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Colours, audiences, and (dis)continuity in the 'cinema of the second period'.(Critical essay)
January 1, 2009 ... The sun is high, blinding and hot: the image flooded in a bright yellow tint. Under a tree, an old, desperate man is lying on a grave, and, like a plain-clothed Lady of Sorrows, a young girl is leaning against its wooden cross. They are...

Plate captions--Part 2 (volume 21 issue 2 pp. 105-184).
January 1, 2009 ... Symptoms of desire: colour, costume, and commodities in fashion newsreels of the 1910s and 1920s (pp. 107-121) Plate 1. Senaste modenytt fran Paris (Svenska Biografteatern, 1922). [All illustrations courtesy of the Swedish National...

Segundo de Chomon and the fascination for colour.(Biography)
January 1, 2009 ... In Spain the cinematographic spectacle was born in black and white, and testimony from the early years of that country's cinema history sometimes stressed that characteristic. For instance, the Spanish philosopher Eugeni d'Ors compared the...

Introduction: early colour.(Essay)
January 1, 2009 ... One of the most fascinating (yet misunderstood and overlooked) aspects of silent cinema history is that of colour technology and aesthetics. Like early sound, colour was incorporated with the black-and-white image through a variety of...

Restoration of Danish silent films--in colour.(Essay)
January 1, 2009 ... Faced with the task of restoring a film, one needs a strategy for dealing with the artistic possibilities and limitations of the medium. Basically two possible restoration options are available: recreating the film in its premiere form, i.e....