These are great answers. How many times have I had a film maker say, "Make it look like Amelie! (Or some such)" When they have not given the time or effort to properly art direct a scene in that way. A lot of effort went into the art direction of said movie, and I am unable to Instagram it out in a matter of seconds. Also, studying the masters of painting can also help, like Stel said, in understanding light and shadow and how they affect mood. Lighting is as critical as color with in a scene. Great book, Alan. Great recommendation.