Color and empathy

Color and empathy

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The collection of essays brings together texts from two decades, documenting two of the author's ongoing areas of interest: the poetics of colour in film as well as affective viewer responses. Employing a bottom-up approach as a basis for theoretical exploration, each of the essays concentrates on a particular film or a number of related films to come to terms with a set of issues. These include the differences between black-and-white and color works, the emergence of bold chromatic schemes in the 1950s, experimental aesthetics of color negative stock, idiosyncratic uses of colour, idiosyncratic uses of motor mimicry, genre-specific reactions to the documentary, and empathetic reactions to animals and to architecture in film.Tom Gunning1 When I was a little girl I loved coloring books, especially those with lots of human or animal figures, and I imagined ... entire image systematically, according to the relative density of the black-and-white.2 In the transparent areas of the frame, certain ... 1 Tom Gunning, a€œColourful Metaphors: The Attraction of Colour in Silent Cinema, a€ Living Pictures. ... (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007), 41-56; Paul Read, a€a#39;Unnatural Coloursa#39;: An Introduction to Colouring Techniques in Silent Eraanbsp;...

Title:Color and empathy
Author:Christine Brinckmann
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2014-12-09


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