Cinema and Colour

The Saturated Image

Author: Paul Coates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1349924474

Category: Color motion pictures

Page: 178

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"A study of the use of color in film, and of the ways in which color has been theorized, both as a concept and specifically in terms of cinema. Paul Coates unpacks the use of color in a diverse range of films such as All that Heaven Allows, The Wizard of Oz, Three Colours and The Lives of Others, and many more"--
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Cinema and Colour

The Saturated Image

Author: Paul Coates

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844573158

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image is a major new critical study of the use of colour in cinema. Using the dialectic of colour and monochrome as a starting point, Paul Coates explores the symbolic meanings that colour bears in different cultures, and engages with a range of critical approaches to filmic colour, building on the work of such theorists as Sergei Eisenstein, Rudolf Arnheim and Stanley Cavell. Coates also provides close analyses of films by directors such as Antonioni, Bergman, Godard, Hitchcock, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Sirk, Kieslowski, Tarkovsky, Von Trier and Zhang Yimou. Coates' focus is on films that deliberately exploit the rich multiplicity of cultural meanings and associations ascribed to colour, including All That Heaven Allows, Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle, The Double Life of Véronique, The Flight of the Red Balloon, Red Desert, Schindler's List, Silent Light, Solaris, The Three Colours Trilogy and The Wizard of Oz.
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Color and the Moving Image

History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive

Author: Simon Brown,Sarah Street,Liz Watkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This new AFI Film Reader is the first comprehensive collection of original essays on the use of color in film. Contributors from diverse film studies backgrounds consider the importance of color throughout the history of the medium, assessing not only the theoretical implications of color on the screen, but also the ways in which developments in cinematographic technologies transformed the aesthetics of color and the nature of film archiving and restoration. Color and the Moving Image includes new writing on key directors whose work is already associated with color—such as Hitchcock, Jarman and Sirk—as well as others whose use of color has not yet been explored in such detail—including Eric Rohmer and the Coen Brothers. This volume is an excellent resource for a variety of film studies courses and the global film archiving community at large.
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Cinema and Technology

Image, Sound, Colour

Author: Stephen Neale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 171

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Chromatic Cinema

A History of Screen Color

Author: Richard Misek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444320084

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Chromatic Cinema provides the first wide-ranging historical overview of screen color, exploring the changing uses and meanings of color in moving images, from hand painting in early skirt dance films to current trends in digital color manipulation. Offers both a history and a theory of screen color in the first full-length study ever published Provides an in-depth yet accessible account of color's spread through and ultimate effacement of black-and-white cinema, exploring the technological, cultural, economic, and artistic factors that have defined this evolving symbiosis Engages with film studies, art history, visual culture and technology studies in a truly interdisciplinary manner Includes 65 full-color illustrations of films ranging from Expressionist animation to Hollywood and Bollywood musicals, from the US ’indie' boom to1980s neo-noir, Hong Kong cinema, and recent comic-book films
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Colour

Author: Steven Peacock

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719076435

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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Color remains one of the few uncharted territories in writing about film style. Colour is the first monograph to deal with the close criticism of film colour across decades and countries. Through detailed explorations of films such as Three Colours: White and The Green Ray, this study offers a way of approaching, interpreting, and appreciating cinematic color. The book also considers film’s ability to place color in a shifting relationship with all other points of style including camerawork, editing, performance, music, and lighting. Accessible and inventive in its approach, Colour invites the reader to see films differently, providing a fresh perspective of this overlooked element of cinema aesthetics.
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Color Correction Handbook

Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321929667

Category: Computers

Page: 644

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The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program's built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you'll learn to: * Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards * Work with log-encoded media and LUTs * Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure * Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots * Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects * Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene's mood * Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest * Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments * Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.
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The Secret Lives of Color

Author: Kassia St Clair

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704946

Category: Art

Page: 320

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The unforgettable, unknown history of colors and the vivid stories behind them in a beautiful multi-colored volume The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history. In this book, Kassia St. Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colors and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilization. Across fashion and politics, art and war, the secret lives of color tell the vivid story of our culture. “A mind-expanding tour of the world without leaving your paintbox. Every color has a story, and here are some of the most alluring, alarming, and thought-provoking.” —Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type
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The Color of Pixar

