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7th Sep '17 3:34:54 PM Occidensill
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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films, the battles at Helm's Deep and Osgiliath are shown in a blue tint.
** This is supposed to invoke night, as that's when the battles take place, with the opposing troops being less hindered by the darkness than the heroes are.



* The future scenes in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films look like this.

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* The future scenes in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films look like this.



** The lighting used on the shows seems to extend to the DVD packaging with CSI being in green boxes, ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' being in blue boxes and ''Series/CSIMiami'' being in -- you guessed it -- orange boxes.

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** The lighting used on the shows seems to extend to the DVD packaging with CSI being in green boxes, ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' being in blue boxes and ''Series/CSIMiami'' being in -- you guessed it -- orange boxes.



* ''Murphy's Law'': Murphy has to infiltrate various criminal organisations, often ending up in harsh situations -- emotionally and physically. These get the blue filter treatment. In "Go Ask Alice" the lighting visibly changes: from normal to starker and starker blue as Murphy discovers a whole family has been shot. There is a quick slide back into warm tones as he drives away for the next scene -- which is a quiet, rural, conversational scene. The color isn't always explicable in-scene, but has assumed a life of its own, like visible background music.

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* ''Murphy's Law'': Murphy has to infiltrate various criminal organisations, organizations, often ending up in harsh situations -- emotionally and physically. These get the blue filter treatment. In "Go Ask Alice" the lighting visibly changes: from normal to starker and starker blue as Murphy discovers a whole family has been shot. There is a quick slide back into warm tones as he drives away for the next scene -- which is a quiet, rural, conversational scene. The color isn't always explicable in-scene, but has assumed a life of its own, like visible background music.



** For a more technical explanation, the blue tint of "white" [=LEDs=] is due to the fact that the actual semiconductor material which produces the light emits a fairly narrow band of blue light. The rest of the spectrum is filled out by a yellow phosphor, which absorbs some of the blue light and radiates in other parts of the visible spectrum, but enough of the strong blue peak remains, biasing the colour of the resulting light towards blue.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation Cherenkov Radiation]] is a bright blue, and if you see it, lets just say that you're not gonna last long.

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** For a more technical explanation, the blue tint of "white" [=LEDs=] is due to the fact that the actual semiconductor material which produces the light emits a fairly narrow band of blue light. The rest of the spectrum is filled out by a yellow phosphor, which absorbs some of the blue light and radiates in other parts of the visible spectrum, but enough of the strong blue peak remains, biasing the colour color of the resulting light towards blue.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation Cherenkov Radiation]] is a bright blue, and if you see it, lets just say that you're not gonna last long.blue.
27th May '17 11:37:50 AM nombretomado
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** Parodied in ''30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' when the daughter (based on [[TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]]) brings home a date based on Selene, which prompts the film to suddenly become very blue.

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** Parodied in ''30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' when the daughter (based on [[TheMillenniumTrilogy [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Lisbeth Salander]]) brings home a date based on Selene, which prompts the film to suddenly become very blue.
8th May '17 12:36:02 PM PrimeEvil
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* ''Film/TheMask'' uses this to make the nighttime that much more supernatural.
23rd Oct '16 9:56:13 AM FurryKef
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* Close your eyes and face a bright light source like the sun for a minute or two. Then turn away and open your eyes. Everything will appear blue tinted. This occurs because low wavelength red/orange light passes through the skin and blood of your eyelids but high wavelength blue/violet light is absorded. The low wavelength light continues to stimulate the red-color perceiving cone cells or your retina, causing a reduction in their sensitivity, but fails to stimulate your blue-sensitive cone cells, causing them to increase in sensitivity. When you open your eyes your blue sensitive cones are over active and your red sensitive cones are burnt out, so everything looks blue.

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* Close your eyes and face a bright light source like the sun for a minute or two. Then turn away and open your eyes. Everything will appear blue tinted. This occurs because low wavelength red/orange light passes through the skin and blood of your eyelids but high wavelength blue/violet light is absorded.absorbed. The low wavelength light continues to stimulate the red-color perceiving cone cells or your retina, causing a reduction in their sensitivity, but fails to stimulate your blue-sensitive cone cells, causing them to increase in sensitivity. When you open your eyes your blue sensitive cones are over active and your red sensitive cones are burnt out, so everything looks blue.
26th Jun '16 6:44:26 PM lorgskyegon
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** Amusingly enough, one of the side effects of Viagra is cyanopsia, where you see everything in a more blue tint.
11th Jun '16 1:14:30 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied on ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.

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* Parodied on ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
23rd May '16 9:55:23 AM Doug86
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* Used once an episode on ''DarkOracle'', every time the comic began influencing the real world.

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* Used once an episode on ''DarkOracle'', ''Series/DarkOracle'', every time the comic began influencing the real world.
14th May '16 5:53:10 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' does this for most of the series. Some have theorized that it signifies the Blue Clan's power and influence - indeed, the color does shift a bit when the Red Clan and Green Clan gain influence. But blue is the default look for most of the series.
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19th Apr '16 2:03:28 AM aye_amber
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* Used in ''InstantStar'' in the school hallways, to disguise the fact that they're the same sets as ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}''.

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* Used in ''InstantStar'' ''Series/InstantStar'' in the school hallways, to disguise the fact that they're the same sets as ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}''.
6th Apr '16 5:28:18 PM eroock
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* The nighttime scenes in ''Film/TheNavigator'' show in stark blue colors.
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