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Technicolor-multicolor-sennett-color: natural color processes in Mack Sennett comedies 1926-1931

Hilde D'haeyere UGent (2012) Color and the moving image : history, theory, aesthetics, archive. In AFI Film Reader p.23-36
abstract
Beginning in 1926, natural color photography became a rare but recurring feature in Mack Sennett's slapstick comedy films. Little is known about these color sequences and shorts; unsurprisingly, their survival rate is very low. Drawing on the company's production files, press reviews and surviving prints, this article explores the function of color in the predominantly black-and-white world of slapstick comedy in the period of its transition to sound. The injection of natural color emerges as an important factor in the process of updating slapstick comedy, and indicates Sennett's early awareness of the commercial and comical appeal of color cinematography.
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film technology, film aesthetics, film studies, film history
book title
Color and the moving image : history, theory, aesthetics, archive
editor
Simon Brown, Sarah Street and Liz Watkins
series title
AFI Film Reader
pages
23 - 36
publisher
Routledge USA
place of publication
London, UK
ISBN
9780415892636
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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c:vabb:338453
VABB type
VABB-4
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3009084
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3009084
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http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415801799/
date created
2012-10-09 09:00:37
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2012-10-22 14:14:26
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  abstract     = {Beginning in 1926, natural color photography became a rare but recurring feature in Mack Sennett's slapstick comedy films. Little is known about these color sequences and shorts; unsurprisingly, their survival rate is very low. Drawing on the company's production files, press reviews and surviving prints, this article explores the function of color in the predominantly black-and-white world of slapstick comedy in the period of its transition to sound. The injection of natural color emerges as an important factor in the process of updating slapstick comedy, and indicates Sennett's early awareness of the commercial and comical appeal of color cinematography.},
  author       = {D'haeyere, Hilde},
  booktitle    = {Color and the moving image : history, theory, aesthetics, archive},
  editor       = {Brown, Simon  and Street, Sarah  and Watkins, Liz },
  isbn         = {9780415892636},
  keyword      = {film technology,film aesthetics,film studies,film history},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {23--36},
  publisher    = {Routledge USA},
  series       = {AFI Film Reader},
  title        = {Technicolor-multicolor-sennett-color: natural color processes in Mack Sennett comedies 1926-1931},
  url          = {http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415801799/},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
D’haeyere, Hilde. 2012. “Technicolor-multicolor-sennett-color: Natural Color Processes in Mack Sennett Comedies 1926-1931.” In Color and the Moving Image : History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive, ed. Simon Brown, Sarah Street, and Liz Watkins, 23–36. London, UK: Routledge USA.
APA
D’haeyere, H. (2012). Technicolor-multicolor-sennett-color: natural color processes in Mack Sennett comedies 1926-1931. In Simon Brown, S. Street, & L. Watkins (Eds.), Color and the moving image : history, theory, aesthetics, archive (pp. 23–36). London, UK: Routledge USA.
Vancouver
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D’haeyere H. Technicolor-multicolor-sennett-color: natural color processes in Mack Sennett comedies 1926-1931. In: Brown S, Street S, Watkins L, editors. Color and the moving image : history, theory, aesthetics, archive. London, UK: Routledge USA; 2012. p. 23–36.
MLA
D’haeyere, Hilde. “Technicolor-multicolor-sennett-color: Natural Color Processes in Mack Sennett Comedies 1926-1931.” Color and the Moving Image : History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive. Ed. Simon Brown, Sarah Street, & Liz Watkins. London, UK: Routledge USA, 2012. 23–36. Print.