Is taking advantage of HDR in just one or two scenes of a film a good strategy?

All Quiet On the Western Front (Netflix) had a couple of powerful scenes on the battlefield at night, the small fires burning on the distant horizon, flares in the sky (VFX) and the glint of soldiers’ helmets in the blackness created a very strong impression. As did the brightness of daylight as a few surviving soldiers emerge from the rubble of their shelter, struck by bombs the night before. But fast forwarding through the remainder of the film, we could find no other instances of the use of HDR to tell the story. The Internet has been slow here for the past couple of months, so we can’t say definitively. Do you think only using HDR in one or two scenes of a feature-length film is a good strategy?

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