Roxy Radulescu’s Movies In Color Project


Copioni, colonne sonore, movimenti di macchina – ci sono tanti aspetti che rendono un vero grande film di quello che è. Il range cromatico di colori non è necessariamente quello che viene in mente per primo. MOVIES IN COLOR presenta una collezione di buon gusto di classici del cinema come Kubrick “2001: Odissea nello spazio” del 1968 con Fotografia di Geoffrey Unsworth, “Punch Drunk Love” di Paul Thomas Anderson, “Bastardi senza gloria” di Tarantino e di più.

Story, Soundtrack, Camera – there are so many aspects that make a truly great film what it is. The color palette isn’t necessarily what comes to mind first. The Tumblr MOVIES IN COLOR presents a tasteful collection of movie classics such as Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968 with Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth, “Punch Drunk Love” by Paul Thomas Anderson, Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and more.

”The idea started when I was watching Skyfall. I was taken with the cinematography and use of color more-so than the story itself. I wanted to find out what colors made up certain stills and after making a few color palettes for Skyfall, took it a step further by extending it to all films and starting a blog. So far, the blog has not only been an aesthetic pursuit but also an educational pursuit that showcases the relationship between color, cinematography, set design, and production design. Overall, it is a study of color in films, but has other uses and applications. One of the goals is to give artists color palettes they can use in paintings, films, videos, graphic design, and other pursuits. 

The Process
Research is first. I search for stills that are compositionally interesting as well as rich in color. I use the help of a color generator to get a very basic range of swatches. Then I piece together the general palette from that and other colors I think are prominent or worth including from the still. It’s all done in Photoshop to keep layout and swatch sizes consistent and to facilitate color sampling from the image.

I take requests on a first come first serve basis. I have a lot of them coming in every day. In responding to requests, I always try to gauge when your film or requested director week will show up. I write all of them down and try to work them in. Though it might take a while, your request is bound to show up soon!”

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