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11th May '16 10:43:58 PM mirisu92
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* An example of using this technique well can be found in Soderburg's ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', where scenes in the US were shot with a blue filter and scenes in Mexico were shot through sienna.

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* An example of using this technique well can be found in Soderburg's Creator/StevenSoderbergh's ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', where scenes in the US were shot with a blue filter and scenes in Mexico were shot through sienna.
9th Apr '16 3:13:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* More generally, it's a common trope in both film and television to shoot New York City through a blue filter to make it look depressing, gritty, and urban, and to shoot California through a yellow or red filter to make it look sunny and cheerful.
** Sometimes the yellow or filter is to make it look sunny all right--but not cheerful, but hot, therefore depressing, gritty, and urban.
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6th Apr '16 4:48:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Every shot in ''SinCity'' invokes this trope due to CityNoir roots and the shot-for-shot nature of recreating a comic book in live action.

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* Every shot in ''SinCity'' ''Film/SinCity'' invokes this trope due to CityNoir roots and the shot-for-shot nature of recreating a comic book in live action.
28th Dec '15 6:26:16 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/ThePhantomCarriage'' (1921), exterior shots have a blue tint while interior shots have a sepia tint.
16th Nov '15 8:13:09 AM SilentHunterUK
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* You can tell the 'dramatic' episodes of ''Serioes/{{Castle}}'' from the 'regular' ones as the show has generally darker lighting.
6th Sep '15 11:51:26 AM nombretomado
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** Crank up the visual treatment in ''NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'', and you'll see how the entire world is seen through a yellow tint and a lens vignette effect to make it feel like a rough, gritty city during the day.

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** Crank up the visual treatment in ''NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'', ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeedMostWanted'', and you'll see how the entire world is seen through a yellow tint and a lens vignette effect to make it feel like a rough, gritty city during the day.
14th Aug '15 9:16:56 PM wootzits
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* The red room attack scene in ''SoukouNoStrain''.

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* The red room attack scene in ''SoukouNoStrain''.''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry''.
23rd Mar '15 4:19:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* An example of using this technique well can be found in Soderburg's ''Traffic'', where scenes in the US were shot with a blue filter and scenes in Mexico were shot through sienna.

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* An example of using this technique well can be found in Soderburg's ''Traffic'', ''Film/{{Traffic}}'', where scenes in the US were shot with a blue filter and scenes in Mexico were shot through sienna.



* The entirety of the Creator/MelGibson gangster film ''Payback'' was seemingly shot in Chicago at the height of Blue Filter Season to emphasize how grim the film was. But an alternate director's cut version (''Payback: Straight Up'') reveals that most of the mood lighting was a post-production effect due to ExecutiveMeddling.
* The movie version of ''SouthPacific'' is an infamous example of color tinting gone wrong, a mistake which haunted director Joshua Logan for the rest of his life.

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* The entirety of the Creator/MelGibson gangster film ''Payback'' ''Film/{{Payback}}'' was seemingly shot in Chicago at the height of Blue Filter Season to emphasize how grim the film was. But an alternate director's cut version (''Payback: Straight Up'') reveals that most of the mood lighting was a post-production effect due to ExecutiveMeddling.
* The movie version of ''SouthPacific'' ''Film/SouthPacific'' is an infamous example of color tinting gone wrong, a mistake which haunted director Joshua Logan for the rest of his life.



* The film ''Thirteen'', noted on the DVD commentary, was shot with warmer colouring when the girls are partying and colder, more stark lighting as things fall apart.

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* The film ''Thirteen'', ''Film/{{Thirteen}}'', noted on the DVD commentary, was shot with warmer colouring when the girls are partying and colder, more stark lighting as things fall apart.



* ''{{Chopper}}'' has all kinds of uncomfortable lighting, including [[UnnaturallyBlueLighting unnatural blue]], [[SicklyGreenGlow sickly green]], and [[BlueOrangeContrast lurid orange/blinding yellow]].

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* ''{{Chopper}}'' ''Film/{{Chopper}}'' has all kinds of uncomfortable lighting, including [[UnnaturallyBlueLighting unnatural blue]], [[SicklyGreenGlow sickly green]], and [[BlueOrangeContrast lurid orange/blinding yellow]].
28th May '14 7:09:14 PM missmoon
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* ''Film/MarginCall'' has a predominantly blue tint as the film is set predominantly at night, amplify the growing realization of what was about to happen to the firm, and to emphasize the fact that the only available lighting are the glow of the computer screens and fluorescent lights.
3rd Apr '14 8:48:53 PM Aiguille
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* ''CSIMiami'' seems to have incorporated another shows use of this trope in its PoorlyDisguisedPilot for ''CSINewYork''. When the camera focused on Mac Taylor (the NY character) it looked darker, while shots of Horatio Caine were brighter.

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* ''CSIMiami'' ''Series/CSIMiami'' seems to have incorporated another shows use of this trope in its PoorlyDisguisedPilot for ''CSINewYork''.''Series/CSINewYork''. When the camera focused on Mac Taylor (the NY character) it looked darker, while shots of Horatio Caine were brighter.



* Used in the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Out of Gas" for flashbacks more than a day or two previous.
* In ''{{Dexter}}'', the kill scenes are usually shot with green gels on the lights to create a sickly or monstrous appearance for the character. In addition, bold red lighting is sometimes used in relation to kills.
* Done frequently in PowerRangers to suggest an AlienSky. The moon usually uses blue tinting, a volcanic planet uses red tinting, and in Series/PowerRangersRPM, the earth post-nuclear RobotWar uses a yellow tint.
* ''VeronicaMars'': One of the notable differences between the Season 4 pitch and the rest of the show was the drastic change in mood lighting. Neptune, Neptune High and Mars Investigations all had very orangey, red warm hues--whereas the FBI office Veronica was slated to work in was all white, blue and cool chrome.

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* Used in the ''{{Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "Out of Gas" for flashbacks more than a day or two previous.
* In ''{{Dexter}}'', ''Series/{{Dexter}}'', the kill scenes are usually shot with green gels on the lights to create a sickly or monstrous appearance for the character. In addition, bold red lighting is sometimes used in relation to kills.
* Done frequently in PowerRangers Series/PowerRangers to suggest an AlienSky. The moon usually uses blue tinting, a volcanic planet uses red tinting, and in Series/PowerRangersRPM, the earth post-nuclear RobotWar uses a yellow tint.
* ''VeronicaMars'': ''Series/VeronicaMars'': One of the notable differences between the Season 4 pitch and the rest of the show was the drastic change in mood lighting. Neptune, Neptune High and Mars Investigations all had very orangey, red warm hues--whereas the FBI office Veronica was slated to work in was all white, blue and cool chrome.
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