The first scene with Grant Gustin and Candice Patton from season 5 episode 19 of the flash was devastating. So fucking beautifully shot. The acting. On. Fucking. Point. The lighting, the volume of the music. The way the music was barely there but then after the first time Barry raised his voice the music picked up a bit, and I could just feel that swell of emotion. Fucking beautiful.
The way the lighting was set up and lit half of their faces, casting shadows on the side closes to the viewer, so bloody gorgeous. The choice to use handheld shots instead of a more static wide one, just. Ooph. Especially when Iris walks away only to turn and walk back up the ramp. I could feel every single step.
The close ups, when he said “you think I wanted to do this?”. On fucking point. You could see the how deep the crease in between his eyebrows was. And then when he goes on to say “knowing that it might be the last time I ever see her.” They was Grant’s voice trembles from trying to hold back the tears. I could feel that in my throat too. So fucking spot on. And when Candice follows with “I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye.” Her lips quivering just before. Just blows me away. And that was just one of the highlights of that scene. Tbh that whole scene is a bloody highlight because wow.
Then there’s the pure incredulousness and anger and frustration when Barry says “That she was working with Thawne?”. Followed immediately by taking back down to just a whisper “That doesn’t bother you?” Ooph perfect perfect perfect. The way Iris just looks at him in return. I-. Then when she says “There’s one person who could teach her how to do that.” The way her voice shakes on teach. Argh so perfect.
I could go on and on because this scene was just that fucking good. Everything was so bang on. Jeff Cassidy did an amazing job directing this scene. So devastatingly beautiful.