By Sarah Street To celebrate International Colour Day (21stMarch) I’ve picked a film from the period covered by our project that celebrates colour in no uncertain terms. The Beatles’ film Magical Mystery Tour (1967) is brimming with colour interest as the purest expression of their fascination with experimental visual techniques and counter-cultural expression. After its […]

The Fourth International ‘Colour in Film’ Conference took place at the BFI Southbank on the 25th– 27th February 2019. The conference has been increasing in scope and scale since its initiation in 2016 with a truly global audience of academics, archivists and specialists in film colour. Full credit to the Colour Group (GB), HTW Berlin […]

by Dr Paul Mazey The Gothic shocker The Black Torment (1964) represented a departure for the exploitation producers Michael Klinger and Tony Tenser and their company Compton Films.  They had worked with director Robert Hartford-Davis on his debut feature The Yellow Teddy Bears (1963), a salacious (for the time) film about promiscuity in a girls’ […]

Global Colour and the Moving Image: Call for Papers Conference, University of Bristol, 10-12 July 2019 Keynote speakers: Professor Barbara Flueckiger, University of Zurich Professor Ranjani Mazumdar, Jawaharlal Nehru University Ten years on from the Colour and the Moving Image conference in Bristol, the study of film colour has grown impressively. While the majority of […]

by Dr Paul Frith The use of colour in cinematic representations of hypnosis is as old as the medium itself, often employed for the purpose of theatrical spectacle. Possibly the earliest use of hypnosis captured on film is a performance of the ‘serpentine dance’ original created by Loïe Fuller for the play Quack M.D. in […]