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[Commlist] 'Eastmancolor Revolution' Symposium

Mon Jul 08 23:12:08 GMT 2019

‘The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85’ Symposium

*/Colour and British Visual Culture/*//


Cinema City (Screen 3), Norwich, Friday 6 September 2019, 10:30 - 17:00

Organisers: Dr Paul Frith (UEA) Professor Keith Johnston (UEA)


This event will explore the impact of colour across different areas of Britain’s post-war visual culture. Arising out of the AHRC-funded ‘Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85’ project, the symposium will consider how the British film industry’s push towards colour – which became mainstream by the late 1960s – parallels the introduction of colour in other media and creative sectors.

This post-war proliferation of colour occurs in film, television, home video, music, fashion, advertising, and publishing. Each sector employed different technologies, processes, techniques and approaches in order to transform a traditionally monochrome visual culture into part- or full-colour.

The symposium includes panels on different aspects of this transformation:

Restoration and Rediscovery: The Colour Film Canon

Selling Colour: Colour in Television and Advertising

Visual Culture: Colour in Fashion, Music and Publishing

The symposium will be composed of three 90-minute panels. Each panel will comprise three speakers, from industry and academic backgrounds, talking for around 15-20 minutes each, allowing time for audience questions at the end.

*Lunch and refreshments are included with your free ticket.*


***Confirmed Speakers:*

Sarah Cronin-Stanley (Talking Pictures TV)

Kirsty Sinclair Dootson (Newnham College, Cambridge)

Richard Farmer (University of East Anglia)

Laura Mayne (University of Hull)

Anthony Nield (Head of Production, Powerhouse Films)

Michael Pick (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and author, /Be Dazzled!: Norman Hartnell, Sixty Years of Glamour and Fashion/)

Mark Pitchforth (History of Advertising Trust)

David Roach (Comic Book Artist and author, /Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art /and /Masters of British Comics/-forthcoming)

.... and more to be announced.

For more information on the project visit:

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Twitter: @EastmancolorRev <>

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