Synopses & Reviews
Color remains one of the few uncharted territories in writing about film style. Colour is the first monograph to deal with the close criticism of film colour across decades and countries. Through detailed explorations of films such as Three Colours: White and The Green Ray, this study offers a way of approaching, interpreting, and appreciating cinematic color. The book also considers films ability to place color in a shifting relationship with all other points of style including camerawork, editing, performance, music, and lighting. Accessible and inventive in its approach, Colour invites the reader to see films differently, providing a fresh perspective of this overlooked element of cinema aesthetics.
"This book is a major contribution to the scholarship of film art. Each chapter develops and illuminates the range, significance and usage of colour in our understanding and experience of the particular films chosen and, in doing so, heightens our alertness to colours crucial significance for film aesthetics in general. The authors extraordinary prose is a guide and companion in the appreciation of this complex and underexplored region of film art." --Jason Jacobs, University of Queensland
About the Author
Steven Peacock is senior lecturer in Film at The University of Hertfordshire.
Table of Contents
List of plates * List of figures * Preface * Acknowledgements * Introduction * Three Colours: White * Equinox Flower * The Green Ray * Written on the Wind * Fear Eats the Soul * The Umbrellas of Cherbourg * Afterword * Appendix A: DVD information * Appendix B: Colour in film - a timeline * Notes * Bibliography * Index