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Chromatic cinema : a history of screen color

Author: Richard Misek; Wiley Online Library.
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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)
Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Misek; Wiley Online Library.
ISBN: 9781444320077 1444320076
OCLC Number: 757478710
Reproduction Notes: Reproduction électronique. [Hoboken, New Jersey] : John Wiley & Sons, 2010. disponible en format PDF. Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 18 février 2011). Accès réservé à la communauté universitaire. Mode d'accès: Web.
Description: x, 227 p., [8] p. de pl. : ill. (certaines en coul.)
Contents: List of Plates. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. Film Color. Coloration in Early Cinema, 1895-1927. The Rise of Technicolor, 1915-35. Chromatic Cold War: Black-and-White and Color in Opposition. "Technicolor Is Natural Color": Color and Realism, 1935-58. Chromatic Thaw: Hollywood's Transition to Color, 1950-67. 2. Surface Color. Color in European Film, 1936-67. 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, 1966-75. 3. Absent Color. Black-and-White as Technological Relic, 1965-83. Black-and-White Flashbacks: Codifying Temporal Rebirth. Black-and-White Films, 1967-2007. Nostalgia and Pastiche. 4. Optical Color. Cinema's Newtonian Optics. White Light: Hollywood's Invisible Ideology. Darkness Visible: From Natural Light to " Neo-Noir ", 1968-83. Cinematography and Color Filtration, 1977-97. Case Study: Seeing Red in Psycho. 5. Digital Color. Crossing the Chromatic Wall in Wings of Desire. An Archaeology of Digital Intermediate, 1989-2000. Digital Color Aesthetics, 2000-9. Conclusion: Painting by Numbers? Notes. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: by Richard Misek.


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