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“Now on the big screen in COLOUR!” Eastman Colour and British Science Fiction films, 1955-65

By Keith M. Johnston, co-investigator In my last post – on special effects and early Eastman Colour – I commented on the fact that science fiction films have long been associated with a display of spectacular visual effects. But that got me thinking – while colour cinema has also been associated with spectacle, the dominant […]

For Better, For Worse? Special Effects and Colour in the Early Eastmancolor Era

by Keith M. Johnston, Co-Investigator on The Eastmancolor Revolution Project Special or visual effects have been a crucial part of cinema over the last 120 years, including George Melies’ spectacular fantasies, the stop motion animation of King Kong (1933), the motion controlled action of Star Wars (1977), and the current use of computer generated imagery […]