Another highlight in the film is composition. In each shot, Snyder, like greatest artists, assigns a certain place to the character, which enhances the picture effect and impact on the viewer. In the shots, you can find both a composition with a pronounced compositional center and a composition using symmetry, ponderation, and the golden ratio. These techniques bring cinema even closer to painting.
An important moment in the work of Snyder is also light and shadow, or rather their interaction. Like the canvases of Caravaggio, the characters are illuminated with light, or they are swallowed up by darkness.