From American Cinematographer, A Poignant Pas de Deux by Bob Fisher (December 1998)
"If you are doing a Frankenstein movie or Star Wars, it doesn't have to be realistic-- in fact, it should be more impressionistic or surrealistic. If you are telling a story about real people, the classical painters gave us a good model. They never lit anyone badly, and they never used soft light. They always had nice modeling light on the faces and darker backgrounds so the people would stand out."
- Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC