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Third International Conference ‘Colour in Film’ (19-21 March, 2018) Report

Between the 19th and 21st of March 2018, academics, archivists and specialists in film colour gathered at the BFI Southbank and Birkbeck, University of London, for the Third International Conference ‘Colour in Film’ organised by the Colour Group (GB), HTW Berlin and the University of Zurich. The Eastmancolor Revolution team were there to present a ‘Work in Progress’ session […]

Shades of Grey, Black-and-White and Colour

Sarah Street, Principal Investigator. The last room of the National Gallery’s current exhibition Monochrome: Painting in Black and White (30 Oct 2017-18 Feb 2018) is a large-scale art installation called Room for one colour by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The installation uses single-frequency-monochromatic sodium-yellow lights that suppress all the other colours in the spectrum. This […]

Colour and the Critics

By Sarah Street, PI on The Eastmancolor Revolution project As we’ve seen, advertising Eastmancolor wasn’t always consistent, with less emphasis on a recognizable brand or trademark than Technicolor (‘What’s in a Name?’ Blog, 5 May 2017). This raises further issues around the varied responses of critics to colour once it became more widely available. Technicolor […]

Colour, Fantasy and the Children’s Film Foundation: The Boy Who Turned Yellow (1972)

In Cinema and Colour, Paul Coates remarks that after an extensive IMDB search, he found only 311 film titles that referenced the colour yellow compared with 2,018 for red and 1,459 for blue.[i]  To this relatively short list we can add The Boy Who Turned Yellow, a film curio that was released in 1972.  The […]

What’s in a Name? Eastmancolor, Eastman Colour and colour brand identity

As our project progresses, we’ve started to unpick a couple of issues with the “Eastmancolor” part of our title and focus. First, in the initial decade of its growing use in the British film industry (approximately 1953-1963) there is no agreed usage of the word(s) as a trademark or specific process. Is it one word […]

Colour Group GB’s Second International Conference ‘Colour in Film’ (27/03/17 – 29/03/17)

Our First Project Event  We’re introducing a special screening on Monday 27th March and then on Wednesday 29th we’ve curated a half-day of talks that relate to our project’s Eastmancolor focus. It’s our first public event, and a chance for us to present our project’s interests and even some (very initial) findings. Our Monday screening […]