Category Colour

Colour Control: Chromatic Regulation in Modern Britain 1800 – 2000

Issues of subjectivity, authorship and regulation dominated the recent Colour Control workshop organised by Kirsty Sinclair Dootson (Yale University) and hosted at the Paul Mellon Centre. On a blisteringly sunny day, researchers and experts from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds converged to discuss colour within the context of British history. Dootson began proceedings with […]

When the New Wave came to Bristol: Some People (1962)

By Sarah Street, Principal Investigator Sometimes a film perfectly articulates the aims and objectives of a research project. With our timescale of 1955-85 our database is growing – to date we have logged over 2,000 titles. We had many possible candidates for a special screening and event to be organized in partnership with the Watershed […]

The Perversion of the System: Peeping Tom (1960) And Eastmancolor

This month we’re excited to publish our second in a series of guest blogs on other aspects of British cinema and colour. We’re delighted to present this piece from our colleague and friend Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, PhD Candidate at Yale University. (@sinclairdootson)  When focus puller Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) tells aspiring actress Vivian (Moira Shearer) that […]

Colour advertising films in British cinemas

Starting this month we will be introducing a series of guest blogs on other aspects of British cinema and colour. We’re delighted to open this series with a piece from our colleague and friend Dr Richard Farmer, who worked on the recent 1960s British cinema project (@1960sProject). As Britain became more affluent during the 1950s, […]