The Cliché: A layer of fog, a storm with strong winds and rain or a deafening quiet help set the mood.
Appears In: The Mist (2007)
How To Recreate It: Fog is easy. Head down to your local council estate and find the family that smokes the most.
This is easy to spot, there will be a 26 year-old great grandma on the porch splitting a Lambert & Butler with a one year-old.
Now ask all 14 occupants of the one bedroom terrace to spark up and chain smoke a deck each.
In no time you’ll have a cloudy, blue-tinted hue that envelops the room like a light fog, giving atmosphere without being too thick to film in.
Now roll cameras, and cough your way to box-office gold.
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