A study of the use of color in film, and of the ways in which color has been theorized, both as a concept and specifically in terms of cinema. Paul Coates unpacks the use of color in a diverse range of films such as All that Heaven Allows, The Wizard of Oz, Three Colours and The Lives of Others, and many more.
About the author
PAUL COATES is a Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, where he is also at present Acting Chair. He is the author of a number of books, including, most recently, Lucid dreams: the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (ed.) (Flicks Books: Trowbridge, 1999), Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003) and
The Red and the White: The Cinema of People's Poland (London: Wallflower, 2005).