Magazine article Screen International

Berlinale Retrospective to Celebrate Technicolor

Magazine article Screen International

Berlinale Retrospective to Celebrate Technicolor

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Retrospective strand to celebrate 100th anniversary of Technicolor.

The Retrospective of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 5-15) is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Color by Technicolor.

The strand will include around 30 Technicolor films, some of which have been restored, which were madebetween the dawn of Technicolor and 1953 - and include six British films.

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said: "The blazing red of Southern skies in Gone with the Wind or the ecstatic yellow of the raincoats in Singin' in the Rain - in those days, the play of dramatically intensified colours was a sensation. The Technicolor process combined with cultural and economic trends to produce great cinematic works of art that still thrill audiences today. …

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