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The Colour Fantastic

Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema

Giovanna Fossati Victoria Jackson Bregt Lameris Elif Rongen-Kaynakci Sarah Street Joshua Yumibe John Belton Peter Delpeut Hilde D'haeyere Barbara Flueckiger

312 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Sparked by a groundbreaking Amsterdam workshop titled "Disorderly Order: Colours in Silent Film," scholarly and archival interest in colour as a crucial aspect of film form, technology and aesthetics has enjoyed a resurgence in the past twenty years. In the spirit of the workshop, this anthology brings together international experts to explore a diverse range of themes that they hope will inspire the next twenty years of research on colour in silent film. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the book explores archival restoration, colour film technology, colour theory, and experimental film alongside beautifully saturated images of silent cinema.
Author Bio
Giovanna Fossati is the chief curator of Eye Filmmuseum and professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam. Victoria Jackson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Bristol, UK. Bregt Lameris is a post-doc at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi is the Silent Film Curator at the EYE Filmuseum, Amsterdam. Sarah Street is Professor of Film at the University of Bristol. She is the author of British Cinema in Documents (2000), Transatlantic Crossings: British Feature Films in the USA (2002) and Black Narcissus (2004). Joshua Yumibe holds a joint appointment as assistant professor and director of Film Studies at Michigan State University and as a lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews.