I recently watched “Kings Road”, starring Ann Southern, Robert Cummings and Ronald Reagan. The story and acting was so so, but the production design (by William Cameron Menzies) and cinematography (by James Wong Howe) was striking. Since I was laid off for 2 weeks prior to my ankle surgery I decided to indulge myself and sketch the cool compositions.
Luminous. What makes the images seem so bright is the contrast with the deep, velvety blacks.