Cool colors in movies such as bright white and icy blue can be used to communicate sterility, cleanliness and a clinical feel.
One Hour Photo is a psychological look into obsession. The film’s main character, Sy, works at a one hour photo lab in a large department store and begins to become infatuated with a family who gets their photos developed there. Due to his quiet, lonely life, he finds himself getting involved with family issues to protect the wife of the family.
What starts off as a caring gesture becomes a haunting and deadly situation. The clinical feel of the film with its bright whites and cold blues allows to viewer to feel the numbness you can imagine Sy feels while at the same time feeling discomfort from the events that unfold.