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Chromatic cinema : a history of screen color

Author: Richard Misek; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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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 publishedProvides an in-depth yet accessible account of color's spread through and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Misek, Richard, 1962-
Chromatic cinema.
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2009037084
(OCoLC)437054087
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Misek; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444320077 1444320076 9781444320084 1444320084 1444332392 9781444332391 1282482572 9781282482579
OCLC Number: 587391475
Description: 1 online resource (x, 227 pages, [8] pages of plates) : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Film color. Coloration in early cinema, 1895-1927 --
The rise of technicolor, 1915-1935 --
Chromatic cold war : black-and-white and color in opposition --
"Technicolor is natural color" : color and realism, 1935-1958 --
Chromatic thaw : Hollywood's transition to color, 1950-1967 --
Surface color. Color in European film, 1936-1967 --
Chromatic ambivalence: art cinema's transition to color --
"Painting with light" : cinema's imaginary art history --
Unmotivated chromatic hybridity --
Monochrome purgatory : absent color in the Soviet bloc, 1966-1975 --
Absent color. "Time present and time past" : black-and-white as technological relic, 1965-1983 --
Black-and-white flashbacks : codifying temporal rebirth --
Postmodernism and black-and-white film, 1967-2007 --
Nostalgia and pastiche --
Optical color. Cinema's Newtonian optics --
White light : Hollywood's invisible ideology --
Darkness visible : from natural light to "neo-noir", 1968-1983 --
Cinematography and color filtration, 1977-1997 --
Case study : seeing red in Psycho --
Digital color. Crossing the chromatic wall in wings of desire --
An archaeology of digital intermediate, 1989-2000 --
Digital color aesthetics, 2000-2008 --
Conclusion : painting by numbers?
Responsibility: by Richard Misek.

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