Color in Films: a Critical Overview

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  • Maria Helena Braga e Vaz da Costa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19177/rcc.v6e12011333-346

Palavras-chave:

Cinema, Color, Film, Aesthetics

Resumo

The use of color in cinema involves explanations and associations at different levels: (1) the physical, in the way that color can affect the viewer giving him/her a more or less pleasing feeling; (2) the psychological, because color can stimulate psychological responses; and (3) the aesthetic, because colors can be chosen selectively according to the effect they can produce, considering their balance, proportion and composition within the film. This article will consider these three characteristics of color and some film examples, in order to discuss about the role of color in cinema.

Biografia do Autor

Maria Helena Braga e Vaz da Costa

Arquiteta (UFPE, 1986), Doutora em Estudos de Mídia (University of Sussex - Inglaterra, 2001). Professora do Departamento de Artes da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN.

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2011-06-10

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