Chromatic Cinema provides the first wide-ranging historicaloverview of screen color, exploring the changing uses and meaningsof color in moving images, from hand painting in early skirt dancefilms to current trends in digital color manipulation. * Offers both a history and a theory of screen color in the firstfull-length study ever published * Provides an in-depth yet accessible account of color's spreadthrough and ultimate effacement of black-and-white cinema,exploring the techlogical, cultural, ecomic, and artisticfactors that have defined this evolving symbiosis * Engages with film studies, art history, visual culture andtechlogy studies in a truly interdisciplinary manner * Includes 65 full-color illustrations of films ranging fromExpressionist animation to Hollywood and Bollywood musicals, fromthe US indie' boom to1980s neo-ir, Hong Kong cinema, andrecent comic-book films
Richard Misek is a film-maker and Lecturer in Screen Studies at the University of Bristol, UK. He has been published widely in film journals, and his short films have been shown at festivals including Cannes, Raindance, and Clermont-Ferrand, and broadcast on BBC2 and Channel 4.
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