Author: Tia Kratter

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452164142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Bold and beautiful, this volume presents hundreds of film stills from the Pixar archives in a glorious spectrum of color. Starting with bright white images and seamlessly flowing through the colors of the rainbow, it becomes crystal clear how each frame tells a story. Bound into a gorgeous volume, The Color of Pixar encapsulates everything there is to love about the studio: the attention to detail, the playful characters, and the sheer scope of their work in over 20 years of iconic feature films.
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Questions of Colour in Cinema

From Paintbrush to Pixel

Author: Wendy Everett

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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Colour is one of the few remaining uncharted territories of film studies, and its centrality to the construction and reception of film narratives has only recently been recognised. After a century of widespread critical and theoretical neglect, colour is now poised to become a prime focus within film studies at all levels, and this book will constitute a key voice within this debate. In a series of wide-ranging critical essays, marked by authoritative and innovative perspectives, the volume explores the shifting technologies, theories, and practices of colour in cinema, highlighting the intricate relationship between technological, philosophical, and artistic concerns, and making a compelling case for colour as a dominant and complex signifier in filmic discourse. The essays are divided into three main sections exploring the historical and technical dimensions of colour, the aesthetics of colour, and the significance of colour in relation to broader issues of race, gender, and identity, and are interdisciplinary and transnational in their focus. They provide the reader with a clear understanding of the significance of colour, exploring new pathways and identifying discoveries still to be made.
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Post-war Cinema and Modernity

A Film Reader

Author: John Orr,Olga Taxidou

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814762028

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 445

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Post-war Cinema and Modernity explores the relationship between film and modernity in the second half of the twentieth century. It begins with essays analyzing new post-war forms of film narrative and responses to the filmic innovations of the 1960s and the question of modernism. Pasolini's landmark polemic on the cinema of poetry is a vital springboard for the later critiques of time and the image, subjectivities and their narrative transformation, and the topical question of film and postmodernity. A discussion of changes in film technology and cinematic perception extend to the questions of film documentary. Finally, there is a focus on cinematographers and their filmic collaboration. The second section, International Cinema, places filmmaking and filmmakers in a social and a national context. It brings together landmark essays which contextualize feature films historically, yet also highlight their aesthetic power and their wider cultural importance. Filmmakers discussed include Ozu, Welles, Bresson, Hitchcock, Godard, Egoyan, Fassbinder and Zhang Yimou. Contributors include: Nestor Almendros, Jacques Aumont, Andre Bazin, Noel Burch, Scott Bukatman, Michael Chapman, Rey Chow, Terry Comito, Timothy Corrigan, Angela Della Vacche, Gilles Deleuze, Peter Harcourt, Frederic Jameson, Bruce Kawin, Krzystof Kieslowski, Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Teresa de Lauretis, Colin MacCabe, Christian Metz, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, Bill Nicholls, John Orr, David Pascoe, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Duncan Petrie, Donald Richie, Larry Salvato, Dennis Schaefer, Paul Schrader, Susan Sontag, Andrei Tarkovsky, J.P. Telotte, Paul Virilio, Peter Wollen, Ismail Xavier, Denise Youngblood.
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Moving Color

Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism

Author: Joshua Yumibe

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813552982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Color was used in film well before The Wizard of Oz. Thomas Edison, for example, projected two-colored films at his first public screening in New York City on April 23, 1896. These first colors of early cinema were not photographic; they were applied manually through a variety of laborious processes—most commonly by the hand-coloring and stenciling of prints frame by frame, and the tinting and toning of films in vats of chemical dyes. The results were remarkably beautiful. Moving Color is the first book-length study of the beginnings of color cinema. Looking backward, Joshua Yumibe traces the legacy of color history from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the cinema of the early twentieth century. Looking forward, he explores the implications of this genealogy on experimental and contemporary digital cinemas in which many colors have become, once again, vividly unhinged from photographic reality. Throughout this history, Moving Color revolves around questions pertaining to the sensuousness of color: how color moves us in the cinema—visually, emotionally, and physically.
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Movies and Methods

An Anthology

Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520054097

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 753

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Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene
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Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

Author: Tom Gunning,Giovanna Fossati,Joshua Yumibe,Jonathon Rosen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089646576

Category: Art

Page: 286

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This book brings a treasure trove of early color film images into print form so viewers can enjoy, examine and dream over their forgotten splendor. Drawing on the richness of the early film archives of EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the authors have carefully selected and reproduced frames from the original films made before World War I, presenting their fascinating and often surprising images and hues. Digital reproduction allows the capture of these images in a full range of tone and colors.
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The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz

Impossible Cartographies

Author: Michael Goddard

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget 'European' costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work—with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources—as a type of 'impossible' cinematic cartography, mapping real, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and crossing between different cultural contexts, aesthetic strategies, and technical media. It argues that across the different phases of Ruiz's work identified, there are key continuities such as the invention of singular cinematic images and the interrogation of their possible and impossible combinations.
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Color and Meaning

Art, Science, and Symbolism

Author: John Gage

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520226111

Category: Art

Page: 320

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"John Gage's "Color and Meaning" is full of ideas. . .He is one of the best writers on art now alive."--A. S. Byatt, Booker Prize winner
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Color

The Film Reader

Author: Angela Dalle Vacche,Brian Price

Publisher: In Focus: Routledge Film Readers

ISBN: 9780415324427

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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With case studies on such figures as Hitchcock, Godard and Almovodar, this anthology is devoted to the subject of colour in film and its history, production and technology. It is suitable for students starting a film studies course.
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British Colour Cinema

Practices and Theories

Author: Simon Brown,Sarah Street,Elizabeth Watkins

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844574148

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Created as a companion volume to a major history of colour in British Cinema (also by Sarah Street), British Colour Cinema is a book based on a series of unique interviews conducted by Sarah Street and Elizabeth I Watkins with practitioners who worked in the UK with Technicolor and/or Eastmancolor during the 1930s-1950s.
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Cinema and Sensation

French Film and the Art of Transgression

Author: Martine Beugnet

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809328567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the reemergence of filmmaking practices (and, by extension, of theoretical approaches) that give precedence to cinema as the medium of the senses. France offers an intriguing case in point here. A specific sense of momentum comes from the release, in close succession, of a series of films that exemplify a characteristic awareness of cinema’s sensory impact and transgressive nature: Adieu; A ma soeur; Baise-moi; Beau Travail; La Blessure; La Captive; Dans ma peau; Demonlover; L’Humanité; Flandres; L’Intrus; Les Invisibles; Lady Chatterley; Leçons de ténèbres; Romance; Sombre; Tiresia; Trouble Every Day; Twentynine Palms; Vendredi soir; La Vie nouvelle; Wild Side; and Zidane, un portrait du XXIème siècle. These films, among others, typify a willingness to explore cinema’s unique capacity to move us both viscerally and intellectually. Martine Beugnet focuses on the crucial and fertile overlaps that occur between experimental and mainstream cinema. Her book draws on the writings of Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty, and Bataille, among others, but first and foremost, she develops her arguments from the films themselves, from the comprehensive description of specific sequences, techniques, and motifs that allows us to engage with the works as material events and as thinking processes. In turn, she demonstrates how the films, envisaged as forms of embodied thought, offer alternative ways of approaching today’s most burning sociocultural debates—from the growing supremacy of technology, to globalization, exile, and exclusion.
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The Cinema of Béla Tarr

The Circle Closes

Author: András B. Kovács

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231850379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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The Cinema of Béla Tarr is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Bela Tarr's career through a close personal and professional relationship for more than twenty-five years. András Bálint Kovács traces the development of Tarr's themes, characters, and style, showing that almost all of his major stylistic and narrative innovations were already present in his early films and that through a conscious and meticulous recombination of and experimentation with these elements, Tarr arrived at his unique style. The significance of these films is that, beyond their aesthetic and historical value, they provide the most powerful vision of an entire region and its historical situation. Tarr's films express, in their universalistic language, the shared feelings of millions of Eastern Europeans.
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