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Från svartvit till färg: en studie av färg i Michelangelo Antonionis film Den röda öknen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
From black and white to color : a study of color in Michelangelo Antonioni´s film The red desert (English)
Abstract [en]

Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007) belonged to a generation of filmmakers that breathed new life into cinematic expression in the annals of modern-day European film history. By employing his background as a documentary filmmaker, Antonioni used these skills to help establish his own particular style. There was a distinct evolution of style which progressed during his triology L´Avventura, La Notte and L´Eclisse, 1959-1962. This theises presents a comperative study between his earlier films in black and white and his first color film - Il deserto roso, from 1964. By observing color in relation to narrative, dialouge, acting and elements of mise-en-scène, I suggest different answers than those previously discussed among critics concerning this interrelationship. I also discuss how camera technique has presented new possibilities in this area. Concerning references from the texts and books by influential critics, I add my own visions and interpretations concerning this subject. Moreover, I have looked at other filmmakers and their productions´use of colors. One of the crucial themes of this text is how these two formats - black and white and color - bring different modes of meaning and affect their specific films´narratives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Michelangelo, Antonioni, The red desert, color, Technicolor, filmstyle, filmhistory
Keyword [sv]
Michelangelo, Antonioni, Den röda öknen, färg, Technicolor, filmstil, filmhistoria
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27017Local ID: FIV C-6OAI: diva2:617237
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Film Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-04-29 Created: 2013-04-22 Last updated: 2013-04-29Bibliographically approved

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