he was always walking in a shadow. I mean every step he took towards the light, just when you thought his face was about to be revealed, it wasn't. It was as if the lights dimmed... just for him."''

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->''"He was dark, too. I don't mean dark-skinned. No, this was different. It was as if he was always walking in a shadow. I mean every step he took towards the light, just when you thought his face was about to be revealed, it wasn't. It was as if the lights lights... dimmed... just for him."''
24th Jan '16 12:27:49 PM jamespolk
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* ''Many'' times throughout ''Film/JulietOfTheSpirits'', as Juliet's mansion isn't very well lit at night. Jose the bullfighter, whom Juliet is obviously attracted to, is framed this way when he first appears. When Juliet goes to bed while contemplating her husband's infidelity, her face is in shadow except for one strategic beam of light illuminating her eyes. Suzy is [[https://wondersinthedark.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/juliet-2.jpg framed this way]] when attempting to get Juliet to have sex at her house.
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