It's time to take a look back at all the pretty in "Everybody Hates Hitler," and there was a lot to choose from, let me tell you!  This episode marked the directing return of "Supernatural" veteran Phil Sgriccia, and it was a very welcome return!  All right, on to the pretty!

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This shot is sooooo cool.  I kind of wish the text wasn't there, but whatever.  Just look at the amazing lighting here, all of it coming (or seeming to come) from the motorcycle.  It's fantastic.

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I seriously adore streaming light from their flashlights.  It looks amazing in every scene.  But I especially like this shot from below and through the art-deco style railing there.

3.


 

Another flashlight beam shot, this one looking down into the room and over a really old school game of Risk.  Not really, but in my head, it's an old school game of Risk.  Anyway, I like how you can only see bits and pieces of the Batcave here.  We're being teased.

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And here's the payoff!  Look at this room.  It's insane, is what it is.  In the best possible way.  I'm really looking forward to seeing much more of this set.

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Hal Linden!  I do like how this shot is frames, but I really just wanted an excuse to get Hal in here because I love him.  I was actually kind of pissed at Edlund for killing him off so early, though.  Can you imagine how amusing it would have been to have him, Aaron, and the golem running around together?

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I like shots through doors for some reason, don't ask me why.  They're visually appealing to me, so you're surely going to see a lot more of them in the future.  I like the shadow on the wall in this shot, and the way you can see Aaron is kind of rolling his eyes at the golem while the golem is trying to protect him.  Seems very them.

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This shot amuses me greatly because seriously, with this angle and the light behind him, is there any doubt that this person is 8,000% evil?  There's no way anyone shot like this could be good.  None.

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This is a really great shot of this library.  It also reminds me, with the cement and the random staircase, of my college library, which looked and felt like a Communist block building.  It was all cement, even the interior walls and support pillars, and it had these half floors, and one elevator went to the whole floors and one would stop on the half floors, and it was really uninviting and I hated spending time there, but I was a history major, so I spent a LOT of time there.  And the microfilm room was in the basement, which was all dark and creepy.  And then I went to Eastern Europe and discovered that yes, my college library would have fit right in just like I thought.  Random aside about libraries, but there you go.

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Aside from Sam hilariously warming his hands over a burning body fire, this is a really neat shot because of the pretty glow from the fire lighting up the boys.  It looks nice.

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I know this is supposed to just be a throwaway shot establishing that Dean's gun is within reach, but I really like this shot.  Two of Dean's favorite things, his gun and canvas coats.  Sometimes on this show, shots of little things, like a book or a glass or a coat-covered gun, are some of my favorites.

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This looks like a magazine ad for scotch and therefore amuses me greatly.

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Classic.  I want to know what that giant black tubey thing is in the background, too.  Telescope?

There we have it!  What were some of your favorite shots this episode?

Comments  

Amy
# Amy 2013-02-13 07:47
Love love love the visuals in tis ep. Ha! Agree about teh natzi one...but doesn't he look just a tiny bit like JAmes Spader? lol

Sam warming his hands over the dead body fire. he's a MOL but in his very core he's a hunter and belongs in the field!!

#12 Sam is so obviously writing a thesis in his head on the meaning and symbolism of of Dean choose the whiskey over beer and to how it affects their relationship going foreward.
Sylvie
# Sylvie 2013-02-13 10:28
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#12 Sam is so obviously writing a thesis in his head on the meaning and symbolism of of Dean choose the whiskey over beer and to how it affects their relationship going foreward.
Oh, that's funny! :lol: And now he has all that material to research from.
Amruta Karve
# Amruta Karve 2013-02-14 13:16
Amazing visual review....
I liked dat 10th shot so much...
Dean's coat and under dat his gun....it looks nice
Also all d Batcave shots are awesome!
Especialy d 4th one....it shows d grandeur of dat set...
AWESOME! :D
nancyL
# nancyL 2013-02-14 15:55
Do you know what would have made pic #12 even more perfect?
The green cooler. :D