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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 […]

Jack Cardiff, Prism and solarized effects in The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

By Sarah Street, Principal Investigator Prism, a new play by Terry Johnson (Hampstead Theatre, London, 6 Sept-14 Oct 2017), is based on legendary colour cinematographer Jack Cardiff (Robert Lindsay) towards the end of his life, when past and present become intertwined through the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and as he struggles to write his autobiography. […]

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 […]

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 […]