COLOR IN MOTION: CHROMATIC EXPLORATIONS OF CINEMA

Price: $55.00
Museum Member Price: $49.50

Edited with text by Jessica Niebel, Sophia Serrano. Foreword by Jacqueline Stewart. Introduction by Jessica Niebel. Text by Barbara Flueckiger, Alexandra James Salichs, Ranjani Mazumdar, Sarah Street, Kirsten Moana Thompson, Joshua Yumibe. Interviews by Sophia Serrano.

 
Available for preorder.  Expected ship date is September 30, 2024. 

From early cinema to the digital era, Color in Motion explores the vibrant history of color on screen.


The art of producing color in movies is a fascinating process with a long history. Many people don’t realize that, as early as the 1890s, much of silent cinema was in color. They also may not know that women were the main workforce behind the techniques that first produced these effects, a tradition that continued as the practice evolved. Breakthroughs in color technology have created ongoing opportunities for filmmakers to experiment with new forms of narrative and emotional storytelling. Spectacular, psychological and sensory, color has become an integral part of the cinematic experience.
 
From the earliest hand-painted films to Technicolor and today’s digital cinema, Color in Motion takes readers on a journey through the evolution and significance of color in film. Presenting insightful analysis, engaging case studies and inspiring conversations with scholars and experts in the field, with topics ranging from animation to the intersections of color and race in cinema, it traces the historical development of color technologies and their impact onscreen. Incorporating vivid images of color films throughout history—Serpentine Dance, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Fantasia, The Red Shoes, Vertigo, West Side Story, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moonlight and more, as well as new multispectral scans of rare silent-era film prints—this essential volume celebrates color’s enduring influence on the medium of film.

EXHIBITION Los Angeles, CA
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 10/06/24–07/13/25

Publisher ‏ : ‎ DelMonico Books/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (October 8, 2024)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1636811302
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1636811307
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.5 pounds
Hardcover 9.25 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 317 color / 10 bw
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