History Main / HollywoodDarkness

24th Jul '17 1:27:19 PM xcountryguy
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{LightNovel/Haruhi|Suzumiya}} couldn't distinguish the face of a [[spoiler: [[TimeTravel time-traveling]] Kyon]] when she was 13 because they met late in the night, however, in the episode both are clearly recognizable even from afar.

to:

* {{LightNovel/Haruhi|Suzumiya}} couldn't distinguish the face of a [[spoiler: [[TimeTravel [[spoiler:[[TimeTravel time-traveling]] Kyon]] when she was 13 because they met late in the night, however, in the episode both are clearly recognizable even from afar.



* In ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'', Agent Starling gets trapped in a pitchblack basement by [[spoiler: Buffalo Bill]]. She stumbled around like any real person would - moving slowly, panicking with her hands stretched out before her. The audience sees the scene through [[spoiler:Buffalo Bill's night vision goggles as he nonchalantly follows her through the whole cellar. When he performs a DramaticGunCock with his gun to finish her off, she localises him in an instant, whirls around and shoots him down. One of the shots also smashes a darkened window, illuminating the scene for her]].

to:

* In ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'', Agent Starling gets trapped in a pitchblack basement by [[spoiler: Buffalo [[spoiler:Buffalo Bill]]. She stumbled around like any real person would - moving slowly, panicking with her hands stretched out before her. The audience sees the scene through [[spoiler:Buffalo Bill's night vision goggles as he nonchalantly follows her through the whole cellar. When he performs a DramaticGunCock with his gun to finish her off, she localises him in an instant, whirls around and shoots him down. One of the shots also smashes a darkened window, illuminating the scene for her]].
11th Jun '17 9:28:22 PM jtierney50
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** This is lampshaded in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'' when the Man in the Chair mentions that "[Janet] is bathed in the pale blue light of a sympathetic moon ... which is ridiculous, because it's the middle of the day".
29th May '17 9:23:26 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* On ''WKRPInCincinnati'' Venus likes to have the booth dark when he's on the air, which is usually represented by a red light. On more than one occasion Mr. Carlson comes in and switches the lights on full, which temporarily blinds Venus.

to:

* On ''WKRPInCincinnati'' ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' Venus likes to have the booth dark when he's on the air, which is usually represented by a red light. On more than one occasion Mr. Carlson comes in and switches the lights on full, which temporarily blinds Venus.
21st Apr '17 1:53:14 PM DeadlyAssassin
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has certain sections which take place in darkness, and the light is handled very well; you can see fine (though with realistically affected colours) within the area of your torch beam, and can see vague shapes at close range outside the beam, but absolutely nothing further away.

to:

* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has and ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' have certain sections which take place in darkness, and the light is handled very well; you can see fine (though with realistically affected colours) colors) within the area of your torch beam, and can see vague shapes at close range outside the beam, but absolutely nothing further away.
10th Apr '17 11:00:24 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A similar situation for ''{{Sealab 2021}}'', particularly "Fusebox".
* ''ScrewySquirrel'' had a classic scene where a dumb-guy dog chases him into a pitch-black cave. We see only blackness and hear some undecipherable loud sound effects...a moment later Screwy steps out in the light and tells us "Sure was a great gag, folks - too bad you couldn't see it!"

to:

** A similar situation for ''{{Sealab ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'', particularly "Fusebox".
* ''ScrewySquirrel'' ''WesternAnimation/ScrewySquirrel'' had a classic scene where a dumb-guy dog chases him into a pitch-black cave. We see only blackness and hear some undecipherable loud sound effects...a moment later Screwy steps out in the light and tells us "Sure was a great gag, folks - too bad you couldn't see it!"
3rd Apr '17 5:54:04 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Phelous}}'' is likewise none to pleased with the aversion in ''Seventh Moon'', especially since it's combined with JitterCam.

to:

* ''{{Phelous}}'' ''WebVideo/{{Phelous}}'' is likewise none to pleased with the aversion in ''Seventh Moon'', especially since it's combined with JitterCam.
22nd Mar '17 2:19:27 PM aurast
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/{{Dune}}'' (1984), a hnnter-seeker drone is sent into Paul's room to kill him. Paul claims it is too dark for the probe to see, even though the room is well-lit.

to:

* In ''Film/{{Dune}}'' (1984), a hnnter-seeker hunter-seeker drone is sent into Paul's room to kill him. Paul claims it is too dark for the probe to see, even though the room is well-lit.
22nd Feb '17 2:23:14 PM Anddrix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the outdoor nighttime scenes are shot day-for-night with a blue filter.
22nd Feb '17 12:13:51 AM LucaEarlgrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Manga/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune 2'', Hakone is very dark at night, with the only things visible other than your opponents' car lights being whatever is in your headlights. However, ''Maximum Tune 3'' plays this trope straight instead, with Hakone being well-lit despite a clear lack of light sources. ''Maximum Tune 4''[='=]s Hakone is still lit up, but at least there's street lamps to justify it.

to:

* In ''Manga/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune 2'', Hakone is very dark at night, with the only things visible other than your opponents' car lights being whatever is in your headlights. However, ''Maximum Tune 3'' plays this trope straight instead, with Hakone being well-lit despite a clear lack of light sources.sources that make sense. ''Maximum Tune 4''[='=]s Hakone is still lit up, but at least there's street lamps to justify it.
28th Jan '17 4:43:15 AM shawn_allen
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/{{Jaws}}, during the opening scene on the beach, Chrissie Watkins is taking off her clothes to go swimming at "night." This was done with filters to obscure the fully-nude actress, both entering the water and while you see her from the shark's perspective, presumably to keep the PG rating.

to:

* In ''Film/{{Jaws}}, ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', during the opening scene on the beach, Chrissie Watkins is taking off her clothes to go swimming at "night." This was done with filters to obscure the fully-nude actress, both entering the water and while you see her from the shark's perspective, presumably to keep the PG rating.
This list shows the last 10 events of 195. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HollywoodDarkness