The Colour Fantastic – Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema

Featuring a collection of essays originally presented at the conference ‘The Colour Fantastic: Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema that took place in 2015 at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam.

Delving into the previously neglected history of the use of colour in silent cinema, film historians and archivists examine and reveal the significance of this important part of film history.  Topics discussed: natural and additive colour, colour and animated advertising, Two-colour Technicolour, colour theory and experimental film.

Contributors include Dr Frank Gray, Director, Screen Archive South East on Kinemacolor and Kodak: The Enterprise of Colour. Plus read about Screen Archive South East’s Preservation & Production Manager Nicholas Clark’s techniques to restore Kinemacolor.

Part of the Framing Film book series dedicated to the theoretical and analytical studies in restoration, collection, archival and exhibition practices.

Published by Eye Film Museum/Amsterdam University Press