Yes, and excuse me for interjecting a still film comparison, but that is what I am personally familiar with, and in some ways it does remind me of
the way certain art films deliberately employ anti-Hollywood filming strategies. The other nite my wife and I were watching the Chinatown classic, Chan is Missing, which deliberately utilized a gritty high-contrast black-and-white technique, presumably to give it an amateur movie look, as well as a slightly sinister look to complement the plot, but superbly effective in this respect. Sure refreshing to see what can be done
with a relatively low budget and some creativity, versus all this hyper-digitized, hyper-expensive blockbuster action-movie nonsense going on
lately. But probably no teenager these days would spend a dime to see a movie like Chan is Missing. Too nuanced.