contre-jour


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contre-jour

(ˈkɒntrəˌʒʊə)
n
(Photography) photog
a. the technique of taking photographs into the light, with the light source behind the subject
b. (as modifier): a contre-jour shot.
[C20: from French, literally: against day(light)]
Translations

contre-jour

adj (Phot) → Gegenlicht-; contre-jour shotGegenlichtaufnahme f
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Nous les percevons comme en contre-jour, comme s'ils ne participaient plus vraiment a l'histoire.
C'est-a-dire: toujours la lumiere de dessin, celle d'ambiance, celle de remplissage, celle d'appoint, le contre-jour, enfin le Key-light (la lumiere cle) tel que pratique par les grands maitres de l'image, du temps de Welles, Eisenstein, Murnau, Mizoguchi, Renoir, Bergman, Fellini et tous ceux que tu connais mieux que moi-
Which playwright wrote She Stoops To Michael Crawford - see Question 7 as contre-jour consist of?
Several sequences shot in contre-jour at the magic hour lend the film an almost fairy-tale quality.
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Laurie Is Hyperactive, 2000, uses a contre-jour effect as another metaphor for exclusion and lack of knowledge: A family sits around a table, silhouetted against a window; the child's toys, arranged on the sill, are the only compositional elements allowed access to the daylight.
It may be that when Dolce chose to describe the essential element of colouring as a contendimento between light and dark, he was intuitively picking up on the dynamic of Venetian contre-jour by choosing a word that implies contest more than contrast" (210).
Among his other novels were The Echo Chamber (1980), Conversations in Another Room (1984), Contre-Jour (1986), The Big Glass (1991), and In a Hotel Garden (1993).
Illustrations of this point will be taken from Gabriel Josipovici's novel Contre-jour (1986) and from selected short stories.
Josipovici, a leading British postmodernist and experimentalist, in Contre-jour presents a fantasy of Pierre Bonnard's marital situation, a fantasy that has only a restricted factual basis.
What does the photographic technique known as contre-jour consist of?