backlighting
  this phenomenon occurs when the lighting for the shot is directed at the camera from behind the subject(s), causing the figure(s) in the foreground to appear in semi-darkness or as silhouettes, or highlighted; with backlighting, the subject is separated from the background.
  Examples: Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) shower scene, with the killer backlit to obscure identity also backlighting of Kate Hudson from Almost Famous (2000) and "the lady in the white dress" scene (Glenn Close) in The Natural (1984)

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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