I need the whip of thunder and the wind's dark moan
I'm not Abel, I'm just Cain
Open up the heavens, and make it rain.
A standard shot, usually done from above via a crane, that shows the character being gloriously and joyously rained on, obviously symbolic of a baptism and a new life/rebirth. Most noticeable in the movie The Shawshank Redemption, this trope has been aggressively adopted by TV and these days you can almost count on some character going through a life-changing event if it's overcast and a low pressure system is moving in. More...