Cinema And Colour: The Saturated Image by Paul CoatesCinema And Colour: The Saturated Image by Paul Coates

Cinema And Colour: The Saturated Image

byPaul Coates

Paperback | November 22, 2010

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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 AllowsThe Wizard of Oz, Three Colours and The Lives of Others, and many more.
PAUL COATES is a Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, where he is also at present Acting Chair. He is the author of a number of books, including, most recently, Lucid dreams: the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (ed.) (Flicks Books: Trowbridge, 1999), Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (Ald...
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Title:Cinema And Colour: The Saturated ImageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.02 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

COLOUR SYSTEMS: ON THE DIALECTICS OF FILMIC COLOUR
Contents:
A. History and Theory
1. Introduction: Theorizing Colour and Ambivalence
2. The Moment of Colour: Colour, Modernism and Abstraction (Red Desert, Deux ou trios choses que je sais d'elle)
B. Monochrome and the Primaries
3. Colour and/as Monochrome (The Lives of Others, Mother, Solaris, Zentropa)
4. On the Dialectics of Filmic Colour (in general) and Red (in particular) (Three Colours: Red, Red Desert, Cries and Whispers, The Double Life of Véronique)
5. Colour declensions: from Yellow to Green to Blue (Curse of the Golden Flower, The Double Life of Véronique, Elvira Madigan, Marnie, Le Mépris, Pan's Labyrinth, Three Colours: Blue)
C. Hommage a L'Amérique
6. Melos, Drama, Melodrama: From Godard to Sirk to Antonioni… (Une femme est une femme, Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, Singin' in the Rain, All that Heaven Allows, The Oberwald Mystery)
7. Colour and/as Fantasy: from the Rainbow to the Jewel (The Wizard of Oz, Vertigo)
D. Between Monochrome and Colour: Suffering and The Unrepresentable
8. The Colour of Suffering (Fotoamator, Night and Fog, Schindler's List, Hear My Cry)