Rusty Sabich gets the brush-off from mistress Carolyn Polhemus as they leave their place of employment. A single-shot scene, it was executed on the Panaglide by Craig DiBona in the entrance rotunda of the Newark (New Jersey) City Hall. Find it at 0:55:19.
Another large space, lit simply and elegantly with only two main units… I don’t know why, but Willis elected to shoot a controllable interior at 5600 degree Kelvin with an 85 filter behind the lens. I suppose he chose the 12K HMI for the extra punch this unit provides. That cool backlight is fired directly through a 12’x12′ silk while the softer foreground fill comes courtesy of a 5K tungsten bounce off a second 12’x12′ white source. This mix of color temperature would lend itself to quite a warm tone on the actors faces – but it’s somewhat compensated for in the printer light.
The actors are noted as being one stop underexposed at their end marks; it’s here that the backlight performs its job by outlining them clearly against the darker background and providing a reference for the diminishment of light on their faces.
The Mitchell B glass diffusion also smoothes the image and imparts the same texture as witnessed in the love scene between these two in her office earlier.