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Old 01-06-08, 02:41 PM
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Anyone seen a scene in a movie with just a light drizzle, instead of heavy rain?

Movie scenes always have that dramatic heavy rain. Has there ever been a movie where the weather is just a light drizzle? And it just stayed as a drizzle, not becoming heavy rain?

(I don't count the Vietnam War scene in Forest Gump when he talks about all the different rain)

Just something I noticed after getting sick of these stupid heavy rain scenes where the romantic climax happens - which probably rarely happens in real life. I've never seen a couple make-out while getting totally soaked in the rain in real life...Either way, you just don't want to kiss and hug in a downpour, it's cold, nasty and just not romantic...
Old 01-06-08, 02:47 PM
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He forgot the following stipulation .. the film must include Judi Dench and Binoche doing their own stunts.
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haha...Judi Dench had Tony Jaa as a fight choreographer in Notes on a Scandal..

And Visitor Q, you could probably answer this as well, since we've seen most recent Korean films, "has it ever not rained in a Korean movie?" They just love that effect so much. It's either the running around in the rain scene or the floating under water scene a la Bill Murray from Rushmore. The Korean filmmakers eat those rain/water drama scenes right up...

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It was just a light drizzle at the beginning of The Goonies

Edit: which gets me thinking of movies that take place in the Pacific Northwest.

How about First Blood? or Shoot to Kill? Both of those just have light drizzle throughout.
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thanks, so we got The Goonies for number one...I want to see a list of films with "drizzle."
Old 01-06-08, 06:17 PM
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The problem is that drizzle doesn't show up well on film. Heck, even real rain doesn't show up well on film. Rain machines are designed to produce larger drops than real rain so they are visible on film. (I can't remember which DVD extra is was that I heard that. Maybe the commentary track on "Braveheart.")
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that's the thing about drizzle though - hard to see it even in real life, especially if you are inside looking outside... I'm waiting for a director to really capture "drizzle." There's gotta be a way...
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Hrm. It is hard to see. But Failure to Launch had a light rain, not heavy. Wasn't drizzle though. It is hard to capture though. Only way I would know of would be to film the puddles, and see the rain hitting them, but then the actors aren't in the shot.....

Who knows.
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The rain scene in Pride & Prejudice. It actually stops raining near the end of scene.
Old 01-06-08, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
Just something I noticed after getting sick of these stupid heavy rain scenes where the romantic climax happens - which probably rarely happens in real life. I've never seen a couple make-out while getting totally soaked in the rain in real life...Either way, you just don't want to kiss and hug in a downpour, it's cold, nasty and just not romantic...
I've never seen zombies, aliens, or the overweight schlub get the hot girl in real life either...but that doesn't bother me too much.

As nearly everyone has said, having torrential rain is the only way to actually get it to be visible on film.
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I'm pretty sure there was a little drizzle in:

First Blood
Sleepless in Seattle
Insomnia
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fer shizzle
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Fo drizzle...


King Arthur
Deliverance
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I seem to remember drizzle in Road to Perdition, although maybe that was heavier.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
The problem is that drizzle doesn't show up well on film. Heck, even real rain doesn't show up well on film. Rain machines are designed to produce larger drops than real rain so they are visible on film. (I can't remember which DVD extra is was that I heard that. Maybe the commentary track on "Braveheart.")

Fincher also talks about it (along with Brad Pitt) in the commentary for Se7en when discussing how much they hate raintowers, but it's the only way to get artificial rain to show up on film.



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Drizzle could definitely be photographed if it was set up right.

Back lit at night in slow motion.
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I'm pretty sure there are light rains and drizzle in "First Blood".
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Originally Posted by toddly6666
haha...Judi Dench had Tony Jaa as a fight choreographer in Notes on a Scandal..

And Visitor Q, you could probably answer this as well, since we've seen most recent Korean films, "has it ever not rained in a Korean movie?" They just love that effect so much. It's either the running around in the rain scene or the floating under water scene a la Bill Murray from Rushmore. The Korean filmmakers eat those rain/water drama scenes right up...
Heh .. no kidding. I had no idea.

In response to this post, I honestly have some re-watching to do. There are so many melodramatic moments (that the Koreans do love, yes they do) involving rain; and the heavier the better. But a drizzle .. hmmm, I own a few that could apply. Let me get back .... in a month.
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I think I remember a drizzle in the end of Lethal Weapon where Riggs comes to the tomb of his wife. Or am I wrong and it's heavy raining?
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I believe the opening scene of The Fountain (set in the 1500s) is set during a light drizzle, though many of the other scenes in the movie are set during a downpour.

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