Color in the Cinema|
Spring 2010 not offered
The goals of this course are to help students come to terms with color as an element of film style and to develop tools to analyze and understand color in the cinema. The class will include an introduction to color theory and to attempts by art historians to characterize and understand color. We will also attend to the writings of filmmakers and film scholars who have tried to define and describe color's contribution to the moving image. Most of our energy, however, will be devoted to intensive viewing and reviewing of films. We will consider tinting and toning, two-color processes, three-color Technicolor, and photochemical processes. At least half of the class will be devoted to studying norms and techniques of color design in the classical Hollywood cinema. The final portion of the seminar will be devoted to case studies of films that take up color in particularly interesting ways. Filmmakers might include Ray, Minnelli, Houston, Godard, Demy, Bresson, Kurosawa, Wong Kar-wai, and Kitano.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
Authors will include: Joseph Albers, Rudolf Arnheim, Faber Birren, Johannes Itten, Fred Basten, David Bordwell, Edward Brannigan, Edward Buscombe, John Belton, Richard Haines, Richard Neupert, Lansing Holden, and Natalie Kalmus.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two papers and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
$60.00 Course fee. Course is only open to junior and senior Film majors.
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