This scene in Atonement uses montage to create an intimate, emotional connection between two characters. Cutting between two places at the same moment in time, the camera makes use of soft daylight, foreground interference (dust, smoke, and reflections), and close ups, inviting the audience into a private moment. The Cowles Center's sidewalk is not exactly analogous to this scene, but rather it subverts the idea of intimacy by looking for it on a city sidewalk. Photographed using devices from the scene, light, reflections/transparencies, and depicting intimacy were explored. The result is a moment between to strangers; uncomfortable, but cinematic.