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Color and the Moving Image - History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive

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Title: Color and the Moving Image - History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive
Author: Brown, Simon
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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.


CONTENTS
I. HISTORY
1. "The Brighton School and the Quest for Natural Color" - Redux Simon Brown
2. Out of the Blue: Colour Inserts in Mack Sennett's Comedy Shorts of the Late Twenties Hilde D'haeyere
3. Technicolor Song Sequences: Music and Color in King of Jazz (1930) Charles O'Brien
4. Glorious Agfacolor, Breathtaking Totalvision and ... Changing colour process in Czechoslovak cinema at the beginning of the "scope" boom Anna Batistova
5. Glorious Adventures with Prizma Sarah Street
6. The Color of Prometheus: Thomas Wilfred's Lumia and the Projection of Transcendence Andrew Robert Johnson

II. THEORY
7. Where do Colors Go at Night? Tom Gunning
8. "Brash ... indecent ... libertine": Aesthetics and film theory versus Derek Jarman's queer colors Rosalind Galt
9. The Hues of Memory, the Shades of Experience: The Color of Time in Syndromes and a Century Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
10. From Psycho to Pleasantville: The Role of Color and Black-and-White Imagery for Film Experience Philipp Schmerheim

III. AESTHETICS
11. The Illuminated Fairytale: The Colors of Paul Fejos's Lonesome (1928) Joshua Yumibe
12. Color Unlimited: Amateur Color Cinema in the 1930s Charles Tepperman
13. Colour and Meaning in the Films of Eric Rohmer Fiona Handyside
14. The Cameraman and the Glamour-Puss: Technicolor Cinematography and Design in John Ford's Drums Along the Mohawk Heather Heckman
15. Chromo-Drama: Innovation and convention in Douglas Sirk's Color Designs Scott Higgins
16. Colour and Set Design in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, Under Capricorn, and Dial M for Murder Steven Jacobs
17. Color and Meaning in Marnie John Belton

IV. ARCHIVE
18. Are My Eyes Really Brown? The Aesthetics of Colorization in Casablanca Jason Gendler
19. "Those men are not white!": Neuroscience, digital imagery and color in O Brother Where Art Thou? William Brown
20. Towards a More Accurate Preservation of Color: Heritage, Research and the Film Restoration Laboratory Ulrich Rudel, Daniela Curro and Claudy Op den Kamp
21. Herbert G. Ponting's Materials and Texts Liz Watkins


AUTHOR
Simon Brown is Director of Studies for Film and TV at Kingston University, UK. He has published widely on a variety of topics including the development of the early British film industry, early colour cinematography and contemporary American television. Sarah Street is Professor of Film, University of Bristol. Her publications include British National Cinema (1997 and 2009), Transatlantic Crossings (2002) and Black Narcissus (2005). Her latest book is The Negotiation of Innovation: Colour Films in Britain (2012). Liz Watkins is a Lecturer at the University of Leeds and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. She has published on feminism, film/philosophy, and the materiality of film in Parallax, Paragraph and the British Journal of Cinema and Television.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 17/12/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415892643
Publishing status: Out of Stock
Color and the Moving Image - History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive