AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Rhetoric of LightPart I: Lighting in the Silent Period1. Mechanics or Artists?2. From the Portrait to the Close-Up3. The Drama of Light4. Organizing the ImagePart II: Classical Hollywood Lighting5. Inventing the Observer6. Conventions and Functions7. The Art of BalancePart III: Shifting Patterns of Shadow8. The Promises and Problems of Technicolor9. The Flow of the River10. Film Noir and the Limits of ClassicismConclusion: EpilogueNotes Index
Patrick Keating is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Trinity University, where he teaches courses in film and media studies.