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“When I see you, the World stops. It stops and all that exists for me is you and my eyes staring at you. There’s nothing else. No noise, no other people, no thoughts or worries, no yesterday, no tomorrow. The World just stops, and it is a beautiful place, and there is only you.” -James Frey ; A Million Little Pieces

Leroy Jethro Gibbs: GRYFFINDOR

Chaotic Morality. He’s not much for rules and itinerary, but he makes up for it because he’d never twist the regulations for anything morally questionable. Gibbs’ strength lies in his noble intentions and willingness to stand up for right; his weakness is in the fact that he may screw himself over when he jumps the gun or ignore rules that are there for a good reason.

Ziva told herself in a secret optimism, “let Nature take its course. Some matters cannot be controlled or understood. It will come when it comes.” She wrung her hands and squeezed her eyes shut for a moment of gathering. She had closed her heart, her body, and her mind. Whispering to herself to trust, to trust the natural way of life and the way of developing. She now could only catch his green eyes from across the way. How green they were, how organic and soft, yet protection was never a lacking quality within the spirit of his eyes. Ziva inhaled, “I trust those eyes and if that is all I know of us, of who we will be, then that is that. I will trust those eyes until Nature takes its course with me.” Before she knew it, she had settled within herself, a personal beacon through the thistle and weeds.

Abby Sciuto: RAVENCLAW

Orderly Rationality. Abby likes to follow the rules unless there’s a very good reason not to, and she tries to keep an objective, rational look on life. Her strength lies in her ability to understand complex things by keeping a clear head and going through step by step; her weakness is in a difficulty relating to others who don’t share this combination of traits. Reason why I agree: Abby is very smart, and believes everything has a scientific reasoning. She sometimes has conflicts in relationships due to her intellectual reasoning. Occasionally, relationships make her nervous because she does not feel as confident relying on feelings as cold hard facts. She enjoys poking fun at others who are on level with her intelligence.

Top Cinematic elements in NCIS:

Lighting

For example, Ziva’s internal conflicts are clearly stated in the lighting on her upper torso. By having the camera directly across from the natural light source, Ziva is faded out, making her look fuzzy and dark compared to the rest of the shot. Ergo, showing how she is uncomfortable with being asked sensitive, personal questions.

In the next frame, Ziva’s face is not only completely evident of vulnerability, but one side is lit and the other, in shadows. The lighting in this frame, along with a close up, demonstrates her vulnerability and her uncomfortableness with admitting something extremely private. Again, we look at this and see (as she is only being lit from one side) that it also proves that there is some relief in expressing her desire and emotions without being judged.

NCIS commonly does a great job expressing emotion through lighting. 8x14 “A Man Walks Into a Bar…”